Business Development

Roger Royse

E050 From Farmland Through Wall Street To Silicon Valley: How To Join Tech Revolution as a Lawyer

Roger Royse is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Haynes and Boone, LLP and practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. He works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to publicly traded multinationals in a variety of industries.

Roger is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and former chair of several committees of the American Bar Association Sections of Business Law and Taxation. He has been an instructor or professor of legal, tax and business topics for the Center for International Studies in Salzburg, Austria, as well as the Golden Gate University School of Law and Stanford Continuing Studies. Roger also authored the book “Dead on Arrival: How to Avoid the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Start-Up.”

Alessandro Crimi, PhD, Yawlab

E048 How To Develop a Startup Educating the Global South in Quantum Computing

Dr. Alessandro Crimi is an Italian-born researcher turned educator and entrepreneur. He holds a PhD in Medical Imaging from the University of Copenhagen and an MBA in International Healthcare Management from the University of Basel. He alternated formal research in neuroimaging to healthcare-related projects, mostly based in Ghana. Since 2012, he is a Visiting Lecturer of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Ghana. Among his achievements to date, he pulled off a prenatal care project which was using portable ultrasound machines in rural Ghana, and supervised talented PhD students as a part of the program “Women in science for the developing world.”

Currently, he is focused on building two startups:

1. Yawlab, which aims to empower the global South with tools and education about biotech (now registered in Ghana);

2. QC4All, which aims to prepare the global South for the next revolution in quantum computing (in the foundation phase).

Ultimately, the two projects should converge into quantum chemistry simulations.

For more information, please see:

Alessandro’s Medium profile.