BIO provides several opportunities for small companies and start-ups to attend at discounted rates (or even for free!), gain additional visibility from influential biopharma investors, and secure dedicated partnering spaces at BIO 2018 in Boston. We encourage you to learn about and participate in the various programs that are available:
The Start-Up Stadium was designed to provide start-up companies with the opportunity to engage key members of the investment community, venture philanthropy groups, and BIO attendees. This area in the BIO Exhibition provides an exciting and interactive experience where investors provide live feedback and judge 7 minute pitches presented by start-up biotech companies. To participate as a start-up, companies must meet certain criteria to apply. If accepted, in addition to their opportunity to make their pitch before a panel of presenters, Start-up Stadium companies also receive a partnering registration for a large price reduction.
We are accepting applications now through April 6. View more information on Start-up Stadium.
For companies participating in BIO One-on-One Partnering, purchasing a Company Presentation slot is a great way to increase your visibility. In fact, company presenters tend to receive double the number of partnering meeting requests than non-presenters, and schedule twice as many meetings than non-presenting companies. Presenting companies are also spotlighted in BIO's marketing materials leading up to the event, as well as onsite.
Partnering registration is required to apply for a slot. If selected, Presenting Companies must purchase (in addition to their registration) the presentation fee which is $1,280 for BIO members and $1,600 for non-members. Learn more here.
Buzz of BIO
Companies can also enter the Buzz of BIO competition this week to win a FREE Company Presentation and partnering registration. Companies are nominated, BIO posts the 40+ finalists, and asks the industry to vote for their favorite innovative companies in two categories. Learn more here.
Companies participating in the BIO Innovation Zone have received SBIR Phase II grant/s, which provide up to $1 million dollars or more in funding to engage in R&D that has the potential for commercialization. Companies exhibiting in this area have dedicated exhibit space and the ability to access BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ system. If you are interested in exhibiting in the Innovation Zone, please contact Melissa Arndorfer at firstname.lastname@example.org.