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    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 23 Oct 2019
    • Westin SFrancis Hotel 335 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102

    The BIO Investor Forum delivers a rich program that features corporate presentations and panel debates on the sweet spots and growth challenges facing the industry.  The BIO Investor Forum features:

    • Public and venture-stage company presentations.
    • Expert-led panel discussions on the latest market and investment opportunities with emphasis on drug and technology development.
    • BIO One-on-One Partnering™ meetings between biopharma executives and investors
    • Premier opportunity to network with industry executives and investors focused exclusively on life sciences.

    Learn more or register here.

    • 6 Nov 2019
    • 7 Nov 2019

    About the Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum

    The Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Investor & Partnering Forum will be held November 6-7, 2019 at The Biltmore in Miami-Coral Gables, FL. The conference provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet key decision makers in the regional and national life science and medical technology communities.

    Now in its 21st year, the SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum has built a loyal following, attracting thought leaders and investors from across the country.  We expect another strong event in 2019, with new opportunities to build business partnerships and explore the region’s life science industry.

    More than 300 biotech and medtech investors, corporate executives, university representatives, and entrepreneurs will attend the event this year.  This is a rich opportunity to showcase your company at the most significant annual life science conference in the Southeast.

    To date, more than 220 later stage and 180 early stage companies that participated in previous SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forums have raised more than $2.5 billion in public and private funding.  These numbers speak to the quality of our presenting companies.

    To register:

    • 19 Nov 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Fuse Factory 200 Government St 4th Floor, Mobile, AL 36602

    Alabama is recognized as a growing hub for biotechnology, drug discovery, medical devices, and other life sciences. To demystify the biotech startup process, BIO Alabama has organized a morning of informational presentations with highly experienced speakers who offer insight to facilitate successful startup ventures.

    Speaker Line-Up:

    "Federal funding is available — how to win it"

    Andrew  Byrd, MBA, PhD
    Director, University of South Alabama Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration (OCIC) 

    Dr. Byrd joined the OCIC after receiving his Ph.D. in Basic Medical Sciences from USA College of Medicine. A native of Mobile, AL, Dr. Byrd has been affiliated with USA for almost two decades. Dr. Byrd’s involvement in USA technology transfer is pervasive, from technology scouting, invention disclosure and due diligence assessment, through patent strategy and licensing negotiations, including those for the USA Foundation for Research and Commercialization. Dr. Byrd is also an inventor on two patent pending technologies.

    "Your ideas have value - how to protect them"

    Nick Landau PhD, Partner & Registered Patent Attorney, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

    Nick Landau works with individuals, universities, startups, growing businesses, and publicly traded companies to procure, protect and litigate all forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. He combines his research background in microbiology with his training in law to strategically serve life science companies.

    “Startup accounting & finance - why the numbers matter”

    Phillip Rivers, CPA, Warren Averett

    Phillip leads the Warren Averett Mobile office and has more than 18 years of accounting experience in a wide range of industries including real estate, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and transportation. He is a Member of the Firm, and Joined Warren Averett in July 2012 after previously spending over 11 years with a Big 4 firm. Phillip specializes in handling complex accounting and auditing matters for his clients. Services he provides include internal control reviews, due diligence, debt issuances as well as assistance with mergers and acquisitions and spinoffs. 

    “Tapping into local resources for startups, trade, and contracting”

    Melvin Washington, Regional Director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Alabama

    Mel Washington provides one on one confidential counseling to entrepreneurs and small businesses in six counties in South Alabama. He is the former Executive Director & CEO of Project Enterprise, a micro-lending organization supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses in under-resourced communities in New York City. Mel has held executive level positions in Finance, Operations, and Strategy and Planning in the financial services and telecommunications sectors.  His career includes successful stints at top tier firms including AT&T, Salomon Brothers, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, and Citibank.

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