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Mar 06 2014


7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Achievement Start-up to Exit – Lessons for Success

Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Free Parking are included.

The Life Sciences Collaborative presents its inaugural event designed to deliver impactful learnings from regional industry veterans on building, financing, operating and exiting a life sciences company. The event objective is to provide you with direct, hands-on stories, experiences and guidance across the lifecycle of building a company. You should expect to enrich your knowledge, add to your network of industry mentors and walk away with several executable ideas to further advance your leadership success. Richard Caruso, PhD, Founder and Chairman of Integra Life Sciences, is the Keynote speaker and will close the event with his signature thoughts. The event will be conducted in a conversational, armchair setting. The target audience is entrepreneurs and senior leaders from start-up and emerging pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies.

The event is finished.

Hourly Schedule

Full Agenda

07:00 - 08:00
Registration and Networking
08:00 - 08:15
08:15 - 09:25
Finding the Money
Answering the critical questions. -> What will it take, dollars, data, & resource. -> How can you raise capital, especially in this region. -> Are the investors committed—Closing the deal
09:30 - 10:40
Surviving to Flourishing
Discussions surrounding managing expansion and balancing demand through strategic hiring, utilizing outsourced partners, and collaborations.
10:40 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:45
Exit: Show Me the Money
Candid experiences with making the decision to sell, preparing for the sales process, and the prime-time reality of getting the deal done.
12:45 - 01:00
Closing Remarks
Richard Caruso
01:00 - 02:00
Lunch and Networking
Richard Caruso
Founder & Chairman, Integra Life Sciences


Brian McVeigh

Vice President, WorldWide Business Development Transactions & Investment Management at GlaxoSmithKline



Astra Zeneca Auditorium
723 South 45th Street and Woodland Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104