Powering Life Sciences Entrepreneurship in Indiana
November 18, 2011
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 am Welcome and Introduction of Opening Keynote Speaker David Floyd, CEO, OrthoWorx 9:00 am – 10:00 am Keynote 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 am Break and Networking 10:15 am – 11:45 am Show 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 pm Lunch/Networking 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Keynote Presentation: Catalyzing Entrepreneurship, JumpStart and the Indiana REAP Project Introduction: Brad Bishop, Executive Director, OrthoWorx Mike Mozenter, President, Jumpstart Community Advisors 1:30 – 3:00pm Entrepreneur 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 – 3:15pm Concluding Comments George M. Telthorst, Director, Center for the Business of Life Sciences, IU Kelley School of Business