The Roundup – March 14, 2024

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March 14, 2024
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Unlock your potential with Professional Training through BioCTBioCT members can dive into exclusive courses designed for career enhancement in the life sciences, curated by industry experts. Improve your skills, expand your network, and seize opportunities for personal growth. BioCT members register using the ‘Member Rate.’ Find the full list of course offerings hereUpcoming Courses:

When asked how the Rare Disease Forum went I have said “flawlessly,” and it’s the first time in my tenure I have used that term. It’s a confluence of variables (always the Epidemiologist!), from us getting smarter and learning from every event, to leveraging resources of vast organizations, through finding the perfect cohosts, such as The Jackson Laboratory (JAX). For many, it was their first time in Farmington or at JAX, and I know everyone walked away impressed.Speaking of idyllic cohosts, Office Hours at Boehringer Ingelheim is coming May 1. Every Connecticut based start up should be applying for ‘no strings attached’ mentorship.

Stay tuned next week for a policy update. Rest assured, we have boots on the ground thanks to RSL&K tracking every relevant bill to ensure we don’t miss any opportunities for the voice of the life sciences industry to be heard.

— Jodie GillonPresident and CEO
Apply Now –  Boehringer Ingelheim Office HoursBoehringer Ingelheim Office Hours offers a unique chance for small companies to engage in open dialogue with industry experts. The consultative ’round table’ environment provides the setting to gain insights and feedback in a ‘no strings attached’ setting.

To apply for a tailored one-hour session, share a non-confidential pitch deck along with up to five (5) questions about your program(s) and company to

Application Deadline: April 8

Backing Women-led Businesses: In Conversation with Enko Chem TODAY, March 14, 11:00 am – 12:00 pmIn celebration of Women’s History Month, please join us in conversation with Jacqueline Heard, Ph.D., MBA, CEO and Co-Founder Enko Chem, Inc. Supporting women entrepreneurs and…Business After Hours – Hosted by GNHCC TODAY, March 14, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pmJoin us for our upcoming Business After Hours at Hotel Marcel, America’s Greenest Hotel. Embracing a revolutionary Zero Carbon approach and powered entirely by renewable energy…CURE Rare Disease Lab Grand Opening Saturday March 16, 11:00 am – 2:00 pmThis event promises a unique opportunity to witness the ribbon-cutting ceremony, explore the facility, and enjoy a lunch. Make sure to mark your calendar for this special occasion…HAYVN HATCH – Pitch night Monday, March 18, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pmJoin HAYVN HATCH for their next pitch night and hear from 5 startups who are ready to grow!Tidal River Fund + StartUp Westport Forum: Female Founders and InvestorsMonday, March 18, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pmStartup Westport and the Westport Library are pleased to host a forum on female entrepreneurship with Tidal River Fund, the first angel group and fund for women investors in CT…Women & Career Trajectories – Finding Balance With Life and Professional Journeys – Hosted by WIB Tuesday, March 19, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pmWomen are often expected to do it all: career, family, and volunteer in their community while facing systemic barriers to entry for higher salaries or leadership roles. How do you handle all of…Conquer Imposter Syndrome to Achieve Your Goals – Hosted by WESTWednesday, March 20, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pmDo you hesitate to speak up because you worry that you’ll sound foolish? Do you question whether you have what it takes to successfully perform your role? Do you worry that the people…Collaborative CT: March 2024 Thursday, March 21, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm​Join us for Collaborative CT on March 21 at Il Gabbiano on Long Wharf from 4:30pm – 6:30pm for a cash bar, delicious appetizers sponsored by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce…Advancing Leadership Through Mentoring – Hosted by EWIB Monday, March 25, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pmJoin us for a mentoring and networking event co-hosted by Mentorship, Advisors, Peers, and Sponsorship (MAPS) and Executive Women In Bio (EWIB). Our speaker Usha Pillai will lead…Rapid Formulation Development Webinar Series – Hosted by FreeThink Technologies Tuesday, March 26, 10:00 am – 11:00 amWhat you will learn: The Target Product Profile (TPP) concept and its importance for clarifying objectives in the drug product development pipeline. Practical strategies for developing and…Strategies for Retaining Top Talent – Hosted by CLA Thursday, March 28, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pmTalent retention must be a continuous focus and effort — and is a concern for many organizations. Join our complimentary webinar where will we explore strategies to help you build a culture of….How to Advocate for Yourself – Hosted by WESTThursday, March 28, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pmWe negotiate every day. At work we negotiate not just our jobs and salaries, but research priorities, budgets, staffing, deliverables and time tables. At home some of us negotiate child…230th Annual Meeting & Business Leadership Awards – Hosted by GNHCC Thursday, April 4, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pmThe 230th Annual Meeting of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, combined with our Business Leadership Awards & Cocktail Reception, will be the momentous occasion to revisit…“Inside the Veil” of Cell and Rare Disease Therapies and Business Development Evaluations – Hosted by Yale Ventures Thursday, April 4, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pmWith continuing strong investor interest in cell therapies and rare diseases, are they all attractive for biotechs and venture capital?  What factors are executives and investors looking for in new…GPS Your Career: Know Your Why – Hosted by WESTThursday, April 4, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pmWhen it comes to your career, are you traveling on the path you intended? For many of us, our work life has changed in ways we would not have anticipated. It is natural to pause, reflect…Accelerate Your Career Through Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself – Hosted by WESTWednesday, April 10, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pmWhen we use the term “marketing”, most people think of products, services, and commodities. How about ourselves – marketing our talents, accomplishments, and value – inside our…Annual Meeting of the New England Association of Parasitologists (NEAP) 2024 – Hosted by UConn Saturday, April 13, 9:00 am – 5:30 pmThe 29th Annual Meeting of the New England Association of Parasitologists (NEAP) will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at UConn Health. We are “a dedicated, enthusiastic group of…Register Now

ABCT Pitch Day 2024 Thursday, May 9, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pmJoin an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, corporate sponsors, and other members of the life sciences ecosystem to see the ventures from the 7th annual cohort of the Accelerator for…Yale Innovation Summit Wednesday, May 29 – Thursday, May 30Connecticut’s biggest entrepreneurship event, convening innovators, investors, and industry for panels, speakers, and networking in the arts, biotech, climate, health, and tech.2024 BIO International Convention Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 6The BIO International Convention is the largest and most comprehensive event for biotechnology, representing the full ecosystem of biotech with over 20,000 industry leaders from across the…

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