Thursday, March 26, 2009

Life Science Technology Venture Forum - Rice Alliance - call for Presenters

Life Science Technology Venture Forum - Call for Presenters
Hosted by: Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
Application Deadline: April 17, 2009, 5:00 p.m.CDT
Event Date: June 11, 2009, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Rice University, McNair Hall, Jones Graduate School of Management

The Rice Alliance is currently seeking applications from life science technology companies to present at this exciting, one-day event. Over 400 venture capital, angel investors, other investors, entrepreneurs, and others will attend this event: the largest life science venture capital forum in the Southwest.

This event represents an opportunity to meet investors to seek funding, learn about promising life sciences companies seeking to expand their management team, as well networking and learning opportunities for entrepreneurs, researchers, investment professional and business executives serving the life science industry.

What are the benefits of presenting?

To gain access to potential funding
To gain visibility and traction within the life science community
To attract potential customers
To cultivate alliances or partnerships
To increase networking and other kinds of business support

Who should apply to present?
Life Science companies involved in, but not limited to:

Drug discovery and discovery tools
Medical devices and instrumentation
Diagnostic tools
Biopharmaceuticals and bioengineering applications
Software and web-based applications for the life science industry

What are the presentation categories?

Business Plan:
10-minute business plan presentation with feedback from an investor panel

Elevator Pitch:
90-second elevator pitch presentation

Company Showcase:
Trade-show style event during closing reception

How to apply

Submit an electronic version of your two-page, non-confidential executive summary to by April 17, 2009. Suggested guidelines for preparing an executive summary may be found at

Is there a fee to apply?

There is no fee to apply. Companies selected to present will pay a $75 admission fee. This fee includes admission to the event for ONE company presenter, meals, networking breaks, closing reception and participation in the Company Showcase.

More Info: or or 713-348-3443.

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