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Southeast Venture Philanthropy Summit

April 3-4, 2013 | Friday Center | Chapel Hill, NC


  • 31 foundations (listed below) and 325 registrants.
  • Panels of industry and foundation executives detailed how best to attract foundation funding.
  • Keynote lunch: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's CEO and Vertex's CF program leader outlining the partnership that led to the recent approval of Kalydeco, the world's first effective CF treatment.
  • Therapeutic area panels featured venture philanthropy, corporate and academic leaders.
  • Over 150 one-on-one partnering meetings brought together foundation experts, research ideas.
  • View the full agenda.
  • WRAL TechWire: Biobanks
  • After-Summit radio interview with Peter Ginsberg

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Summit Presentations:


Diabetes / Regenerative Medicine Panel
Neuroscience Panel
Oncology Panel
Personalized Medicine - The New Paradigm for Developing
Drugs for Smaller Populations

State of the Southeast
The Research, Funding and Product Continuum Panel
The Why & How To Work with Venture Philanthropies

Participating Foundations:

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure
Alpha-1 Foundation
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
American Heart Association
American Stroke Association
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Broadview Ventures
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association
Chordoma Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Fight for 1in9
Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine

Hannah's Hope Fund
Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Medeir Foundation
Melanoma Research Alliance*
Michael J. Fox Foundation
Michelson Prize & Grants
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation*
National Lung Cancer Partnership
NeuroBiology Foundation
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy*
Taylor's Tale
The Sontag Foundation
The V Foundation

*Steering Committee Member  

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