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Powering Life Sciences Entrepreneurship in Indiana

Life Sciences


November 18, 2011
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Warsaw/Winona Lake - Orthopaedic Capital Center at Grace College
610 Wooster Road, Winona Lake, IN  MAP

*Free parking located at the Orthopaedic Capital Center

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According to a recently issued BioCrossroads report, “A large number of new life sciences firms have formed since 2004 in Indiana. A total of 220 life sciences start-up companies occurred in this time period, or an average of 44 per year. This is a dramatic turnaround in a state whose numbers for overall entrepreneurial activity generally rank very low among the 50 states.”  This conference will examine existing and emerging mechanisms to maintain and increase the momentum that has been building.  Speakers and panelists representing founders, business advisors and entrepreneurs will discuss Indiana’s progress and the obstacles that still exist to greater activity. Representatives from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation will explain the new Elevate Indiana initiative.  Participants will leave with a better appreciation of the state of entrepreneurship in Indiana’s life sciences economy and insights into the opportunities that exist for their organizations to play a role.

8:00 – 8:45am  Registration and Breakfast
8:45 am – 9:00 amWelcome and Introduction of Opening Keynote Speaker
 David Floyd, CEO, OrthoWorx
9:00 am – 10:00 amKeynote Presentation:  Economic Development
 Dan Hasler, Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana and Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Former Vice President of Global Marketing, Eli Lilly and Company
10:00 am – 10:15 amBreak and Networking
10:15 am – 11:45 amShow Me the Money- Raising Money Today
 Moderator: Stephen M. Hourigan, CEO, Elevate Ventures
 Oscar Moralez, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Stepstone Business Partners
 Curt Rossman, Manager- Indiana Office, Credit Suisse
 Karen Goldner, President, Main Street Venture Fund
 Tom Cox, Managing Director, Seneca Partners
11:45 am – 12:30 pmLunch/Networking
12:30 pm – 1:30 pmKeynote Presentation: Catalyzing Entrepreneurship, JumpStart and the Indiana REAP Project
 Introduction: Brad Bishop, Executive Director, OrthoWorx
 Mike Mozenter, President, Jumpstart Community Advisors 
1:30 – 3:00pmEntrepreneur Report: Tales From the Front
 Moderator: Gregory Coy, Partner & Chair, Life Sciences Group, Krieg DeVault
 Les Ivie, President & CEO, F Cubed LLC
 Greg Odle, Vice President & General Manager, OrthoPediatrics
 Dan Raftery, Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Matrix-Bio
 Greg Stalcup, President /CEO, Sites Medical
3:00 – 3:15pmConcluding Comments
 George M. Telthorst, Director, Center for the Business of Life Sciences, IU Kelley School of Business