Step Into The Shark Tank with MBI & Life Science Companies


Step Into The Shark Tank with MBI & Life Science Companies
Event on 2016-05-31 14:00:00
Step into the Shark Tank with MBI Health and Life Science Companies Tuesday May 31st 2:00 – 4:30pm at Nutter McClennen & Fish The MBI Life Sciences & Health program based in the Netherlands is a unique, on-the-job program that helps ambitious entrepreneurs or corporate innovation leaders in the life sciences and healthcare industry take their business or case to the next level and accelerate it on a global scale. With this objective in mind, the Netherlands and Belgian best and brightest life science companies get to come to the US (MA & CA) to participate in several days of workshops, company and local college tours. After a week of soaking up all that Boston has to offer, these up and coming entrepreneurs are ready to put their pitches to the test. Meet the 'Sharks'!:  Susan Long, PhD, is a Mentor at North Shore Innoventures, a nonprofit technology business incubator committed to accelerating the growth of innovative startups in the cleantech and biotech sectors (two of the strongest technology clusters in Massachusetts) and supporting the economic development on the North Shore by successfully launching new companies and creating high-quality, sustainable jobs. She is also a member of Launchpad Ventures, a Boston-based angel investment group – the largest of its kind in the Northeast and one of the top three most active groups in the United States in both deal volume and dollars invested. Sue is the Former Vice President of Business Development for Genzyme Dr. Greg Martin is an executive, entrepreneur, engineer and scientist with over 20 years experience taking medical technologies from concept to bedside to commercialization in academic, start-up and corporate environments. He has held leadership roles in multiple medical device companies ranging from start-ups to publicly-traded corporations, such as Fractyl Laboratories, Hologic, Cytyc & Hemedec. He has a track record of success in executive management, team building, R&D, change/crisis management, product development, product launch, operations, clinical research, regulatory affairs, business development, manufacturing and marketing. Dr Martin is also Senior Lecturer of Biomedical Engineering and Director, Coulter Program at BU where he teaches graduate and undergraduate medical device product development. Previously he was a Research Scientist at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and a Principal Investigator at the World Health Organization. Joshua Phillips is the Managing Partner of Catalyst Health Ventures and a member of the Investment Committee. Josh led Catalyst’s investments in Novazyme Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Genzyme Corp. NYSE:SNY), BioTrove, Inc. (acquired by Life Technologies Corp. NASDAQ:LIFE), Biocius Life Sciences, Inc. (acquired by Agilent Technologies, Inc. NYSE:A), Vortex Medical, Inc. (acquired by Angiodynamics, NASDAQ: ANGO), Allegro Diagnostics, Inc. (acquired by Veracyte, NASDAQ: VCT), Pavilion Medical Innovations, Sera Prognostics and Cruzar Medical. He is a Director of SevenOaks Medical, Pavilion Medical Innovations, Sera Prognostics, Cruzar Medical, Saphena Medical and Kaleidoscope. He was past Chairman of BioTrove, past Director of Biocius Life Sciences and past observer to Novazyme Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Companies Pitching: Company:   Founders: Shahram Sharif Damien de Greef Company:   Founders:  Gerard Bos Marc Kalf Company:   Founders: Hans Constandt Peter Verrykt  Company:   Founder: Gerrit Naus Company:   Founders:  Alexander Nicastia Arnoud Groen Who Should Attend? That’s where YOU come in: Come and hear what these startups are building and creating, hear them pitch to a panel of investors and receive live feedback (you can also help provide some of this feedback). There is something for everyone: Investors and Economic Development Professionals Be a mentor: Hear their pitches, offer advice and critique on how these companies can best fit in the Boston entrepreneurial ecosystem. These entrepreneurs are coming to Boston to consider this area for possible expansion. Let’s show them what makes us great. Entrepreneurs Find out what some of the hottest European startups are doing. Mingle with local and international companies, investors, and economic development professionals. Hear what the investors have to say and see what a live pitch session with investors feels like. Bring your knowledge of the Boston life science scene and lend your insights to these up and coming international entrepreneurs to grow and better the Boston community.

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