White Hat Investors 2014

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White Hat Investors 2014

Showcasing the Best Biotech and Healthcare Investment Opportunities Across the Rockies & the Southwest


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The West was won by innovators, investors, and prospectors who understood  the value of discovery and accepted the challenge of investing in new frontiers.  

Join us to meet a new generation of biotech and healthcare pioneers at  White Hat Investors 2014, the first annual biotech and healthcare investor conference that showcases the best of the Rocky Mountain & Southwest Region.

Bioindustry Associations from across the Rocky Mountain and Southwest Region are coming together to present an opportunity  for Angels, Venture Capitalists and Strategic Investors to connect with the best biotech and healthcare investment opportunities from across the Rocky Mountain & Southwest states at White Hat Investors 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona on September 17 & 18, 2014.

Presenting Companies will be selected from the region’s emerging innovator leaders in the fields of:

    • Diagnostics
    • Therapeutics
    • Medical Devices
    • Health IT

The initial list of presenting companies is now available.  

  Click here to see who you will learn about at White Hat.

Who should attend?

    • Angel Investors
    • Venture Capital Firms
    • Institutional Investors
    • Strategic Investors
    • Supporting Organizations

Program Format:

September 17, 2014:

Welcome dinner and company showcase at the 2014 AZBio Awards

Phoenix Convention Center – 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

In addition to great company presentations in the areas of Medical Device, Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Health IT, White Hat includes THREE general sessions (breakfast, lunch and closing) featuring panel discussions on the investment environment from the perspective of Angels, Strategic Investors, and VC’s  with panelists including:  James Healy of Soffinova Ventures,  Risa Stack of GE Ventures, David Douglass of Delphi Ventures, Jonathan Root of US Venture Partners, Randal Schulhauser of Medtronic, Evelia Johnston of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and more.

Registration is complimentary for all accredited investors, elected leaders, candidates for elected office, and members of the media for BOTH the AZBio Awards and White Hat.

September 18, 2014:

Investor Presentations and Keynote Luncheon

Grand Hyatt  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

7:30 AM Registration Opens

8:00 AM Opening Session – Grand Ballroom

On the Wings of Angels:

A discussion with Harry George (Desert Angels), Jack Florio (Tech Coast Angels), and Rick Gibson (ATIF/Hot Ventures), Randy Lennon (VA Angels-Kelowna & Scottsdale). Moderated by Joan Koerber-Walker (AZBio)

9:00 AM Company Presentations – Mezzanine

NOON     Lunch Session – Grand Ballroom

Partnering with Strategics:

A discussion with Neil Berkley (GlaxoSmithKline), Risa Stack (GE Ventures), Randal Schulhauser (Medtronic), and Evelia Johnston (Michael J. Fox Foundation). Moderated by Victoria Sergeant (Victoria Sergeant and Associates.)

1:30 PM  Company Presentations – Mezzanine

4:00 PM  Closing Session – Grand Ballroom

The VC Perspective:

James Healy (Soffinova Ventures),  David Douglass (Delphi Ventures), and Jonathan Root (US Venture Partners).  Moderated by Kelly Slone (National Venture Capital Association).

5:00 PM  Conference Adjourns


September  17 and 19, 2014 (Bonus Days) Bioscience Discovery Tours for Investors.

Guided Tours for Investors from 8 am – 1 pm on the 17th and 19th.   (Additional details will be provided on these events after Investor registration.)

Costs to Attend:

Registration Levels and Descriptions:

Life Science Company – $500*

*Includes both attending and presenting companies.  

Investor – Complimentary

Investor is defined as a representative of a family office, investment fund, corporate investment /business development professional for life science oriented firrms (strategic investors), granting foundations, venture capital firm, and accredited investors

(Accredited investor status is subject to validation/certification when requesting complimentary registration.)

Government – $250

Employee of a government entity.

Note:  Elected leaders receive complimentary admission

Service Provider – $1,500

Service Providers are limited to one person from each company

Please note: CMO and CRO’s are considered Service Providers for the purposes of this conference and will need to register as such.

Sponsors – as defined in sponsor packages.

All sponsors have the opportunity to volunteer to participate in the selection process  for presenting companies. To Learn About Sponsor Opportunities, Click Here.

Registration includes:

White Hat Investors Investment Prospectus Catalog, Welcome Event on 9/17, admittance to all presentations and sessions, breakfast, refreshment breaks and keynote luncheon on 9/18, plus the optional Bioscience Discovery Tour on 9/19.



Contact Our Member Support Team

email: advancingbio@AZBio.org

phone: 480-779-8101