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BioEntrepreneur Bootcamp & Pitch Contest 2018


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

BioEntrepreneur Bootcamp & Pitch Contest 2018

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BioEntrepreneur Bootcamp & Pitch Contest 2018

presented by MassBio & SR One


November 27, 2018

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA



Join us for a one-day crash course in entrepreneurship:

Hear from industry experts how to employ the essential elements of a successful startup

Polish your pitch for the chance to win multiple prizes


Whether you are an established entrepreneur or are inspired to become one, this program will fill the knowledge gap to provide attendees with actionable steps to take their innovations forward. This full-day event will feature panels, fireside chats, and an audience pitch contest, concluding with a networking reception.



8:00 am - 8:30 am   Registration
8:30 am - 8:45 am   Opening Remarks
8:45 am - 9:30 am   Keynote Presentation: Ron Renaud, CEO, Translate Bio
9:30 am - 10:15 am   Company Story: MindChild Medical
    Adam Wolfberg, Co-founder & CMO
10:15 am - 10:30 am   30-second Audience Pitches with Judge Feedback
10:30 am - 10:45 am   Coffee Break and Pitch Revision
10:45 am - 11:30 am   Company Story: ImmunsanT
    Leslie Williams, Co-founder & CEO
11:30 am - 11:50 am   60-second Audience Pitches with Judge Feedback
11:50 am - 12:30 pm   Company Story: Pandion Therapeutics
    Tony Coyle, Co-founder & CEO
    Alan Crane, Co-founder & Chairman
    Jo Viney, Co-founder & CSO
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm   Lunch Break and Pitch Revision
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm  

5-minute Audience Pitches with Judge Feedback

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm   Company Story: Praxis Precision Medicines
    Kiran Reddy, President & CEO
    Stuart Chaffee, CBO
    Bernard Ravina, CMO
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm   Transit to Catalyst & Judge Deliberation
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm   Award Presentation and Closing Remarks
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm   Networking Reception

Esteemed Judges:

  • Leslie Cousens, Associate Director, Translational Medicine, AstraZeneca
  • Stephen Curtis, Principal, MPM Capital
  • Rosamon Deegan, President & CBO, Bicycle Therapeutics
  • Brian Gallagher, Partner, Abingworth
  • Brian Goldstein, Business & Technology Group Co-Chair, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
  • Vikas Goyal, Principal, SR One
  • Luba Greenwood, Strategic Business Development & Corporate Ventures, Verily
  • Sree Kant, VP Business Development, Life Biosciences
  • Catherine Nuccio, Senior Associate - Science & Technology, Alexandria Venture Investments
  • Chandra Ramanathan, VP and Head East Coast Innovation Center, Bayer US
  • Jason Ruth, Associate, 5AM Ventures
  • Uciane Scarlett, Associate, Atlas Venture
  • Michael Shinall, Intellectual Property Group Attorney, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
  • Zach Shriver, CSO, Visterra




With thanks to our sponsors:



Have questions about BioEntrepreneur Bootcamp & Pitch Contest 2018? Contact MassBio

When & Where

300 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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