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30Sep

2015 BioCap Conference

Location: Alderley Park Conference Centre, Cheshire


The fourth annual BioCap Conference, will bring together international investors, companies who are seeking finance and those who have a track record of raising finance.

BioCap is the only specialist life science investment and showcase conference in the North of England and is aimed at highlighting the wealth of life science investment opportunities.

We are delighted that George Freeman, Minister for Life Sciences will deliver a presentation by video, recorded specifically for the event and the morning session will feature the launch of the new Greater Manchester and Cheshire Life Science Fund.

The 2015 BioCap Conference is kindly sponsored by Manchester Science Partnerships.

The following Investors are already confirmed for this years event: Acceleris, Advent Venture Partners, Amadeus Capital Partners, AstraZeneca, Deepbridge Capital, EV Group, Finance Wales, Finance Yorkshire, Imperial Innovations, InnovateUK, IP Group, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Kreos Capital, Laidlaw & Company, London Stock Exchange, Midven, MVM Life Science Partners, Net Scientific, Northstar Ventures, Panmure Gordon, Parkwalk Advisors, Scottish Equity Partners, Sixth Element Capital, Spark Impact Ltd, Syndicate Room, Synergy Health, Takeda Ventures, UKTI VC Unit, Ventac Partners, Wellcome Trust, WG Partners, Xenos with more to follow.....

As part of the conference, we will also be hosting a ‘company pitching’ session. The pitching competition has now closed and the details of the companies who have been selected will be announced shortly.

Conference Programme

Time

Sessions

Speakers

08.30-09.00

Coffee & Registration

09.00-09.05

Welcome to the Conference

Rowena Burns, Manchester Science Partnerships

09.05-09.15

Keynote Address

George Freeman MP (Video)

09.15-10.30

Launch of the GM & Cheshire Life
Science Fund - Can early stage local
funds really impact the global life science industry?

Bill Enevoldson, GMCA
Chris Doherty, MSP
Caroline Simpson, Cheshire East Council
Clare Hayward, Cheshire & Warrington LEP
Graham Boulnois, B-V Life Sciences Ltd

10.30-11.00

Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

11.00-11.45

Company "Showcases"

Steve Little, Premaitha Health plc
Harry Singh, Biofortuna Ltd
Charles Blundell, C4X Discovery Holding

11.45-12.35

Company "Pitches"

Absynth Biologics
CellCap
Crystec Pharma
Inhalesome-C
N4 Pharma

12.35-13.45

Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

13.45-14.40

Company "Pitches"

Neotherix
PeptiGelDesign
Pronec
The Research Network
Vodus

14.40-15.30

Workshop 1: Raising Finance - IPO window is open

Neil Murray, Redx Pharma
Mark Fahy, London Stock Exchange
Paul Jones, Liberum
Alex Clarkson, Diagnostic Capital
Isabella Schidrich, NASDAQ

14.40-15.30

Workshop 2: Are you investment ready?

Lloyd Payne, Euprotec
Simon Graindorge, IP Group
Phil Roper, KPMG
Ceri Williams, Rate Setter
Andrew Kay, Blueberry Therapeutics

15.30-15.40

Changeover Break

15.40-16.30

Alternative funding sources & models

Richard Seabrook, Wellcome Trust
Mark Williams, Rate Setter
Gino Martini, Startup Funding Club
Aldo DeLeonibus, Inventya

16.30-16.40

Closing remarks

Delegate Prices
Premium Member: £100.00 + VAT
Member: £125.00 + VAT
Non-Member: £215.00 + VAT

Pre-Conference Dinner
This year we will be hosting an exclusive invitation-only pre-conference dinner at the Mereside Restaurant, Alderley Park on the evening of Tuesday 29th September.

Exhibition and Sponsorship
For details of the exhibition and sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Helen Williams on 07714 168020 or at helen.williams@bionow.co.uk.

Accommodation
Please find an extensive list of local accommodation options in the downloads section of this page. Remember to quote "The Alderley Park Conference Centre" when booking in order to obtain the best rate.

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