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BOSTON LIFE SCIENCES SHOWCASE

A Collaboration between Bioverse, the Life Sciences Division of VietChallenge, and Boston New Technology

NETWORKING

Providing networking opportunities for the life sciences communities in Boston and beyond.

SCIENCE SHOWCASE

Creating quarterly business showcase events for Boston life sciences entrepreneurs, executives and investors. A low-stress forum where life sciences companies can network receive feedback from accredited experts and investors during varied stages of their innovation life cycle.

Showcasing life sciences companies led by founders of diverse backgrounds, especially women -and diverse founders -led companies.

FUNDING

Building bridges between the Boston life sciences community and international venture capital and startup ecosystems.

FORMAT OF THE PROGRAM

04 life sciences companies will present their businesses and field questions from a board of investors as well as the audience for each event.

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2-hour showcase/ networking event every quarter
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minutes for presentation and Q&A for each company.
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Expected Attendees for the Events

Presenting companies

At least 1 company will have raised more than $10M in funding or formed by a founder with a proven track record

At least 1 company will be in stealth mode or in very early stage (before Series A)

Ideally, the other two companies will be past Series A but will have raised less than $10M in funding

Board of Investors

The board at each event will consist of 4-6 investors, including

  • 1 angel investor
  • 1 VC investor
  • 1 subject matter expert (e.g., a well-known researcher in the field)
  • 1 PE investor

ORGANIZERS

Bioverse is the life sciences division of VietChallenge.

– VietChallenge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2015 in Boston, MA, with a mission with a mission to support emerging technologies and entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds.
– We nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of diverse communities and foster business synergies through mentorship, networking, and access to funding.
– We have supported and empowered 900 early stage companies formed by founders of Asian heritage who have raised more than $60M in investment capital.
– In addition to our flagship startup pitch program for Vietnamese entrepreneurs, we have launched one of the world’s largest blockchain competitions for global blockchain entrepreneurs.
– At the final event to be held in NYC, the winner will be awarded $300k (www.blockchampion.network).

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Mai is a life sciences transactions attorney at Morrison & Foerster. She is also a non-profit leader. As an attorney, Mai represents pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and technology companies…

Jason is a “serial entrepreneur” and the Co-organizer and Operating Partner of Boston New Technology. He founded the startup consulting firm Prepare4VC, co-founded an alternative investment group…

Laura is a biotech leader and a well-respected advisor to various life sciences startups. She leads clinical strategy and innovations at Click Therapeutics, a rising biotech company that develops…

CONTACT US

Whether you are a company wanting to play a part in our showcase, or you’re an investor interesting in lifescience projects, or you’re a sponsor wanting to take part in shaping the future, drop us a message, we will contact you as soon as possible and figure out a way we can cooperate!

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OUR SHOWCASE

Want to join our first showcase event from 5:30-7:30 pm ET on October 13, 2022,
sign up here.

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MAI ZYMARIS

Mai is a life sciences transactions attorney at Morrison & Foerster.  She is also a non-profit leader.  As an attorney, Mai represents pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and technology companies in complex licensing, collaboration, and strategic alliance transactions. As a non-profit leader, Mai founded and has led VietChallenge, a global startup competition providing a pipeline between global startups with high growth potential and American venture capitalists. In just 7 years, VietChallenge has helped launch more than 800 startups and built an impressive network with hundreds of active investors and VC funds.

JASON KRAUS​

Jason is a “serial entrepreneur” and the Co-organizer and Operating Partner of Boston New Technology. He founded the startup consulting firm Prepare4VC, co-founded an alternative investment group, Equity Venture Partners, and later joined as a partner the micro-VC, EQx Fund. To help others who share his passion, Jason has actively involved himself in Startup Grind and Boston New Tech, two notable startup communities which help entrepreneurs learn and grow. Over the years, he has been featured and shared his expertise in Entrepreneur magazine, All Business Media, Boston Voyager, Radio entrepreneurs and more.

LAURA TARABOANTA​

Laura is a biotech leader and a well-respected advisor to various life sciences startups. She leads clinical strategy and innovations at Click Therapeutics, a rising biotech company that develops, validates, and commercializes software for prescription medical treatments for people with unmet medical needs. She is a highly effective consultant for various startups particularly on matters regarding regulatory approval and clinical development. Having trained at Case Western Reserve University and Tufts University, her combination of biotech scientist/business executive has made Laura one of the rising rockstars in the Boston life sciences community.