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Indiana’s life sciences ecosystem is robust and poised for continued growth. The future of the industry is heavily dependent on building upon past successes of spin outs and startups, empowering and nurturing entrepreneurs.

In the next Frameworx session, BioCrossroads together with partners from 16 Tech, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute and the Innovation Offices of Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame will share the strategy for doing just that – using a unique and proven mentoring model from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Venture Mentoring Service (MIT VMS) to empower entrepreneurs in the life sciences community.

In this session, we’ll hear from some of the members of the core team of founding partners who were recently trained at MIT VMS and are already mentoring rising stars in Indiana. Dr. Vanessa Barth, Lilly Loaned Executive, Chief Scientific Officer for BioCrossroads, will introduce the program followed by two panel discussions:

Panel with core team founding partners moderated by Dr. Andrew Dahlem, Senior Research Professor, IU School of Medicine:

  • Dr. Jay McGill, Chief Operations Officer, Indiana BioSciences Research Institute
  • Diana Caldwell, Chief Executive Officer, Amplified Sciences LLC
  • Bob Coy, President & CEO, 16 Tech
  • Jason Whitney, Associate Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, IU Ventures
  • James Thompson, Associate Vice President for Innovation, Executive Director of Commercialization Engine Team, University of Notre Dame

Panel conversation with mentees, moderated by Diana Caldwell.

Networking for this Frameworx will take place between 8-8:30 a.m. and following the presentations 9:30-10:00 a.m.

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