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The Second Annual Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit

i-GATE Innovation Hub and the East Bay Bio Network

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

The Second Annual Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit

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The Second Annual Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit hosted at Veeva Systems presented by Mirador Capital Partners and TriValley Ventures is back! It begins with reception so attendees can mingle, meet colleagues, and make new connections. Tim Cabral, CFO of Veeva Systems, and Jerry Thorne, Pleasanton Mayor, will kick-off the event. The program begins with Lauren Moon, Executive Vice President of Mirador Capital Partners, sharing the findings from their recent 2019 research report of the investment landscape in the Tri-Valley, The Mirador View 2019.

Greg Hitchan, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Tri-Valley Ventures with Mitch Levinson, Founder and CTO of Cerebrotech Medical Systems will lead a session on startup basics including talks from Mitch Levinson, Andrea Bloom, Founder and CEO of ConnectWell, and Ted Lamson, Founder and CTO of NeoTract. 

This will be followed by a session on Scaling Up led by Janelle Muranaka (VP of Operations, Meissa Vaccines) and Mitch Hertz (Executive, Director, Cushman-Wakefield) including a fireside chat ("Scaling a Life Science Company") with Tim Harkness, Founder and CEO of Unchained Labs, and Mitch Hertz, Brian Wilson, and Nancy Escano and Mark Davis (DGA Architects) will talk about lab space in the Tri-Valley.

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6-6:45 PM Constructive Collisions Reception
6:45- 7 PM Opening - Tim Cabral, CFO Veeva Systems, Jerry Thorne, Pleasanton Mayor
7 - 7:30 PM Life Sciences Investment Landscape - Lauren Moone, VP, Mirador Capital
7:30- 8:15 PM Startup Basics for Life Sciences Startups in the Tri-Valley
8:15- 8:45 PM Scaling for Growth: Space, Operations, And Hiring
8:45 - 9 PM Wrap Up

Who should attend?

Scientists, technologists, investors and business professionals working in industries that include or intersect with the life sciences who are entrepreneurs or have entrepreneurial ambitions.

Why should I attend?

This event is designed to relay information, inspiration, and create networking opportunities for the speakers and attendees.

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About California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) is the state’s largest and most influential life sciences advocacy and business leadership organization. With offices in Sacramento, San Diego, South San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC, CLSA works closely with industry, government, academia and others to shape public policy, improve access to innovative technologies and grow California’s life sciences economy.

CLSA serves biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics companies, research universities and institutes, investors and service providers throughout the Golden State. CLSA was founded in 2015 when the Bay Area Bioscience Association (BayBio) and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) merged. Visit CLSA at, and follow us on Twitter @CALifeSciences, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Have questions about The Second Annual Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit? Contact i-GATE Innovation Hub and the East Bay Bio Network

When & Where

Veeva Systems Inc
4280 Hacienda Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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i-GATE Innovation Hub and the East Bay Bio Network

i-GATE Innovation Hub

i-GATE is a non-profit innovation hub dedicated to building a thriving startup community in the Tri-Valley.  Our incubator and co-working space, called The Switch, is a platform for entrepreneurs, technology developers, and creatives to launch new ventures. Located in the heart of Downtown Livermore, we serve a diverse community of innovators from across the Tri-Valley. 

East Bay Bio Network

We aim to bring together professionals working in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries to increase their professional opportunities in the San Francisco East Bay. The East Bay is not only home to many biotech companies, but also is a home for our families. EBBN is committed to providing networking opportunities in the East Bay, from Alameda to Livermore. Follow us @eastbaybionet and learn more about our events at

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