Archive: 2011 Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day

June 2, 2011
Harvard Club of Boston
374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

View the 2011_Notebook for detailed information about the Conference Agenda, Speaker Biographies, Sponsor Information, Company Profiles, and Exhibitors.

Conference Description

Building Biotech Backward: What is in the secret sauce to a successful startup?  We believe the best way is to “build your biotech backwards” and consider how all the issues you will face in your successful company 5-10 years from now influence your ideas today. Our Panel will debate some of the big issues on “building biotech backwards” while brainstorming with your ideas to increase the chance of your startup becoming the next success story.

Participate at 9 Open Discussions that include Careers outside of Academia; Intellectual Property for Start-ups; Inside a VC firm; Hot Diseases; Partnering with Pharma/Medtech; Early money: Angels & Grants; How to start a Biotech company; Hot to start a Medtech company; and How to start a Diagnostics company.

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 startup ecosystem in the Commonwealth.

Feedback from last year’s event:

“…The “funny money” giveaway at the poster session was a brilliant idea - great way to encourage networking and listening! Clever and fun.

“…An OUTSTANDING job on the speaker line-up, excellent diversity
across the life sciences innovation field; blend of keynotes and panels).”

“…an exceptionally good job designing the day with good refreshments and
reliable breaks between sessions to allow for networking and connections.”

“…We all attend lots of conferences and I would give this one an A+++.
Great job!!!”

“…Was a good mix of new science and venture education. I would definitely
attend again- the level of presenters and attendees was really good.”

“…Absolutely great conference. I think it’s now the best emerging life science
conference on the East Coast all year.”

“….Outstanding show … fantastic science and compelling speakers. A
complete ecosystem that promotes thought leadership and innovation.”