Place Based Innovation: Biotech Startup Hub @ Tom Tom Festival

As part of the Tom Tom Festival’s “Place Based Innovation” series, this panel of biotech experts will examine how a biotechnology hub develops around a world-class research university like the University of Virginia. Charlottesville’s numerous biotechnology innovators are establishing start-ups in Charlottesville and one local firm has proposed redeveloping the historic Coca-Cola bottling plant on Preston Avenue into a bio-tech start-up hub. With a renewed focus on innovation at the University of Virginia, what does the future hold for biotechnology in our community?

Panelists include:

Mark Crowell, Executive Director of U.Va. Innovation and Associate Vice President for Research
Martin Chapman, CEO of Indoor Biotechnologies and head of the CityCampus Biotechnology Center
Uday Gupta, CEO of Global Cell Solutions
Nikki Hastings , Vice President, Laboratory Operations at HemoShear
Graham Anthony, CFO of Biovista

The panel will be held at The Gleason Building -(126 Garrett Street # D) on Wednesday, May 2 from 7pm to 10pm.
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