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See below for past 2018 conference speakers, agenda, featured companies and more.
Life science entrepreneurs are developing innovations that will:
- deliver cures and treatments to patients;
- deliver efficiency and precision to the healthcare and agriculture industries;
- and ultimately deliver a better tomorrow.
The CED Life Science Conference will showcase these innovators while connecting them to investors, partners, and clients to accelerate business growth.
About the Conference
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is hosting the 27th annual CED Life Science Conference on February 27-28, 2018 in Raleigh, NC. As the premier life science event in the Southeast, the conference attracts nearly 1,000 attendees including trailblazing entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders, and industry visionaries from across the nation. This highly-anticipated gathering of the life science community boasts a first-class agenda featuring game-changing thought leadership from keynote speakers and expert panels, showcases the most exciting and innovative NC-based life science companies, and connects these companies to a diverse group of venture capital and corporate investors through high-value networking opportunities including one-on-one partnering software.
Get Exposure to Game-changing Thought Leadership From Industry Visionaries
The biggest names in life science are featured in the CED Life Science Conference speaker lineup. Global thought leaders will give diverse perspectives on transformative trends in the industry, the convergence of life sciences and technology, funding for emerging companies, and how life science entrepreneurs are scaling for success, while also sharing their findings and insightful predictions about the future.
CED Alumni Updates with AgBiome, Baebies, G1 Therapeutics, Locus Biosciences, Precision BioSciences
Speaker Panel: Hear how #InnovationDelivers from the Leaders of Major NC Healthcare Providers
Investor Panels including Aisling Capital, Arix Bioscience, Canaan Partners, Cultivian Ventures, Deerfield Management, NEA
View the 2018 Speaker Line-up below:
Highly Visible, Tailored Sponsorship Opportunities at the CED Life Science Conference
Attracting hundreds of executive level managers and directors, as well as investors and successful entrepreneurs, the CED Life Science Conference provides an ideal target audience for companies looking to gain visibility within this community. With varying levels of sponsorship and a number of events to sponsor, corporate backers have numerous options to gain the exposure they desire. If your company would like to sponsor the CED Life Science Conference 2018, please contact Robin Costello or call 919.549.7500.
2018 Headline Sponsor
70 Entrepreneurial Companies to be featured On Stage & in the Innovation Room
Showcase and Lightning Round companies will share their story and present their business live on stage at the conference. Conference attendees will have the opportunity for in-person networking with the on-stage presenting companies in the Innovation Room, which will also exhibit over 20 additional companies. The selected Showcase, Lightning Round, and Innovation Room companies represent a diversity of life science sub-sectors, including: biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare IT/digital health, diagnostics, and agbio.
In addition to the selected companies, a handful of "CED Alumni" will utilize the conference as a platform to publicly release exclusive, newsworthy updates live on the main stage. Running parallel to CED Life Science, the 2018 Coulter Investment Forum will feature presentations from 19 companies. Registration for the conference gives access to attend company presentations at both events. (See FAQs for more detail)
View the 2018 Featured Company Profiles below:
*Denotes a Showcase company.
**Denotes a Lightning Round company.
- Coulter = Companies chosen to present at the 2018 Coulter Investment Forum
Innovation Room Companies
The CED Life Science Conference 2019 will be held February 26-27 at the Raleigh Convention Center:
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
General Information: (919) 996-8500
The CED Life Science Conference attracts a diverse group of 1,000 life science industry leaders and professionals from around the nation, including:
- Entrepreneurs leading Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Med Device, Diagnostic, Drug Delivery, Healthcare IT, AgTech, and Animal Health companies
- Investors including Growth, VC, Corporate, Strategic, Angel, and Individual Investors
- Corporate Leaders
- University Innovators
- Nationally-recognized industry leaders and professionals
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At the CED Life Science Conference, Partnering software provides the opportunity to request and manage private one-on-one meetings with investors, emerging life science companies, and strategic partners through a sophisticated partnering platform.
The best part? FREE Partnering access is provided to Entrepreneurs, Investors, Conference Sponsors, and University Tech Transfer professionals registered for the CED Life Science Conference.
All other attendees can purchase registration that includes partnering for an additional $300.
Yes, sponsorship packages are available. To inquire about pricing, please contact Robin Costello via email at email@example.com or by phone at 919.226.0464.
Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU) is the nearest airport to the Raleigh Convention Center.
No, any unauthorized recording of the CED Life Science Conference sessions or events is strictly prohibited.
Yes, pictures will be taken during the conference. By registering for the conference, you acknowledge that there is a possibility your picture may be taken.
Merck, Lilly, J.P. Morgan, Amgen, Google, GE Ventures…all in one place. At the CED Life Science Conference, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with investors and leading and emerging life science companies through Partnering. Facilitated in partnership with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the CED Life Science Conference Partnering Platform allows you to schedule private one-on-one meetings around key program sessions of interest to maximize your conference experience.