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Reversing Aging: Financing Anti-Aging Technologies


Reversing Aging: Financing Anti-Aging Technologies

Join in with a discussion on the state of anti-aging technologies and science and how we can all fund the scientific breakthroughs that will make anti-aging technologies a reality.

An open beer & wine bar will be available. Come meet the rejuvenation science circuit in NYC as well as a mix of philanthropists, venture capitalists, angel investors, scientists, entrepreneurs, and technologists.


Wed, November 30, 2016

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST


6:30-7:00: Networking

7:00-7:30: Aubrey de Grey Keynote

7:30-8:00: Panel Discussion

8:00-8:15: Audience Questions

8:15-9:30: Networking


District CoWork Nomad

1204 Broadway

New York, NY 10001

United States

For tickets please visit the website here.


Aubrey Headshot

Aubrey de Grey (SENS Research Foundation) is the biomedical gerontologist who researched the idea for, founded, and serves as CSO for SENS Research Foundation. He received his BA in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and 2000, respectively. Dr. de Grey is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations. He is the author of The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging (1999) and co-author of Ending Aging (2007). He is known for his view that medical technology may enable human beings alive today to live indefinitely.

Ramphis Castro Headshot

Ramphis Castro (ScienceVest) is the co-founder of ScienceVest (YC F3), a fund and platform for hard-tech and life science companies, and Impact Science Angels, an angel group focused on investing in companies that can impact over a million lives. He is a Kauffman Fellow, a community representing 160 venture firms and corporate venture groups in 40 countries on 6 continents, that have collectively deployed $200 billion in venture capital. He has served as policy adviser on entrepreneurship, technology, and economic development policy to leaders in Puerto Rico, Norway, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Guatemala, among others. As an entrepreneur, he has launched and successfully commercialized intellectual property now used across multiple industries around the world. His background includes undergraduate studies in computer engineering, a Juris Doctorate with a focus on AI and robotics law, and graduate studies in public policy, entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship education.

Oliver Headshot

Oliver Medvedik (Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering) is presently the Director of the Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering at The Cooper Union, where he carries out research on improving gene targeting in mammalian cells, enzymatic oligonucleotide synthesis, and other bioengineering projects. He is also co-founder of the community biotechnology laboratory Genspace, which is located in Brooklyn, and he continues to serve on its board of directors. He is also co-founder and vice-president of the non-profit organization LEAF (Life Extension Advocacy Foundation), and he serves on its board of directors as well. LEAF has launched a crowdfunding platform for fiscally sponsoring research directed towards longevity and the diseases of aging.

About the author

Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 500 articles on the topic as well as attending various medical industry conferences. In 2019 he was listed in the top 100 journalists covering biomedicine and longevity research in the industry report – Top-100 Journalists covering advanced biomedicine and longevity created by the Aging Analytics Agency. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, and, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project. In 2015 he led the Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP) for the International Longevity Alliance and in 2016 helped the team of the SENS Research Foundation to reach their goal for the OncoSENS campaign for cancer research.
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