How to start something amazing: An Entrepreneur’s Journey

How to start something amazing: An Entrepreneur’s Journey

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Date(s) - Thursday, 11th April 2019
18:30 - 21:00

Eversheds Sutherland, Kett House, Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2JY


In this talk How to start something amazing, scientist entrepreneur Jason Mellad will cover his personal journey from academia to biotech and the Board room. He will focus in particular on the importance of spotting and seizing opportunities, working collaboratively, and paying it forward to help the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Speaker – Jason Mellad

Jason is a scientist entrepreneur passionate about translating innovative technologies into more effective therapies and better patient outcomes. As CEO of Start Codon, he aims to identify healthcare startups with the most groundbreaking technologies, then seed fund and mentor them to help drive their success.

Previously, he was CEO of Cambridge Epigenetix which has developed a proprietary epigenetic biomarker discovery platform for the development of new diagnostic assays and the identification of novel drug targets. While at Cambridge Epigenetix, Jason transformed the research tools company into a leading liquid biopsy player and led two successful fundraises (Series B and C) for a total of $51m.

Jason was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to obtain his PhD in Medicine from the University of Cambridge with a focus on the molecular mechanisms regulating vascular remodeling within coronary artery bypass grafts. He has a BSc (Summa Cum Laude) in Molecular Biology and Chemistry from Tulane University.

Connect with Jason Mellad: @StartCodon (Instagram and twitter)


  • 6:30 pm Networking/Meet a member over snacks and refreshments
  • 7:00 pm Talk: How to start something amazing
  • 9:00 pm Pub


Travel information

  • Parking available on site