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Jan
23
Seminar

Biotech Fireside Chat with Dr. Steve Sun, cofounder and executive chairman of GENEWIZ

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM
Seminar Room, Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs

Cofounder and Executive Chairman Dr. Steve Sun grew GENEWIZ, a leading global genomics service provider, from a two-person biotech startup to an international operation employing more than 1,000 people across 12 facilities around the world. GENEWIZ was acquired in September for $450 million.

Sun will share his GENEWIZ story, followed by a Q&A.

This is a collaborative event by the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT) and Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs. For more information on CCIT, please contact Lenzie Harcum. For more information on Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs, please contact Nishta Rao.

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Dec
06
Seminar

Startup Funding Series: Trends in Tech Investing

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM
Seminar Room, Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs

Geoff Yang, cofounder of Redpoint Ventures and founder and principal of LaneOne, will discuss trends in tech investing. 

Yang has backed companies since their founding including, Arista, Ask.com, Bluefin, Calix, Efficient Frontier, Foundry Networks, Excite, Juniper Networks, Machinima, MySpace, and TiVo. He currently serves on the boards of Redpoint portfolio companies Electric Imp, Scribd, TasteMade, and Victorious; as well as AT&T, Esquel Group, and Franklin Resources (Franklin Templeton Funds). 

Currently chair of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council Alumni Advisory Board, Yang has served as director of the National Venture Capital Association, president of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists, and a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee for the United States. He has also served as a member of the Advisory Council for the Stanford Graduate School of Business, chairman of the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund, 

He holds a BSE in engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University.

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Nov
30
Seminar

Lunch & Learn with ChemoMetec

12:30 PM — 1:30 PM
Kilimanjaro, Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs

Join us for a lunch presentation on precise methods in cell counting courtesy of ChemoMetec A/S. Learn about how easy it is to count cells on the NucleoCounter NC-200 and how it can help you standardize cell counting as your company grows.

This is a residents only event. 

Nov
28
Celebration

2018 Princeton Chamber of Commerce Business Leadership Awards Gala

5:30 PM — 9:00 PM
Tournament Players Club Jasna Polana
4519 Province Line Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

On Wednesday, November 28, Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs will be awarded the "Innovator of the Year" award by the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce at its 2018 Annual Business Leadership Awards Gala.

Nov
15
Conference

2018 Regional Academic Drug Discovery Conference

8:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
160 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Program Includes:

• Keynote by Dr. Donald C. Lo, NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences 
• Case studies by Dr. Troy Messick, Wistar Institute, and Dr. Scott Kachlany, Rutgers University
• Dr. Bob DeVita Mount Sinai School of Medicine
• Dr. Krishnan Viswandham, vice president, BD & Global Alliances, Celgene Corporation
• Poster session
• Networking opportunities

Presented by the New Jersey Academic Drug Discovery Consortium.

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Nov
15
Seminar

Startup Funding Series: Impact Investors and Other Non-traditional Startup Funding Sources

5:30 PM — 8:00 PM
Seminar Room, Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs

Mike Wiley, vice president at New Jersey Health Foundation & Foundation Venture Capital Group, will discuss his organization’s impact investing funding model. He will also cover other impact-oriented investment models and sources of capital that entrepreneurs may want to consider to support the development and growth of their startups.

This is the first in a series on venture funding presented by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council.

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Nov
13
Celebration

New Jersey BioBreak Networking Happy Hour

5:30 PM — 7:30 PM
Seminar Room, Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs

New Jersey BioBreak is an invite-only group that holds regular networking events for life science executives. Their 1,200 active members share a common desire in building the New Jersey region into a thriving innovation hub. Their membership is a blend of pharmaceutical executives, entrepreneurs, academic researchers, and investors.

Attendance is free of charge for registered BioBreak members. There will be light appetizers and an open bar for each person who RSVPs prior to the event. 

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Oct
10
Seminar

Insights into Immuno-Oncology: Fighting Cancer from Within

4:30 PM — 6:30 PM

A Science Panel Presented by BioLabs@CIC Philadelphia

Immunotherapy, or harnessing the body’s immune system to eliminate or slow the spread of disease, has the potential to upend conventional approaches for treating patients. Early results show improved outcomes and survival rates for people with certain types of cancers, leading to hopes that new drugs working in concert with the immune system may ultimately replace radiation and chemotherapy.

The panel will give their views on the promise of immuno-oncology, focusing on therapies and technologies now emerging from research labs.

Featured speakers include: 

• Peter Melley, director, New Ventures, University City Science Center (moderator)
• Dora Mitchell, PhD, vice president, operations, Carisma Therapeutics
• Dr. Ken Hance, senior director and head of immune biology, Immuno-Oncology and Combinations Discovery Performance Unit (IOC DPU), GlaxoSmithKline
• Matthew Cohen, principal, Osage University Partners
• Melina Blees, site director, BioLabs@CIC Philadelphia

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so be sure to register now. 

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Sep
27
Seminar

Lunch & Learn with BioNJ

12:00 PM — 1:30 PM
Everest Conference Room, Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs

 

BioNJ, the life sciences trade association for New Jersey, is offering a complimentary, one-year membership to resident life sciences companies in the Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs. The lunch & learn will offer an opportunity to learn about membership benefits associated with BioNJ, including cost savings programs, networking, along with access to talent and educational development programs.

This is a “Residents Only” event.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sep
25
Seminar

3D Printing Demonstration

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Front Common Lab, Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs

Join BioSapien for a 3D printing demonstration. Samples limited to one per company.

This is a “Residents Only” event. 

 


Sep
17
Seminar

TechLaunch BullPen #10

4:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Seminar Room, Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs

TechLaunch is shaking things up with a new, open/participatory model to replace the traditional investor pitch in which the startup is sequestered after pitching so that the panel can debate the merits of investing, behind closed doors. Instead, everything and everybody stays in the room. This way, all attendees will benefit from:

  • Networking with other entrepreneurs & investors
  • Hear live feedback to presenting startups
  • Witnessing a mentored and vetted investor pitch
  • Participating in the interaction between startups & investors

This is a rare opportunity for our community to not only witness what goes into a real entrepreneur pitch-to-investor event but to actually be active participants with the ability to shape the outcome of the pitch itself!

Winner gets $20,000 of valuable professional services.

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Jun
18
Seminar

Mintz Levin - "Intellectual Property - What It Is And Why It's Important"

5:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs
303A College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540

A presentation on Intellectual Property for emerging companies.

Muriel Liberto and Sean Grygiel from Mintz Levin will discuss all aspects of intellectual property including trademark, copyright, patents, and trade secrets and how IP can be a valuable business asset when developed early with a business focused strategy.

Program:

5:00 - 6:00pm — Check-in, Hors D'Oeuvres, Networking
6:00 - 7:00pm — Presentation and Discussion
7:00 - 7:45pm — Networking

Please register to let us know you are coming.

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May
17
Celebration

Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs Ribbon Cutting

12:00 PM — 3:00 PM
Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs
303A College Road East, Princeton NJ

Princeton University and BioLabs are pleased to announce the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception at Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs

We look forward to developing an inclusive technology and life science startup ecosystem in central New Jersey.

Ribbon Cutting at 1:00 pm

 

 

May
03
Conference

Eighth Annual BioPartnering Conference

8:00 AM — 4:30 PM
The Palace at Somerset Park
333 Davidson Ave, Somerset NJ

BioNJ’s Eighth Annual BioPartnering Conference will take place at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New Jersey on Thursday, May 3rd.

The conference, which is developed in partnership with J.P. Morgan, brings more than 300 regional biopharmaceutical executives, investors, academic collaborators and business development professionals for a day of networking, 1-1 partnering meetings, company presentations, exhibits and plenary sessions.


Details & Registration
Mar
18
Seminar

The Innovation Accelerator Challenge!

12:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you want to change the world?

An exclusive preview of our NASA Collaborative National Event Series for 52 Ambitious Princeton Area HS Students.

A unique learning experience by Fizzee Labs:

- Complete in a game that builds your Innovation IQ
- Learn how successful entrepreneurs think and activate

Grand Prize:

13 Competitors will earn a spot in the NJ statement Tournament

Check In: 12:30pm

Keynote Begins: 1pm

Keynote Speaker: Greg Olsen is an American scientist and entrepreneur, space tourist, and Princeton University Entrepreneur in Residence.

RSVP by March 11
Feb
08
Seminar

State Funding for Startups - It Really Does Exist!

12:00 PM — 1:30 PM
Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs
303 College Road East, Suite A, Princeton NJ

“How to get Funded” Series

Bert Marchio – Edge Therapeutics’ Chief Accounting Officer – talks about how they used state funding programs to grow Edge Therapeutics from startup to IPO.
Kamran Hashmi – NJ EDA – talks about the different state funding programs and what might be right for your company.

Details
Feb
01
Celebration

BioNJ’s Annual Dinner Meeting & Innovation Celebration

4:30 PM — 9:30 PM

BioNJ’s Annual Dinner Meeting & Innovation Celebration, which is also the group's 25th anniversary, will take place on February 1, 2018.


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Jan
30
Seminar

Princeton Tech Meetup #58 Blockchain and Healthcare

6:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs
303 College Road East, Suite A, Princeton NJ

Panel
Edward Bukstel - CEO, Clinical Blockchain
Soraya Ghebleh - Attorney - Hogan Lovells
Evin McMullen - Product Lead, Linnia / ConsenSys
Michael Sena - Product Head, uPort

Moderator
Ramesh Babu - Practice Head - FS Analytics and Blockchain, Wipro

Details & RSVP
Jan
29
Media

Princeton University, Biolabs Offer Media Tour of New Princeton Innovation Center Biolabs

11:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Princeton Innovation Center Biolabs
303 College Road East, Suite A, Princeton NJ

Please join us for a media tour of the Princeton Innovation Center Biolabs, the newest effort by Princeton University to promote innovation and to support and grow the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. This preview will include presentations by Johannes Fruehauf, Co-Founder and CEO of Biolabs, and Paul LaMarche, Vice Provost, Space Programming and Facilities at Princeton University, and Chairman of the Princeton Innovation Center, LLC.

The Princeton Innovation Center Biolabs, operated by Biolabs (headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts) provides co-working spaces specifically designed to meet the needs of the highest-potential science startups. The Center is available to companies formed by faculty, students and alumni, as well as by members of the wider New Jersey community. Located at Princeton Forrestal Center, the 31,000-square foot incubator offers a variety of shared space such as wet labs for chemical, biological and pharmaceutical development and dry lab space for engineering development, as well as shared office and desk space for resident companies and related ventures. The Center, which opened this month, is equipped with a broad array of premium scientific equipment and will offer additional services and amenities for resident companies.

The newly renovated space is strategically designed to promote collaboration and help startups go further and faster on limited investment capital, enabling a potentially shorter path from proof-of-concept to commercialization. Princeton Innovation Center Biolabs will also host regular educational programming and community networking events. There is ample free parking available.

Media Contacts
Princeton: Michael Hotchkiss, mh14@princeton.edu
Biolabs: Caroline Grossman caroline@biolabs.io

Please RSVP by noon Wednesday, Jan 24th, to Michael Hotchkiss:

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Jan
22
Seminar

Health 2.0 Diversifying Digital Health

6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Health 2.0's Diversifying Digital Health event will take place at The Farm in Soho, New York, NY on January 22, 2018.

Join this event to dig into the topic of diversity in the digital health space. The goal of this meet-up is to foster an honest and frank discussion about how we can create diverse workplaces and develop inclusive technology for the people we serve.

Details & RSVP
Jan
12
Conference

NJSBDC Small Business Pitch for Contracts & Capital Expo

8:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Rutgers Newark, Ackerson Hall
3rd Floor, 180 University Ave, Newark, NJ

The 2018 Small Business Contracts & Capital Sourcing Expo is taking place at Rutgers, Newark, NJ on January 12, 2018 from 8:00am - 1:00pm.

This is a business-to-business-to-consumer networking event. Entrepreneurs and small businesses are given an opportunity to market, promote and sell their products or services to a diverse audience. The Expo is a great way to increase sales and directly market to consumers.

Details
Dec
14
Conference

PTM Holiday Networking Event

6:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Princeton Public Library, Community Room
65 Witherspoon St, 1st Floor, Princeton, NJ

There will be a Holiday Networking Event hosted by Princeton Tech Meetup on December 14, 2017 from 6:30pm - 8:45pm at the Princeton Public Library (Community Room - 1st Floor).

There will be expanded food and refreshments, and most of the floor will be open for networking. Around the perimeter of the room, we will have booths set up for sponsors and selected members to demo their products and services.

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Dec
13
Seminar

NJEN Company Valuations From an Entrepreneur and an Investors Viewpoint

5:00 PM — 8:00 PM

New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network's Company Valuations From An Entrepreneurs And An Investors Viewpoint will take place at TigerLabs, 232 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ on December 13 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

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News

A Conversation with Blackwell Cofounder Niko Fotopoulos

A Conversation with Blackwell Cofounder Niko Fotopoulos

26
Sep
Wright Seneres, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council’s social media and marketing specialist, sat down with Niko Fotopoulos, a second-year Princeton ..
First Princeton University Spinout Company Joins Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs

First Princeton University Spinout Company Joins Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs

14
Sep
HIT Nano Inc., a company founded in 2018 by Dr. Yiguang Ju, Princeton University’s Robert Porter Patterson Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace E ..
New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman’s Staff Tour Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs

New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman’s Staff Tour Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs

10
Aug
The tour also included staff from Princeton University and the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council.  ..
Bio fueled: N.J. biotech startup sector is growing; so is demand for incubator space to house them

Bio fueled: N.J. biotech startup sector is growing; so is demand for incubator space to house them

01
Aug
“Even before scissor met ribbon at the Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs, companies were lining up to get into the brand-new incubator space.  ..
Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs Welcomes Governor Murphy

Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs Welcomes Governor Murphy

26
Jul
—two new programs will help grow New Jersey’s innovation economy— Governor Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday, July 25, two initi ..
‘Dynamic incubator space’ for science-based innovation formally opens

‘Dynamic incubator space’ for science-based innovation formally opens

18
May
“With a ribbon-cutting, speeches and tour of its extensive laboratory space, the formal opening of the new high-tech Princeton Innovation Center B ..
Princeton Celebrates Invention & Entrepreneurship

Princeton Celebrates Invention & Entrepreneurship

10
Nov
The Princeton community gathered to "honor faculty members and their teams who are creating technologies with the potential to benefit society" in ..