Pre-Conference Intensive Session - additional fees apply
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Planning, managing or expanding a bio health innovation district or a health research and innovation facility?

Twelve selected projects will present in five-minute lightning round talks before an audience of national leaders in designing, operating and funding bio health innovation districts around the world. Afterwards, the Caucus will host panels on ways to finance facilities and bio start-ups through high net worth individuals and donor advised funds, shared use facilities and other topics. Later, attend the opening reception of the AURP International Conference with colleagues from around the world interested in building communities of innovation.

Agenda:

1:00 PM

INTRODUCTION - AURP BIO HEALTH CAUCUS

Brian Darmody, Chief Executive Officer, AURP  
Rich Bendis,
Chief Executive Officer, Bio Health Innovation
Mark Romney,
Chief Strategy Officer, Aggie Square, UC Davis

1:10 PM

OPPORTUNITY ZONES FROM A BIO PERSPECTIVE

Leonard Mills, PhD, CFA, CQF, VerteOZ Venture Capital Opportunity Fund
Brian Darmody,
SBA Opportunity Zone Fun SBIR/STTR Accelerator

1:15 PM

TWELVE IN SIXTY: LIGHTNING ROUNDS
Bio Health Innovation Districts Across the United States

Introduction by Rich Bendis, Bio Health Co-Chair and presentation on Bio Health Innovation, Rockville, Maryland

Catherine Vorwald - The Life Sciences at Sterling Bay, Chicago, Illinois
Jane Shaab -
UMB Bio Park. Baltimore, Maryland
Ron Kaplan -
Rosalind-Franklin University Health System, Chicago
Kolaleh Eskandanian - 
Children’s National Innovation Campus at Walter Reed, Washington DC
Jonathan Genn -
Viva White Oak at FDA Headquarters, Montgomery County, Maryland
Nancy Kelley -
NYC Builds BIO+, NYC
Nancy Kelley -
Argent Jersey City, NJ/NYC
Jeff Smith -
Transition in Health Research and Services at Michigan State University, Michigan
Tiffany Wilson -
CEO, Global Center for Medical Innovation, Atlanta, Georgia
Mark Romney, Bio Health Co-Chair -
Aggie Square at UC Davis –Sacramento Innovation Center, California
Jonathan Bates - University of Utah Research Park, Salt Lake City, Utah

2:15 PM  BREAK AND NETWORKING
2:30 PM

FINDING FINANCING FOR BIO HEALTH COMPANIES: FROM PRIVATE, PHILANTHROPIC, AND PUBLIC SOURCES
ASK THE EXPERTS! 

Henry Ahn, SBIR/STTR Program Director, National Science Foundation  
Christian Braemer, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Benefunder
Bobby Franklin, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Venture Capital Association 
Leonard Mills, PhD, CFA, CQF, VerteOZ Venture Capital Opportunity Fund

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

WRAP UP AND DISCUSSION - BIO HEALTH CAUCUS MEETING

DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS!
June 5-6, 2020 - BIO Health Caucus Meeting immediately before BIO International, San Diego, CA
November 2020 - BIO Health Caucus Meeting at the 2020 AURP International Conference hosted by The University of Utah Research Park in Salt Lake City