Utah’s Premier Event for Investment in the Life Sciences Industry
The 2022 Wilson Sonsini Entrepreneur and Investor Life Sciences Summit (E&I Summit), presented by BioUtah, BioHive and the PIVOT Center attracted a record setting 300+ registrants along with an impressive line-up of distinguished speakers, national and local investors and numerous Utah life sciences startups.
Now in its 7th year, the E&I Summit (our first since COVID-19) continued its tradition of bringing together Utah’s life sciences leaders, entrepreneurs and the investor community. The “buzz” around our growing and vibrant BioHive was louder than ever!
The conference featured notable keynote speakers, including Jake Manoukian, Head of Investment Strategy for JP Morgan who shared his insights on market trends and life sciences investment, and Matt Vassar, Core Lecturer at Stanford University who provided a thought- provoking address on “Telling Your Story.”
Six companies through a competitive selection process advanced to the every popular Pitch Track session. Our first place winner Eliksa Therapeutics and Curavit Clinical Research are highlighted below, but all deserve a big round of applause.
Entrepreneurs explored federal non-dilutive funding options with one-on-one meetings with the Utah Innovation Center and G2G Consulting – a DC-based firm that tracks agency-wide federal grants.
Our lunch program was dedicated entirely to networking, so attendees, speakers and investors could make connections and learn more about each other.
We showcased a number of rising Utah companies while our targeted tracks offered an array of industry experts, mentors and life sciences professionals who topics such as raising capital and corporate governance.
We wrapped up the E&I Summit with a fun day at Deer Valley. Ski enthusiasts shredded the mountain while others joined us for a fabulous lunch slopeside – more than 70 total guests! It was a great way to continue conversations started at the Summit.
The E&I Summit is the go-to conference for Utah’s life sciences entrepreneurs and investors are taking notice.
We hope to see you next year!
March 9, 2022
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cleone Peterson Alumni House
University of Utah
155 Central Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
March 10, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Skiing)
12:00 - 1:30 pm (Luncheon)
Deer Valley Resort
Park City, UT
Discount lift tickets are available for $170 (~$40 off regular price), which includes lunch at Stein Eriksen lodge. You may also join for lunch only (free). Discount tickets must be purchased by March 6. More info »
One-on-One Appointments with Non-dilutive Funding Experts
As part of the E&I Summit, Bioutah is proud to offer one-on-one meetings with representatives of Utah Innovation Center that facilitates SBIR grants as well as representatives of G2G Consulting. Twenty minute appointments are available at the Summit on March 9. A limited number of appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
G2G CONSULTING – ACCESS NON-DILUTIVE FUNDING
G2G Consulting is a Washington D.C. based government affairs firm that specializes in identifying funding opportunities for life sciences companies. They have raised over $322M for clients since 2007. Meet with the founder and CEO, Liz Powell, who has 20+ years of experience to learn whether there are grants available from the federal government that may fit your needs and answer any questions on how to navigate government to grow your business.
G2G provides a monthly Grants Report and Webinars on government funding the 3rd Friday of each month – register here.
Liz Powell, CEO
Utah Innovation Center
The Utah Innovation Center, housed within the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, provides a one-stop solution for Utah startups and emerging companies working in technology innovation. The Center offers free consultations, training, and proposal assistance to help Utah companies succeed in winning non-dilutive funding dedicated to research and development through the $4B federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.