The conference, held during Global Entrepreneurship Week, will be followed by two events on November 18 at the Joy Theater: the 2015 Louisiana University Technology Showcase and the fourth annual BioChallenge pitch competition.
The conference will feature life science and technology commercialization experts, keynote speakers with experience in biotechnology startup development, and more than 20 speakers from across the country. Topics will range from intellectual property protections and finding startup funding to innovation in hospitals and building strategic partnerships.
Keynote speakers include Thomas Luby, Senior Director of New Ventures at Johnson & Johnson Innovation in Boston and Jon Schull, Rochester Institute of Technology research scientist and founder of e-NABLE.
“These speakers will discuss new ventures and advances in medicine from diverse perspectives—from within the pharmaceutical industry and through newer arenas like open-source innovation sharing,” explains NOBIC.
Other speakers and panelists at the conference will be from JLAB, Mercury Fund, the Houston Angel Network, Team Gleason, and LCMC Health, PPD.