AZAdvances Innovation Showcase

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 6 Oct 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location
850 PBC


AZAdvances Innovation Showcase

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Join us at 850 PBC on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus for a full day of panels, presentations, and innovation spotlights featuring Arizona life science innovators.

This FREE event benefits AZAdvances, part of the Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation.

Registration is complimentary.  Donations are gratefully accepted.

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Event Details

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

In person @850 PBC (850 N 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004)

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Program

8:00 – 8:30 a               Breakfast/Registration

8:30 – 8:45 a               Welcome

8:45 – 9:15 a                Strategic Investing in Arizona

9:15 – 9:45 a                Rapid Fire Pitches – Group 1

9:45 – 10:15 a              Funding Innovation Forever

10:15 – 10:30 a           Break

10:30 – 11:00 a           Angel Investor Panel

11:00 – 11:30 a            Rapid Fire Pitches – Group 2

11:30 – 12:30 p           Networking Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 p              National VC Panel

1:15   – 1:45 p              Keynote

1:45 – 2:00 p              Break

2:00 – 2:30 p             Charting Your Path

2:30 – 3:00 p             Arizona VCs Panel

3:00 – 3:30 p              Rapid Fire Pitches – Group 3

3:30 – 4:00 p              Physician Entrepreneurs

4:00 – 4:15 p              Winners Announced

4:15 – 5:00 p              Networking

5:00 p                         Event Concludes


About the Rapid-Fire Pitches

Early Stage Life Science Innovators will be competitively selected to present on the Innovation Stage.  Presentations will spotlight:

  •    The health challenge you are addressing
  •     The solution you are creating
  •     Your next steps and how the community can help you succeed.

Pitches will be evaluated and prizes awarded in TWO categories:

Emerging Growth Companies

Each Rapid Fire presenter will receive feedback from an investor panel, have the opportunity for a poster located in the networking lobby, and a video of their rapid fire presentation.

Grand Prize: Complimentary registration to RESI during JPM Week in San Francisco

Seed Level Companies

Details: Companies must be <3 years old, have 5 or fewer full time employees, and have raised <$2 million (dilutive and non dilutive combined).

Each Rapid Fire presenter will receive feedback from an investor panel, have the opportunity for a poster located in the networking lobby, and a video of their rapid fire presentation.

1st Prize:  Complimentary Seed Showcase Registration at Biotech Showcase in San Francisco during JPM Week 2022

2nd Prize:  $300 off  Seed Showcase Registration at Biotech Showcase in San Francisco during JPM Week 2022

3rd Prize: $200 off  Seed Showcase Registration at Biotech Showcase in San Francisco during JPM Week 2022

All applicants will receive FREE access to Biotech Gate Digital Partnering August 30 – Sept, 2021.  Codes will be provided when your application is confirmed by AZBio.

Applications for Rapid-Fire Pitches close Aug. 20th.

TO APPLY: Complete the Application Form here.


About Keynote Speaker

Derek J. Maetzold, President and CEO – Castle Biosciences

Castle Biosciences is a commercial-stage dermatologic diagnostics company focused on providing physicians and their patients with personalized, clinically actionable genomic information to transform disease management and help improve the lives of patients.

 

Derek J. Maetzold, President and Chief Executive Officer, founded the Company in September 2007 and has served as a member of its board of directors since inception. Previously, Mr. Maetzold held leadership roles at Encysive Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough Corporation (now Merck), Integrated Communications, Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (now a division of Novartis).


About AZAdvances

Arizonans are on a quest to solve our world’s greatest health challenges. AZAdvances will help them succeed.
 
The mission of AZAdvances is to support the creation and commercialization of Arizona-based health innovations.

We  are  working to create a sustainable solution to address the need for early-stage life science funding for researchers and companies in Arizona and developing the programs they need to succeed. Our work to advance health innovation and support life science innovators is possible thanks to community donations and our collaboration with the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio).

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