Some of the most successful CEOs and company founders in the industry from both the Bay Area and San Diego will come together for a candid discussion on the future of life science investing in the coming year. These premier speakers will share insights into where they have secured funding from in the past, the pitfalls to be avoided when attempting to raise capital, and what types of partnerships they would recommend in order to spur growth.
These seasoned entrepreneurs have experienced it all from bootstrapping your initial R&D to raising millions in multiple ventures rounds, from taking companies public to being acquired by big pharma. Their track records in building innovative and successful businesses speak for themselves – so join us for what will be not only be a riveting and thought-provoking panel discussion, but a great chance to ring in the new year with the life science industry’s top execs.
John Diekman, Founder & Managing Partner, 5AM Ventures (moderator)
Faheem Hasnain | President & CEO, Receptos, Inc.
Peter Hirth | CEO, Plexxikon
Guy Miller | Chairman & CEO, Edison Pharmaceuticals
Troy Wilson | President & CEO, Wellspring Biosciences
3:00pm Registration & Networking
3:35pm Panel Presentation
5:00pm Holiday Celebration
5:05pm & 5:15pm Tours of Janssen Labs (must sign-up for tour during registration process)