‘Fast Forward’ talk today on tech transfer with Jim Stefansic


The 2013 FastForward Entrepreneurship Speaker Series launches Thursday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m.  with a lecture by Jim Stefansic, a 1994 Johns Hopkins University alumnus from the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

What: “Founding Pathfinder Therapeutics: From Technology Transfer to Venture Capital to Market”

When: 4 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 12. Free parking and shuttles leaving every 10 minutes from Mason Hall

Where: Stieff Silver Building

Stefansic served as co-founder and CEO of Pathfinder Therapeutics, Inc., a Nashville-based medical device company. He was instrumental in raising more than $17 million in venture capital and SBIR funding as well as bringing Pathfinder’s product to market.

Today Stefansic serves as director of commercialization at Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership focused on the development of regional high-growth companies. Stefansic received his BS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and his MBA from Belmont University, where he is an adjunct professor of business.