Venture Philanthropy Panel
Join life science industry leaders on Monday, February 29, to build a stronger community and drive innovation at the first of what will be our quarterly Life Sciences Forum.
The funding landscape has changed to include a greater role for venture philanthropy in life science product development. This interactive panel will discuss the benefits of including venture philanthropy in a company’s financing plan, how to approach these groups for funding, and how venture philanthropies are changing their models to maximize impact.
- Robert J. Beall, Ph.D, former president and CEO of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- James Rosen, deputy director, venture investing at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Joshua Sommer, executive director of the Chordoma Foundation
- Christy Shaffer, Ph.D., general partner in Hatteras Venture Partners
4 p.m. - Registration
4:30 p.m. - Program
6 p.m. - Reception and networking
North Carolina Biotechnology Center