The Roundup – November 16, 2023

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November 16, 2023
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Enko, a company on a mission to help farmers provide for the planet, without harming the earth, has been making headlines. BioCT had the opportunity to visit their base of operations in Mystic, CT and learn about Enko’s innovative science, agile design, and discovery of new modes of action. See just a few of the many articles on Enko from the past few months below:

Welcome Planta AnalyticaPlanta Analytica is a CRO offering services that support multiple sectors of the chemical industry, including agrochemical, functional foods/flavors, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals. Their services have supported startups with early-stage discovery, as well as Fortune 500s with developing commercial scale manufacturing techniques. Learn more
Welcome HighCape CapitalHighCape Capital is a growth equity firm that finances and assists innovative life sciences companies as they transition from the initial stages of their business cycle into successful, thriving organizations. Learn more
Interested in joining a passionate community of leaders in biotech? Apply today to join the Termeer Fellows Class of 2024.Applications are now open – don’t miss your chance to apply. Learn more and apply
Looking for the perfect gift for yourself, family, and friends? Look no further than a membership to the Connecticut Science Center! The Season of Science sale gives BioCT members 25% off a yearly membership if you order before November 30.Membership grants you exclusive benefits such as unlimited access to the Science Center for an entire year, fantastic reciprocal privileges with other local museums and attractions, access to member-only events, flat-rate on-site parking, sneak previews of new exhibits, and discounts at the gift shop and on select programs. Access this discount here.
Exclusive BioCT Member Discount on BIO International Convention 2024Request your $200 discount code today. Contact Kelley Gipson for a link to receive your code.This no-obligation offer expires 12/15/23.

The BIO International Convention, June 3-6, 2024 at the San Diego Convention Center, is the world’s largest and most consequential gathering of the biotech community.

First and foremost a huge congratulations to Dan O’Keefe, to be named our new Commissioner for the DECD in February. Dan prioritized meeting with me during what was probably the busiest week of his life and we look forward to a strong partnership. We are extremely grateful for all the advocacy and collaboration with Commissioner Daum and hope we will continue work together in her new role.Yesterday, I had the privilege of joining the Women’s Power Panel at Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s Big Expo. I was joined by Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, Professor Khalilah Brown-Dean, Marietta Lee of The Lee Foundation, and Moderator Chanel 8 Anchor Laura Hutchinson. For the handful of people who missed our panel (as the Chamber knows how to pack and run an event!) here were some themes/golden nuggets:

  1. We all came from humble beginnings and that is a strength.
  2. Tenacity is a superpower – more so than any experience or title.
  3. We have to not only support women achieving leadership roles, but once they get there make it less uncomfortable for them.
  4. The cream always rises to the top – hold your head high.
  5. Many pivots and decisions are based on family – and that’s a positive.
  6. We took risks and believe we earned where we are – the anti-imposter syndrome.
  7. We used others doubts and even snickers (based on gender, color of our skin, size, shape) as ammo. Rather than reacting, internalizing an “I’ll show them” attitude.
  8. We are often comfortably uncomfortable where we are.
  9. As Laura said “If you are not pissing people off you are not doing your job.” None of us arrived unscathed and while we are all so fortunate we are also human. We hope, as we enable others to rise, that we can be supported to not only be at the top but happy and flourish so it can feel more comfortable.
— Jodie GillonPresident and CEO
The Right Fit: How to Identify and Approach the Right Investors – Hosted by Biolabs TODAY, November 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pmIt’s crucial to approach fundraising strategically and carefully consider funding sources in the context of milestones for your program. What type of funding and how much is best…Collaborative Connecticut TODAY, November 16, 4:00 – 6:00 pmCollaborative CT events bring together innovators and entrepreneurs from CEOs to students for purposeful collaboration and conversations.Join us at Via Gastrobar in…Negotiating Right-sized Deals and Building Strong Investor Relationships – Hosted by Biolabs Wednesday, November 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pmNegotiating deal terms and valuation is an important part of raising capital for life science startups. Learn how to evaluate different types of funding and partnership opportunities…2023 Year-end Planning for Employee Benefit Plans – Hosted by CLA Thursday, November 30, 12:00 – 1:00 pmAs 2023 comes to an end, current economic events have impacted all aspects of business — including employee benefit plans. Now, at year-end, we are looking at developments…The Ripple Effect of Drug Price Controls – Hosted by BioCT and WWFH Tuesday, December 5, 12:00 – 1:00 pmJoin us for a discussion on the federal policy landscape impacting the bioscience industry in Connecticut and across the country. We are convening a conversation to learn more…2024 Economic Outlook – Hosted by CLA Wednesday, December 6, 12:00 – 1:00 pmOur new 2024 CLA economic outlook provides key insights you can use to grow and protect your business — and your family. We will discuss our views across economy… BioCT’s 10th Annual Signature Holiday Event Monday, December 11, 5:00 – 7:00 pmWe are excited to be back at Alexion for our 10th Annual Holiday Party – the largest industry networking event in the state! Join the celebration and congratulate the 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year.Larger Than Life Science – Money Matters – Hosted by Biolabs Wednesday, December 13, 3:00 – 7:00 pmJoin us for a forward-looking exploration of the life sciences fundraising landscape with our expert panel as they delve into the current state of fundraising for startups.
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