October 24th 2017 11:30 AM - October 24th 2017 01:00 PM

Innovate with JLABS (Lunch 'n Learn)

5.00 - 10.00
175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Innovate with JLABS (Lunch 'n Learn)


Since opening May 11, 2016, JLABS @ Toronto now hosts over 48 companies in its space. JLABS @ Toronto offers emerging life science companies modular lab units, office space, shared core laboratory equipment and business facilities. It also links the entrepreneurs with the full breadth of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, including opportunities for funding, third-party services, educational events and R&D experts from medical technology, consumer healthcare product and Janssen pharmaceutical teams.

Breanne Halyk and Karen Simonetti from JLABS will be here to talk about  their industry/startup partnerships, and their innovative accelerators across the globe.

Come out and learn more about JLABS & how you can be a part of the ecosystem!



11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch & Networking

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Keynote with Breanne Halyk and Karen Simonetti

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dessert & Networking


About Breanne

Breanne is the Innovation Activation Specialist at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS @ Toronto). Breanne is responsible for marketing, events and communications of JLABS throughout Canada. Her role includes coordinating high-quality, diverse and distinctive programming ranging from one-on-one investor meetings, workshops and large panel series to networking, social events and grand openings.


About Karen

Karen Somonetti is the Operations Manager at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS located at JLABS @ Toronto. In this role, she is responsible for leading all aspects of the JLABS facilities and overall site management including accountability for regulatory compliance, security, budget development and management, customer relationship management and administration. She provides companies with support focused on JLABS excellence in the service delivery model and customer relationship management. Karen enables efficient operational work-flows to ensure compliance related to Environmental Health and Safety and Standard Operating Procedures. In addition, she is responsible for managing relationships with suppliers that assist with daily operations.



Innovation Factory

iF ignites innovation. Through workshops, programming, 1-on-1 mentoring and aiding with access to funding, we help startups commercialize their ideas and small/medium enterprises innovate within their organizations.

Ticket Information

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