As you may know JPMorgan week is a phenomenon- once a year thousands upon thousands of C level bio leader, business development professionals, bankers, VCs and other investors in the biopharma and medical industries converge on Union Square to meet in coffee shops, hotel rooms, evening receptions and conference halls to move deals ahead and make new contacts, setting the table for the year.
Five years ago, the Virginia Bio board decided to strategically communicate the substance, depth, breadth, quality and vitality of Virginia bioscience community to an influential audience outside Virginia. Our goal is to assist Virginia companies and research universities in gaining access to capital and strategic partners, and Virginia capital in gaining access to quality opportunities.
The exclusive invitation-only "Virginia Reception", which continues to grow each year, will gather hundreds of leaders of the bio industry from Virginia and deal makers and investors with a Virginia connection from across the country to kick off "JPMorgan Healthcare Conference week" with a bang. We will shine a light on the many accomplishments of our life science companies and bring new investors and key professionals into long term relationship with the Virginia bioscience commercialization community.
The exceptional Virginia Bio meeting suite, conveniently located steps away from Union Square at the elegant Clift Hotel is the go-to location for members to host their important one on one partnering meetings. With two semi-private and one private meeting space, ample snacks and beverages, and easy online booking, all provided at no charge, members can provide their guests with a truly professional meeting experience. If you’re still scheduling your meetings, book now, as times are filling up quickly.
Veteran attendees and former Chairmen, Jeff Conroy and Crystal Icenhour hosted a webinar earlier this month to help first timers maximize their efforts for a successful time in San Francisco. If you weren’t able to attend, you can still listen to the call here.
Many thanks to all of our sponsors, without whom these efforts wouldn’t be possible. Virginia Beach Bio, Cherry Bekaert, VA Catalyst, Cavion, VTCRI, Embody, ImmunArray, VWR, Pilot Health Advisors, HemoShear, Ceres Nano, Loudoun County Economic Development, Epidarex Capital, Diligentia, kaleo, UVA LVG and Healthios all contributed to the set our members up for success.