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Xconomy Xchange: Reinventing Biotech's Business Model for the Big Apple


Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 5:30 PM (EDT)

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Startup Special
For employees of startups less than 3 years old with 20 or fewer employees.
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Xconomy Xchange: Reinventing Biotech's Business Model for the Big Apple

The traditional model of biotech entrepreneurship—building full-service companies with discovery, R&D, and marketing under one roof—has proven especially challenging in New York. With wet-lab space scarce and expensive, a dearth of VC funding for early-stage research, and a high cost of living that makes it hard to attract talent, many researchers look elsewhere for entrepreneurial opportunities. But it doesn't have to be that way. A growing cadre of NYC entrepreneurs are embracing alternative business models that allow them to thrive in the Big Apple. Some are outsourcing everything from basic discovery to development. Others have found funding from disease-oriented foundations, and lab space and office options are growing as well. In this intimate evening forum, we’ll hear from a diverse group of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and non-profit leaders who will share valuable insights about everything from recruiting top talent to raising funding—and building a vital life sciences cluster right here in New York.

Sam Waksal, Founder & CEO, Kadmon Pharmaceuticals 
Kevin Kinsella, Founder & Managing Director, Avalon Ventures
Jill O'Donnell-Tormey, CEO and Director of Scientific Affairs, Cancer Research Institute
Dennis Purcell, Senior Managing Partner, Aisling Capital
Arthur Tinkelenberg, CEO, Enumeral Biomedical
John Cunningham, SVP, Regional Market Director, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.


6:30: Registration & Networking
6:30 – 6:40: Host Welcome  and Xconomy Introduction
6:40 – 7:00: Building a Life Sciences Company in New York, Sam Waksal
7:00 – 8:00: Reinventing Biotech’s Business Model for the Big Apple – Panel Discussion
8:00 – 9:00: Networking Reception

Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
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Alexandria Real Estate Equities



BDO                            Guard Dog Brand Development




Event Partners

Alexandria Real Estate Equities • Biogen IdecCubist Pharmaceuticals
Guard Dog Brand Development • IDA Ireland • Kauffman Foundation
Kilpatrick Townsend • Latham & WatkinsSRI International • Turnstone

Avalon Ventures • Boston Millennia Partners
Dogpatch Labs
LaunchCapital • Rho Capital Partners
SR One Third Rock Ventures

Progress Partners



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When & Where

Apella, Event Space at Alexandria Center
450 East 29th Street
2nd Floor
New York, 10016

Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 5:30 PM (EDT)

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