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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
9:30am - 11:00am

Accelerators, Incubators, and Foundries: Understanding the Models and How They Create Value for Life Science Startup

Hosted by BioArbor at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium / Coulter Investment Forum
Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
Elizabeth Ann Room


This panel of leading experts in the exciting space of life science accelerators, incubators, and foundries will explore the different models for each and their importance in the life science ecosystem. Discussion will center on which might be right for your idea, at what stage, and how these organizations create value for entrepreneurs.

Hosted by BioArbor Life Science Forum at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium / Coulter Investment Forum, a premier venture capital investment event that connects startups and investors from across the country.

The BioArbor event is open to the public as well as attendees of the Venture Investment event.


Event Panelists:
Ibraheem Badejo Ph.D.
Sr. Director New Ventures J&J Innovation Center


Sandra Cochrane
Director, WMed Innovation Center

Bill Mayer
Vice President, Entrepreneurial Services SPARK

Karen Spilizewski
Vice President, Business Development, RiverVest Venture Partners






Missed a session? Watch archived videos below:


Using Captured Data
The Talent Bottleneck: Recruiting Senior Level Management

Raising Your First $1M
Entrepreneur Showcase
Founder/Leadership Transition: When and How do You Step Away
What You Need to Know About Life Science Venture Capital



Tips on Partnering From the Industry Playbook
So What is Your Reimbursement Strategy?
Big Data, the Louisiana Purchase, and the Wild West
New Models for Life Science Angel Investing
Entrepreneur Showcase

The Quantified Self: How Big Data and Mobile Technology are Revolutionizing Health Care
Corporate Investors in Life Science Companies
Building Value with Virtual Teams
FIH to NDA in 5 Years
Patient Advocacy Foundations


Insider's View of a Start Up: Year One
The State of Investing in Healthcare: Opportunities from a VC Perspective
Beyond the Hype: The Impact and Potential of Personalized Medicine

Use of Social Media for Marketing in Life Science Companies
Getting to an Exit: Success Stories from the Life Sciences

Assessing the Potential of Your Product

Harnessing I.T. to Create Breakthroughs in Healthcare
New Strategies in a Challenging Regulatory Environment
Driving a Genomics Revolution Through Open Source Innovation
Successful Collaboration Comes in All Shapes and Sizes
When the Wheels Fall Off Your Startup, What Do You Do?
How to Raise Your First Million – Getting New Ventures Off the Ground

Pitching to Venture Capitalists: A Real World Example
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Serial CEOs Tell Their Stories
Patent Reform Has Finally Arrived! Friend or Foe?
Defining the Future Growth of Michigan's Biosciences Sector


[See all videos on Ann Arbor SPARK’s Vimeo channel]



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Building Networks
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Growing Talent
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