When: Saturday, March 26, 2016, 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Where: Crowne Plaza, San Francisco Airport – Burlingame
It all begins with accurate diagnostics. Discovery of accurate biomarkers triggers the development of new therapeutic drugs as well as companion patient side diagnostic tools. In addition, advances and miniaturization in digital health technology are now leading the democratization of diagnostics by placing these critical tools in the form of wearables and cloud-connected home devices in the hands of end users. With an increasing emphasis on personalized medicine and targeted therapies, diagnostics and biomarkers are playing an important role in drug discovery and development.
EPPICon 2016 will present brilliant speakers and invigorating panel discussions to spark the entire day of programming on hot topics related to the development of drugs, diagnostics and digital health. In keeping with the tradition of EPPICon, the organizing committee has invited thought leaders that are shaping the future of the life science industry through technological innovation. There will be time to jostle around ideas, meet individuals about investment opportunities and form new alliances.
Who has Attended:
Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Researchers, Investors and Professionals (including Service Providers) from Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices, Diagnostics, Digital Health, IT, Innovative Technology and Academia
Registration / Breakfast and Networking
Welcome Address: Chitra Sharma, President, EPPIC Global
Opening / Plenary Keynote: James Sabry – Genentech
Panel 1: Drug Development
» Paul Hastings – Oncomed
» Carlos Garcia – Gilead
» Anil Singhal – AbbVie
Panel 2: Digital Health
» Jack Lloyd, Inventor (Nellcor & Humphrey Instruments)
» Gregg Jackson, ProPharma Group
» Ben Dubin, Asset Management Ventures
Lunch (Speed Network open)
Conference Remarks: Anjali Pandey, Co Chair, EPPICon 2016
Panel 3: Diagnostics
» Catherine Mohr, Intuitive Surgical
» Mohan Iyer, Second Genome
» Ramesh Hariharan, BioTheranostics
» Ravi Srinivasan, OncoNano & Corium
Panel 4: Speed Pitch (see below for details)
Speed Pitch: Entrepreneurs in Life sciences pitch their ideas to seasoned investors – a unique opportunity for symbiosis of ideas and investments
» Ajit Singh, Artiman Ventures
» Ben Dubin, Asset Management Ventures
» Faz Bashi, Angel Capital Association
» Alex Nie, Sheppard Mullin
» Adam de la Zerde, Click Diagnostics
What is the Need for Speed Session:
This is a fabulous opportunity for start-ups get on stage and make a five-minute pitch to a distinguished panel of top-notch VC’s and biotech executives. Multiple entrepreneurs of early stage companies in the life-sciences can talk about their idea, technology, market, etc., get quick feedback from the VC panel and get exposure to various potential collaborators / partners.
Selected presentations will get highlighted on the EPPIC website and other promotional material.
Why present at the Need for Speed Session:
This conference attracts more than 200 professionals in the life science industry. The conference attendees are experienced life-sciences professionals in the R&D, Service and management careers. Our members are distributed across therapeutics, devices, diagnostics and informatics and are the ideal audience for early stage companies.
What’s in it for Entrepreneurs:
» Get VC’s interested in your idea.
» Attract advisors, mentors
» Attract business, technical partners
» Get constructive feedback and potential reinforcement of technology.
What do you need to do in five minutes.
Prepare an elevator pitch. You have just five minutes so please focus on the most important aspects of your company or technology.
» Mission statement
» Product opportunity and market potential
» State of the company, management team, development timelines and key milestones
» Key differentiating factors from existing products and how they meet market need
» What is the entrepreneur looking for – specifically clearly articulate funding goals, use of proceeds and potential milestones achieved with this funding
What, When, Where
Please email a presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 8, 2016, to be considered for selection. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by March 22, 2016.
Closing Keynote: Sara Radcliffe, California Life Sciences Association
Closing Remarks: Amita Goel, Co-Chair, EPPICon 2016
Evening Reception and Networking