Place Based Innovation: Biotech Startup Hub @ Tom Tom Festival

Date: May 2, 2012
Time: 7:00PM
Location: The Gleason Building - 126 Garrett Street # D

As part of the Tom Tom Festival's "Place Based Innovation" series, this panel of biotech experts will examine how a biotechnology hub develops around a world-class research university like the University of Virginia. Charlottesville's numerous biotechnology innovators are establishing start-ups in Charlottesville and one local firm has proposed redeveloping the historic Coca-Cola bottling plant on Preston Avenue into a bio-tech start-up hub. With a renewed focus on innovation at the University of Virginia, what does the future hold for biotechnology in our community?

Panelists include:

Mark Crowell, Executive Director of U.Va. Innovation and Associate Vice President for Research Martin Chapman, CEO of Indoor Biotechnologies and head of the CityCampus Biotechnology Center Uday Gupta, CEO of Global Cell Solutions Nikki Hastings , Vice President, Laboratory Operations at HemoShear Graham Anthony, CFO of Biovista

TIME: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.