2018 Forum

A Recap of the 20th Anniversary Forum

An impressive group of investors and companies attended the 20th Anniversary Southeastern BIO Investor & Partnering Forum (SEBIO) on November 13-14th at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta. The Forum is the Southeast’s only regional life sciences venture capital conference.

 

“The success of this year’s Forum is a testament to SEBIO’s significant role in connecting investment capital from up and down the eastern U.S. with the most promising biomedical companies for our seven-state region,” said Todd Sherer, Chair of SEBIO and Emory University Interim Vice President of Research. “The conference was as exciting as it has ever been.  As a networking event, the quality and high level of attendees produced a tremendous intensity of networking.”

 

The Forum offered something for everyone: an early-stage event which profiled the best new initial investment opportunities in the region; a presenting company event which showcased companies in the region that have already completed at least one round of institutional financing; a keynote health care technology speaker whose latest company is transforming our control of our own health; and four panels brimming over with leading investors, entrepreneurs and luminaries.

 

The early-stage event allowed participants to introduce their companies to selected advisory teams, which then chose the four best to participate in the Early-Stage Shootout. During the Early-Stage Shootout, the companies had the opportunity to present to the entire conference including a panel of celebrity judges. The selected participants of the Early-Stage Shootout were: Tellus Therapeutics (NC),
EternaTear (NC), Innovative Med Concepts (AL), and Advanced Chemotherapy Technologies (NC).

 

Wednesday’s keynote address was presented by Jeff Arnold, Chairman and CEO of Sharecare, a digital health company he founded with Dr. Mehmet Oz to help people access and manage all of their health resources in one place.

The day was kicked off by a panel entitled “Early Stage Investing: And We Do Mean Early” where industry veterans spoke on fundraising, the novel aspects of their programs and how this industry segment is evolving. Dennis Liotta, PhD of Emory Institute for Drug Development, Alan Bentley with the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Bob Creeden of UVA LVG Seed Fund & New Ventures and Bob Crutchfield of BrightEdge Ventures spoke on funding sources for the early stage life sciences world and so much more.

According to participants the highlight of the conference could have been the Corporate VC panel.  Gladys Nunez of Amgen Ventures, Steve Hall of Lilly Ventures, Charles Kunsch with AbbVie Ventures, and Linda Lohr of Pfizer detailed their own funds and how they operate.  But even more to the point, described the ins and outs, ups and downs of working with the venture arms of large corporations.

 

The Future of the Medical Device Industry panel featured a representative from one of the most active medical device venture funds in America. Panelists featured are Justin Klein, MD, JD of NEA, Timothy Patrick of Cartiva, Jed Cohen with Leerink, and Peter Shagory of CONMED Corporation. This afternoon panel was led by Scott Weiner of Pappas Capital.

Max Wallace of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure moderated a stimulating conversation on Neuroscience including advances and the future. Joining in the conversation were Teo Dagi, MD, an internationally recognized neurosurgeon, scholar, educator, venture investor and entrepreneur, Shawn Hingtgen, Founder, Falcon Therapeutics and Owen Samuels, M.D., Medical Director, Emory University Division of Neurointensive Care.

 

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Register now to attend the region’s premiere life sciences and medical technology conference connecting emerging companies with potential investors and corporate partners. The Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum is being hosted in Miami on November 6-7, 2019 with a new format, new networking opportunities, and new investment prospects.

The SEBIO Forum Features:

  • Executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investment bankers, angel investors, university representatives, and other industry professionals from across the Southeast and Eastern U.S.
  • Presentations from the region’s most promising life science and medtech companies
  • The ability to arrange one-on-one meetings through the SEBIO Connect online partnering system
  • World-class speakers and panels featuring engaging conversations by industry leaders
  • Corporate Partnering discussions on approaches and strategic areas of interest with senior industry executives

…and more!

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Investor & Partnering Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet key decision makers in the regional and national life science and medical technology communities.

In its 21st year, the SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum has built a loyal following, attracting thought leaders and investors from across the country. We expect another strong event in 2019, with new opportunities to build business partnerships and explore the region’s life science industry.

More than 300 biotech and medtech investors, corporate executives, university representatives, entrepreneurs, and service providers will attend the event this year. This is a rich opportunity to showcase your company at the most significant annual life science conference in the Southeast.

To date, the more than 220 later stage and 180 early stage companies that participated in previous SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forums have raised more than $3.5 billion in public and private funding. These numbers speak to the quality of our presenting companies.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

day 1 agenda

wednesday, november 6, 2019 - OPENING DAY

7:30AM

Investor Golf Event (invitation only)

7:30AM - 12:00PM

9:00AM

Registration

9:00AM - 7:00PM

9:00AM

SEBIO Connect (see SEBIO Connect app for location)

9:00AM - 6:00PM

12:30PM

Early Stage Mentoring

12:30PM - 3:30PM

3:30PM

Board of Directors Meeting & Reception (invitation only)

3:30PM - 5:00PM

5:00PM

Exhibitor Setup

5:00PM - 8:00PM

5:00PM

Corporate Venture Capital Panel

5:00PM - 6:00PM

6:00PM

Kick-Off Reception

6:00PM - 8:00PM

7:30PM

Investor Dinner (invitation only - location TBD)

7:30PM - 9:30PM

day 2 agenda

wednesday, november 14, 2018

7:00AM

Registration

7:00AM - 5:00PM

7:00AM

Continental Breakfast

7:00AM - 8:00AM

8:00AM

SEBIO Connect (see SEBIO Connect app for location)

8:00AM - 6:00PM

8:00AM

Biotech/Pharma Panel

8:00AM - 9:00AM

8:00AM

Medtech Panel

8:00AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM

Break

9:00AM - 9:15AM

9:15AM

Tales from the Road

9:15AM - 9:30AM

9:30AM

Early Stage Shootout

9:30AM - 10:30AM

10:30AM

Tales from the Road

10:30AM - 10:45AM

10:45AM

Break

10:45AM - 11:30AM

11:30AM

Awards Luncheon

11:30AM - 12:30PM

12:30PM

Keynote

12:30PM - 1:30PM

1:30PM

Break

1:30PM - 1:45PM

1:45PM

Women CEOs Panel

1:45PM - 2:30PM

2:30PM

Venture Capital Panel

2:30PM - 3:30PM

3:30PM

Wine Reception

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Early & Main Stage Company Presentations

2019 PRESENTING COMPANIES

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REGISTRATION

Registration is now open! Pick a registration option below; a limited number of student registrations are available. To request a student registration, please email tbarrett@destinationsouth.com.

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649.00
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(available between October 6 and November 1, 2019)

749.00
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849.00
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300

PARTICIPANTS

19

YEARS

12

SPEAKERS

3.5

BILLIONS RAISED

  • SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum
    NOVEMBER 6-7, 2019
    MIAMI-CORAL GABLES, FL
  • Conference Accommodations

    The Biltmore
    Miami-Coral Gables, FL

  • Questions?

    info@sebio.org

  • SEBIO

    P.O. Box 97182
    Raleigh, NC 27624

  • SEBIO Website

    http://www.sebio.org/