qb3 Seminar for Entrepreneurs, “Destroyer of Obstacles': Going...”-2017-11-16

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Event Name: 
qb3 Seminar for Entrepreneurs, “Destroyer of Obstacles': Going...”
Event Date: 
11/16/2017 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Room N-114, Genentech Hall, 600 16th Street, UCSF Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA 94158
Event Details
Event Type: 
Lecture
Event Details: 

QB3, Thursday Midday, Nov. 17, 2017
Event: Seminar for Entrepreneurs, “Destroyer of Obstacles': Going...”
Speaker: Eric Hobbs, CEO, Berkeley Lights
Date and Time: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2017, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: Room N-114, Genentech Hall, 600 16th Street, UCSF Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA 94158
Fee: $10 general admission
Details and registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qb3-seminar-eric-hobbs-berkeley-lights-dest...

Speaker Bio
Eric Hobbs leads Berkeley Lights, an East Bay company developing nanofluidic technology that enables cell selection for drug discovery, cell line development, and cell therapy manufacturing. The SF Business Times recently profiled Hobbs as a "destroyer of obstacles." Under his leadership, Berkeley Lights has hit revenue and budget targets, despite having lost 40 staff just before Hobbs took the helm. How does he face and overcome such challenges, and what has his professional journey been like? Join us November 16 to hear for yourself.
About the Speaker
Eric Hobbs
Eric D. Hobbs joined Berkeley Lights in May 2013 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in March 2017. Prior to becoming CEO, Eric held various senior management roles, including most recently, Senior Vice President of Operations and Consumables. Prior to Berkeley Lights, Eric led the design, development, and launch of 3 new product architectures at FormFactor, Inc. as a senior member of both R&D and Operations organizations. He holds more than 62 U.S. and International patents. Eric has lectured both at UC Berkeley and Stanford speaking on Engineering Design, Invention, and Optimization Algorithms. Eric earned his Ph.D. & M.S. in MEMS Design and Microfluidic Devices at UC Berkeley. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from U.S.C.