BioME & Maine Center for Entrepreneurs 2021 Virtual Life Sciences Summit! October 19 @ 9:00 am – October 20 @ 11:30 am | Free

The Maine Life Sciences Summit aims to increase awareness of the technology transfer and commercialization efforts underway at our world-class research institutions and highlight the success of Startup businesses in Maine. We will also explore topics such as how to run a life science business/organization throughout the pandemic, what the industry might look like post-pandemic, life sciences’ training programs available in Maine, how academic institutions communicate with the industry, workforce development and workforce trends.


Summit Details & Agenda – Day One

October 19th from 9-11:30AM

Join us for a virtual fireside chat with key players in Maine’s technology transfer network to hear about the latest resources, funding opportunities and success stories. This will be followed by five bioscience business Founders who will showcase their emerging technology businesses through an array of business resources unique to Maine.

9:00AM-9:10AM – Welcome Remarks: Agnieszka Carpenter(BioME) and Tom Rainey(MCE)

9:30AM-10:10AM – Fireside Chat – Maine Technology Leaders: Panelists: Susan Ahern(MaineHealth Innovations), Renee Kelly(University of Maine), Judy Sproule(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory), Gregory Fryer(Verrill Dana, moderator)

10:10AM-10:20AM – Break

10:20AM-11:20AM – BioStartup Showcase: Speakers: Cem Giray(Salmonics, Inc.), Jason Hine, MD(HaloMed, Inc.), Ariel Shevenell(Signal Insights), Jerry Collins(Treadwell, Inc.), Kristy Townsend(Neuright), Paul Fitzpatrick(Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, moderator)

11:20AM-11:30AM – Concluding Remarks

Summit Details & Agenda – Day Two

October 20th from 9-11:30AM

Day two of the Summit will feature the visionary bioscience thought leader Juan Enriquez – businessman, investor, science author, TedTalk star, and New Englander. The keynote speaker will be followed by a panel of business leaders from leading bioscience organizations in Maine.

9:00AM-9:10AM – Welcome Remarks: Agnieszka Carpenter(BioME) and Tom Rainey(MCE)

9:10AM-9:30AM – BioME Updates

9:30AM-10:10AM – Keynote Address: Juan Enriquez, Bestselling Author, TED All-Star, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management

BioME & MCE 2021 Life Sciences Summit With Juan Enriquez • October 20 at 9AM
Introducing Juan Enriquez, a Bestselling Author, TED Talk Star, and Managing Director and Keynote Speaker for the 2021 Life Sciences Summit!
Juan Enriquez Keynote Speaker October 20 @ 9AMJuan Enriquez is a leading authority on the economic impact of life sciences and brain research on business and society as well as a respected business leader and entrepreneur. Author and co-author of multiple bestsellers. As a business leader, advisor, and renowned speaker, Juan works directly with the CEOs of a number of Fortune 50 companies, as well as various heads of state, on how to adapt to a world where the dominant language is shifting from the digital towards the language of life. He is a TED All-Star with ten TED talks on a variety of subjects, as well as dozens of TEDx talks. He was the founding Director of the Harvard Business School’s Life Sciences Project and is a research affiliate at MIT’s synthetic neurobiology lab. After HBS, Juan became an active angel investor, founding Biotechonomy Ventures. He then co-founded Excel Venture Management. Mr. Enriquez serves on multiple for-profit and non-profit boards. He sailed around the world on an expedition that increased the number of know genes a hundredfold and was part of the peace commission that negotiated the cease fire with the Zapatistas.

10:10AM-10:20AM – BREAK

10:20AM-11:20AM – Panel Discussion: Navigating Life Science Business and Workforce in 2021 – Panelists: Catherine Longley, JD(Jackson Laboratory), Julie Cross, PhD(IDEXX), Aileen Huang-Saad, PhD(Roux Institute), Dan Belyea (Maine Community College System), Toby Ahrens(FocusMaine, moderator)

11:20AM-11:30AM – Concluding Remarks

(For Speaker Bios please visit the BioME event page)