Boehringer Ingelheim Academy and Networking Reception
Panel Discussion: “How to Build an Effective Company From Academics — How Is This Trend Reflected in NJ, and How Can It Be Accelerated?”
Wednesday, November 16 | 4:30–7:30 pm

Boehringer Ingelheim Academy
Boehringer Ingelheim’s Grass Roots activities are centered around developing a personal relationship with the companies they work with. And their Academy sessions provide an informal opportunity for early-stage life science companies to network with other bio-entrepreneurs as well as hear from Boehringer Ingelheim business development, scientific and commercial leaders and some of their partners and key opinion leaders.

There are many factors that are involved in building an effective company out of an idea from academia. There needs to be an assessment of the potential for impact, a business plan needs to be created, investors need to be found, as well as other considerations.

The topic for this Academy will focus on this life science startup trend out of academia in New Jersey and discuss ways to attempt to perform this successfully and in a potentially accelerated way.

Panelists are:

Scott DeWire, PhD, US Head of BD&L, Boehringer Ingelheim (moderator)

Patrik Erlmann, PhD, US Head of Research Beyond Borders, Boehringer Ingelheim

Zemer Gitai, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University

Jim Gunton, Managing Partner, Tech Council Ventures, NJ

Fei Shen, PhD, Managing Director, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund USA, Inc.

Evening Agenda

4.30 pm – 5:00 pm :: Arrival and registration

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm :: Networking Reception

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm :: BI Academy Panel

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm :: After Session Networking


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