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Excellence in Entrepreneurship

“You have to be a true visionary. It’s something that has to come from within,” said Deepa Pakianathan, the 2012 recipient of the Excellence in Entrepreneurship award given at the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship annual awards banquet.

Pakianathan, a partner at Delphi Ventures, who leads the firm’s biotechnology investment activities, received her M.S. here, and later, a Ph.D. in immunology, graduating from Wake Forest in 1993. Her nonlinear career path, from bench science to venture capital, with stops in banking and mergers and acquisitions, may not seem like the most traditional, but neither is Pakianathan.

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