Xconomy Xchange: Boston's Life Science Disruptors

Xconomy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

Cambridge, MA

Xconomy Xchange: Boston's Life Science Disruptors

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Saver Rate Sep 24, 2014 $125.00 $3.49
Regular Registration Oct 8, 2014 $150.00 $3.99
Startup Special
For employees of startups less than 3 years old with 20 or fewer employees.
Oct 8, 2014 $95.00 $2.89
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Oct 8, 2014 $50.00 $1.99
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Xconomy Xchange: Boston's Life Science Disruptors

Every life sciences startup aims to shake up the industry, to go from the lab bench to Wall Street with the backing of all the big-name investors. Unfortunately, it takes much more than just a disruptive scientific idea to get there, which is why so many fledgling companies never make it to the IPO queue, let alone complete a successful stock market debut. What are the keys to success? What does it take to build a biotech startup from scratch, persevere, and convince the public markets to buy into it? And how can you do so even when the macroeconomic environment isn't in your favor?

Join us for a unique event featuring stories from founders and investors of New England biotechs that used very different strategies to pull off some of the biggest recent life sciences IPOs. 

Host Welcome

Martin Seidel

Martin Seidel is the Global Head of Strategic Alliances for the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR). In this role, he leads a team that is responsible for creating collaborations with external partners that help advance NIBR’s research mission. Previously, Martin was Institute Director of NIBR’s Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF).

  

SAGE Therapeutics Story

Jeffrey Jonas

Jeffrey Jonas joined SAGE Therapeutics as CEO in 2013 and has more than 20 years of experience on both the scientific and business sides of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, particularly in the CNS field. He has published more than 70 scientific papers and chapters, authored more than 100 books, scientific articles and abstracts, and has received numerous awards.

Kevin Starr

Kevin Starr is a co-founder of Third Rock Ventures and a proven leader with more than 25 years of experience building and operating leading biotechnology companies. Kevin focuses on the formation, development and business strategy of Third Rock's portfolio companies, actively identifying and evaluating new investments. He has helped successfully raise $1.3 billion through the firm's three funds.

  

Zafgen Story

Peter Barrett

Peter Barrett is a partner in the life sciences group and joined Atlas Venture in 2002. He spent 20 years in operating roles before becoming passionate about genomics and co-founding the first company to sequence the human genome, Celera Genomics.                                                                                                                                                             

Bruce Booth

Bruce Booth focuses on novel biopharmaceutical products, therapeutic platforms, and biomedical technologies as a partner in Atlas Venture's life sciences group. He helped build the Pharma R&D practice at McKinsey after studying HIV as a Marshall Scholar.                                                                                                                                                                     

Thomas Hughes

Tom Hughes is CEO of Zafgen, a Boston-based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the treatment of obesity. Tom has spent 27 years working on the discovery and development of novel therapeutics in the areas of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. He also serves on the board of directors of miRagen Therapeutics and is a scientific advisor to several Boston-area biotech companies.

 

Epizyme Story

Robert J. Gould

Robert J. Gould has served as a director for Epizyme since March 2008 and the company's Chief Executive Officer since March 2010. Previously, he served as Director of Novel Therapeutics at The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a research institute. Prior to that, Gould was Vice President, Licensing and External Research, Merck Research Laboratories, at Merck & Co., Inc., where he held a variety of leadership positions during his 20-year tenure. 

  

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Schedule:
Registration & Networking: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Program: 
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Networking Reception: 7:30
– 8:30 pm

Registration information:
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
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EVENT HOST

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research


EVENT SPONSORS

    BDO     

Cubist Pharmaceuticals     Health Advances

Johnson & Johnson Innovation  

Mintz Levin

NATIONAL PARTNER
Alexandria Real Estate Equities

CHARTER UNDERWRITER
Biogen Idec

UNDERWRITERS
CR Group • 
Cubist Pharmaceuticals • Fish & Richardson  Genentech
Halloran Consulting Group • Johnson & Johnson Innovation • Kauffman Foundation
Kilpatrick Townsend • Latham & Watkins • Nelsen Biomedical
Rice University • Texas Medical Center

VENTURE CAPITAL MEMBERS
ARCH Venture Partners • 
Avalon Ventures • Boston Millennia Partners
Flagship Ventures • North Bridge Venture Partners
Polaris Partners • Sante Ventures • SR One • Third Rock Ventures

LIFE SCIENCE MEMBERS
Acorda Therapeutics • 
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals • Epizyme
Genocea Biosciences • NPS Pharmaceuticals
Sarepta Therapeutics

EVENT PARTNER
MassBio

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Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
220 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)


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