Life Sciences Innovation Day 2013
Business as Usual or Brave New World?
June 5, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Harvard Club of Boston
374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
The 6th Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation (MALSI) Day is the biggest day for life sciences startups and innovation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This is a high-energy, hands-on event which brings together scientific leaders and business experts to mingle with scientists, post-docs, professors, entrepreneurs, innovators, and venture capitalists.
Business as Usual or Brave New World? Can we learn valuable lessons from life sciences start-up companies that have already been formed and funded? Or are life sciences entrepreneurs entering a "Brave New World" where their path to success is going to be completely different? Our speakers and panelists will consider the current status life sciences and what changes we should expect in the future. How will these changes impact basic research, technology commercialization, investment in new companies, and scientists' careers?
Panels and Discussion Sessions will include:
- Getting to First Base - our panel of CEOs will talk about how they raised new funding in the last 12 months
- 7 habits of extraordinary life sciences companies - what habits have made some start-ups successful in the past and will these traits still be relevant in the future
- What will the Academic-Industrial Complex look like in the next decade?
- Which business models will still be relevant in the next five years?
- You want to continue to have a career in science - but what will that be like in academia or in industry
- Are Virtual Companies Faster, Better and Cheaper?
- What will the founding teams of start-ups look like - experienced teams or student entrepreneurs
Panelists and Moderators will include:
- Irene Abrams, Director, Research Ventures & Licensing, Partners Healthcare
- Omar Amirana, Managing Director, Life Sciences, Allied Minds
- Richard Anders, Founder and Executive Director, MA Medical Angels (MA2)
- Robert Anderson, Partner, Lathrop & Gage LLP
- Doug Banks, Associate Vice President, Economic Development, UMass
- Abigail Barrow, Founding Director, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center and Conference Co-Chair
- Jonathan Behr, Vice President of New Ventures, Enlight Biosciences
- Carl Berke, Partner, Partners HealthCare Innovation Fund
- Nancy Briefs, CEO, InfoBionic
- John Brooks, CEO, Joslin Diabetes Center
- Charles Cameron, Founder/Managing Director, Hub Angel Investment Group, LLC
- Lauren Celano, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
- Abbie Celniker, CEO, Eleven Biotherapeutics
- David Cohen, Director of Hepatology, Brigham & Women's Hospital
- Cliff Culver, Founder, OnDeckBiotech
- Prem Das, Chief Research Business Development Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)
- Deborah Dunsire, Former President & CEO, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
- Bill Edelman, Chairman at Large
- Michael Fahey, President and Cloud Architect, InfoBionic, Inc.
- Jose-Maria Fernandez, Laboratory for Financial Engineering, MIT Sloan
- Roger Frechette, President & CEO, Frontiera Therapeutics
- Johannes Fruehauf, CEO, LabCentral
- Carolyn Green, President and Director, Atreaon Inc.
- Julia Greenstein, Assistant Vice President, Cure Therapies
- Melissa Hunter-Ensor, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP
- Frederick "Rick" Jones, Serial Entrepreneur
- Scott Kennedy, Vice President of Translational Medicine-Global, Novartis
- Ankit Mahadevia, Principal, Atlas Venture
- Michael Malone, Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement, UMass Amherst
- Albine Martin, COO, Precision Biologics, Inc
- Sanjeev Munshi, Director, External Research and Licensing, Merck Research Laboratories
- Auro Nair, General Manager, Scientific Research Services, Jackson Laboratory
- Mark Namchuk, Senior VP of Research for North America, Vertex
- Gerard O'Connor, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP
- Joshua Phillips, Managing Partner, Catalyst Health Ventures
- Linda Plano, Founder, Plano & Simple
- Kevin Pojasek, Entrepreneur-in-residence, Atlas Venture
- Kiran Reddy, Associate Partner, Third Rock Ventures, LLC
- Scott Samuels, Member, Mintz Levin
- Aaron Sandoski, Managing Director, Norwich Ventures
- Michael Schrader, CEO, Vaxess
- Josh Tolkoff, Partner, Ironwood Equity
- Robert Thompson, President and CEO, Amorphex Therapeutics LLC
- Mike Travis, Principal, Travis & Company, Inc.
- Leslie Williams, Director, Founder, President and CEO, ImmusanT, Inc.
The conference will feature Keynotes, Panels, Innovators' Marketplace, Networking Reception with leading life sciences CEO's , and our "Brave New World" Poster Competition - great prizes for 3 best posters!
Join us for the flagship event of life sciences in Massachusetts, jointly and actively put together by all the major organizations that are involved in starting and supporting the life sciences start-up ecosystem in the Commonwealth.
- $190 Academics/staff at MATTO member institutions and Members of MassBio
- $235 Non-members
- $60 Students and post-docs (ID's will be required at the event)
- $550 - Innovators' Marketplace Exhibitor* (includes two attendees). Please register on-line the first Exhibitor and send the transaction number and the name and email address of the second Exhibitor to firstname.lastname@example.org
- $75 Reception only - includes poster competition, CEO Reception and Innovators' Marketplace (5-7 pm only)
*Service providers will only be allocated space in the exhibit hall if they sponsor the conference - for a listing of sponsorship opportunities please visit our Sponsorship page.
On-line registration is closed.
On-site Registration will open at 8:00 on June 5th, 2013 at the 1st floor of the Harvard Club at 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
All walk-ins are welcome.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day has been developed by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Start-up Initiative (MALSI). MALSI is a platform organization that brings together all major public and private entities in the State that are committed to building the next generation of Massachusetts companies. MALSI's mission is to ensure that Massachusetts maintains its lead as the #1 region in the world to start, nurture and grow life sciences companies.
MALSI partners include: Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center, MassBio, Mass Medical Angels, TiE Boston, and several major universities and research hospitals.
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