From Start-up to Exit – Lessons for Success
Thursday, March 6, 2014
7:00 AM– 2 PM

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.


James Foley, PhD, Managing Partner, Aqua Partners LLC
JD Friedland, Senior Managing Director, Match Point Partners
Walter Greenblatt, Managing Director, Walter Greenblatt & Associates
Shahram Hejazi, PhD, Venture Partner, BioAdvance
Jane Hollingsworth, Managing Partner, Militia Hill Ventures
JeanMarie Markham, President & CEO, Clinlogix, LLC
Brian McVeigh, Vice President, WorldWide Business Development Transactions & Investment Management at GlaxoSmithKline
Nick Spring, Managing Partner, Humanitas Consulting LLC
Dennis Willson, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Hsiri Therapeutics, LLC




From Start-up to Exit – Lessons for Success
Thursday, March 6, 2014

All sessions, presenters and times are subject to change without notice.
Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Free Parking, are included.
  • Full Agenda
  • 7:00 – 8:00 AM

    Registration and Networking

  • 8:00 – 8:15 AM


  • 8:15 – 9:25 AM

    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

    Moderator: Sanjay Batra, PhD, FACC

    President & CEO, Vias Partners LLC

  • 9:30 – 10:40 AM

    Surviving to Flourishing

    Discussions surrounding managing expansion and balancing demand through strategic hiring, utilizing outsourced partners, and collaborations.

    Moderator: Michael Romano

    Partner, Fesnak, LLP


  • Break

    10:40 – 11:00 AM

  • 11:00 AM– 12:10 PM

    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.

    Moderator: Ryan Udell

    Partner, White & Williams

  • 12:15 – 12:45 PM

    Keynote Speaker

    Richard Caruso, PhD

    Founder & Chairman,
    Integra Life Sciences

  • 12:45 – 1:00 PM

    Closing Remarks


  • Lunch and Networking

    1:00 – 2:30 PM