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CALBIO 2013 -- Will YOU Be The Next Biotech Idol?

CALBIO 2013 is just around the corner, and one of the most exciting aspects added this year is speed-dating!  No, you won’t find the date of your dreams, but you could just plant the seeds for a wonderful relationship!

The speed dating trackis a fast, fun format that gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet venture capital and pharma execs one-on-one.  Three 75 minute sessions will occur during the course of the conference, divided between traditional VC early stage, traditional mid-late stage/corporate/strategic VC investing and pharmaceutical business development.

Each of these sessions will open with a rapid fire Q&A with VCs/pharma execs about their current investing or partnering strategies and what they look for in an ideal investment. Following the Q&A, four pre-selected companies will get to make three-minute pitches to the VC/partner panel (as well as the assembled audience) and receive on-the-spot critiques from our experts. At this point, audience participation and enthusiasm becomes key.  Judged by audience applause, one entrepreneur will win a date (an extended one-hour meeting) with the VC or partner of their choice.

The excitement doesn’t end there.  Following the live pitch, the VCs/partners will be sent to stations and all audience entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to line up to speak with one. Each entrepreneur will get two minutes to pitch their story and then, if time allows, go to another station for another pitch opportunity. The audience will then come back together and each VC/partner will select a winner from each group to have an extended one-hour meeting.

Opportunities still exist to submit your company to participate in the on-stage pitches.  For information please contact Jennifer Landress.  For more information on the conference, or to register online, please visit CALBIO 2013.


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