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Bioscience leaders from across the state and beyond - companies, universities, research organizations, investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, scientific and professional services firms, came together to help create the future of the industry.


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Registration is open for THRiVE 2017! Register now to receive early bird pricing!



Come join Virginia Bio’s one-of-a-kind statewide conference where hundreds of executives from large companies to startups, healthcare providers, nonprofits, research universities, public sector, professional service providers, and an extensive group of large investors will be – ALL UNDER ONE ROOF! 


One major focus will be the enormous amount of new private capital in Virginia available and looking to invest in bioscience innovation.  We’ll hear from and have an opportunity to meet with the leaders of a number of new sources of private investment.  Our second major focus will be about the unmet needs in biomedical R&D for veteran and military personnel, and how Virginians can play a larger role in the opportunities of the future to heal our heroes.


This is a unique opportunity that can’t be missed.  Come share your ideas and connect with renowned leaders driving the industry.  Change the course of your future.  Change the course of the future of bioscience in Virginia.




Close to one billion dollars of private capital just for Virginia bioscience.  Meet leaders of newly formed Virginia funds accelerating private investment in Virginia bioscience R&D and commercialization. Speakers include Inova Strategic Investments, UVA Seed and Round A Fund, Sentara Third Core, angel funding groups and other investors.




Healing our Heroes. Learn about current and future unmet needs, developments, and opportunities in biomedical R&D for veteran and military personnel from leaders within the Veterans Health Administration, DARPA, BARDA and military health units. 





Envisioning the Future of Bioscience in Virginia Hear top leaders from across the state envisioning and developing the future of the Virginia bioscience economy.






State Public Policies.   State public policy leaders that support bioscience R&D and commercialization will brief on progress, opportunities and issues.





Strategies for accessing federal funding of your research, development and commercialization.  Dive into an in-depth 3-hour workshop “Understanding, anticipating and accessing opportunities for non-dilutive federal funding of the biosciences.”  Scheduled for the following morning, Friday, April 7 (an additional ticket required).





Outstanding Contributions to Bioscience in Virginia.   Meet two new inductees into Virginia Bio’s prestigious group of 22 men, women and organizations. Cast your nomination now! 



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