When: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Where: Crowne Plaza, San Francisco Airport – Burlingame
Since 1998, EPPIC Global has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area life sciences community promoting entrepreneurship, networking, partnering, and mentoring
Join us to hear expert talks and panel discussions on Immunotherapy, Bioinformatics and Devices
- If targeted therapies and personalized medicine revolutionized cancer treatment in the last decade, will Immunotherapy be the next big hope during the coming decade?
- Have we finally got a handle on big data and where is Bioinformatics headed?
- Ditto with regard to Biomarkers and Diagnostics?
Advances in cancer immunotherapy have generated enthusiasm across all fields of oncology. Complimentary/companion diagnostics along with predictive biomarkers are integral to improving patient outcome. In addition, emphasis on personalized medicine and targeted therapies, diagnostics and biomarkers are playing an increasingly important role in drug development. Early adoption of bioinformatics tools can help advance therapeutic candidates.
Don’t miss this one rich in content conference and an exquisite opportunity to help build many synergies!
EPPICon 2017 will continue to showcase the exciting Speed Pitch wherein startups looking for funding will make a pitch to a panel of investors. The conference will also recognize, for the first time, startup companies from around the globe that will compete to receive the 2017 “EPPIC Eleven” awards.
EPPIC Global Network is a non-profit professional organization in the San Francisco Bay area with a mission to provide a platform for fostering entrepreneurship, professional networking, and mentoring in the life sciences and healthcare space.
EPPICon 2017 continues the grand tradition of bringing you the latest advances and opportunities in science and technology
- Get updated on the state of the art in science and business
- Form new alliances
- Explore investment opportunities
Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Researchers, Investors and Professionals (including Service Providers) from Pharma, Biotech, Diagnostics, Devices and Digital Health
Registration / Breakfast and Networking
Opening Plenary Keynote –
Ira Mellman, Genentech
Panel 1: Immuno-Oncology
» Alex Franzusoff, PhD – SVP Research & Product Development, PACT Pharma
» Caroline Breitbach, PhD – VP Translational Medicine, Turnstone Biologics
» Chan Whiting, PHD – Director, Aduro
» Robert Sikorski, M.D., Ph.D – Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Coffee and Refreshments Break
Panel 2: Devices
» Abhi Gholap, President and CEO, OptraSCAN
» Katie Anderson, Verb Surgical Inc.
» Manish Kulkarni, Secretary of Eppic Global and CEO of Diagnostic Solutions & Systems
» Nikhil Bhat, Co-Founder, PRS Medical Technologies Inc
» Sanjeev Saxena, CEO, POC Medical Systems
Bioinformatics Keynote by: Dr. Nikesh Kotecha, PhD – VP, Informatics,Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
» Arshad Ahmad, Lead, Integrated Oncology Solutions at Philips
» Bevan Emma Huang, PhD, Associate Scientific Director, Janssen R&D (Johnson and Johnson)
» Dr. Nikesh Kotecha, PhD, VP, Informatics,Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
» Richard Bourgan, PhD, Associate Director, Genentech
Coffee and Refreshments Break
- Ajit Singh, Artiman
- Darren Cooke, Torvents
- Srini Akkaraju, Soffinova
- Lorna L. Tanner, Shepard Mullin
- Sanjaya Kumar, Synepta Group
Speed Pitch: Entrepreneurs in Life sciences pitch their ideas to seasoned investors – a unique opportunity for symbiosis of ideas and investments
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 15, 2017, to be considered for selection. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by March 20, 2017.
Closing Keynote: Sanjaya Kumar, MD, MPH, Synepta Group, Inc
Evening Reception and Networking