The Wharton Investment Resource Exchange (WIRE) angel investing and start-up network at the WCNY is proud to host a series of short webinars in which Wharton-alumni founders of startup companies share their innovative new businesses.

This webinar series gives Wharton alumni founders the opportunity to showcase their companies among the WCNY community, take questions from alumni, and strengthen the network to facilitate potential leads for hires, advisors or investors.

This WCNY startup series talk will feature Dr. John Wong, Co-Founder & CEO of Fluid Biotech. Dr. Wong will be interviewed by Jerrod Hill, who is a team member of Amazon Web Service's Venture Capital Business Development group. Questions from the audience are encouraged via the group chat on Zoom throughout the webinar.

About Fluid Biotech & Dr. John Wong
Fluid Biotech is a medical device start-up company founded by two neurosurgeons in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that has developed an implantable dissolving stent to divert blood flow and heal blood vessels. The founders and inventors, Dr. John Wong (WG ’20) and Dr. Alim Mitha, have been working together for the past 18 years to treat people with stroke, and their drive and commitment to improve patient health sparked a vision to create a radical new device to cure brain aneurysms without invasive surgery.
Dr. Wong is an associate professor in the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Radiology at the Cumming School of Medicine in the University of Calgary. He received his medical education and neurosurgical training at the University of Alberta. After a one-year fellowship in neurovascular surgery at Yale University and further two-year specialization in interventional neuroradiology in New York City, he was recruited to Calgary in 2001. Since then, he has helped develop one of the world’s most productive and collaborative stroke units in North America with colleagues in neurology, radiology, and neurosurgery. Dr. Wong has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed research articles and has served on several grant review panels including for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. He has held local and national leadership roles including the provincial past president of the Alberta Neurosurgical Society for over a decade, previous Division Head of Neurosurgery at the University of Calgary, and is the current secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society.  Dr. Wong received his MBA from The Wharton Executive MBA Program in San Francisco, having earned a double major in Finance and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and was conferred the Dean’s Leadership Award.

About Jerrod Hill
Jerrod Hill, WG'15, is a member of the Amazon Web Services Venture Capital Business Development team based in NYC where he focuses on funds across the United States. Prior to AWS, Jerrod worked in startup investing, management consulting, and education. He also worked at two accelerators, including DreamIt Philadelphia and Techstars NYC as well as worked at two investment funds, including Bowery Capital and Wharton Impact Investing Partners. During this period, Jerrod also worked in management consulting at the Boston Consulting Group in NYC, where he focused on strategy and people and organization projects for financial institutions.

Jerrod started his career as a science teacher with Teach for America, where he taught chemistry, physics, and physical science in Atlanta Public Schools. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, a M.A. in Secondary Teaching from Georgia State University, and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
12:00 PM ET - 12:45 PM ET

Meeting Access Information:
A link, accessible by personal computer, tablet or smartphone, will be emailed to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile.  Please login to update your profile and confirm that the email address listed is correct.  We will attempt to provide the ability to ask questions at the end of the presentation and time permitting.

Click here to register. Please register early as events can and do sell out quickly.
Pre-registration is required.  Registration is subject to availability and will close on Wednesday, September 9th at 9:00am.