DURHAM, N.C. (PRWEB)
December 05, 2017
LaunchBio, Inc., a national nonprofit dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs with knowledge, capital and talent across the nation’s leading life science hubs, today announced “Larger Than Life Science”, a monthly event open to everyone interested in building a strong support network for North Carolina’s life science and healthcare innovators. The event will be held in the atrium level of the newly renovated Chesterfield Building in downtown Durham, NC, from 4-7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, starting January 4, 2018.
Larger Than Life Science will offer multiple featured programs during each gathering, so participants can choose from a selection of practical workshops, industry partnering sessions, networking, meetings with investors, panel discussions, office hours, and some fun activities. The monthly programs will draw on LaunchBio’s network of national resources, as well as partnerships with local entrepreneurial support organizations. Larger Than Life Science will serve up refreshments from local breweries, and introduce companies and organizations that are contributing to make our community a great place to live and work.
“We hope that everyone who comes to Larger Than Life Science – entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, techies, pharma partners, executives in transition, service providers, support organizations and the simply curious – will leave with some new friends and the fuel for their next big breakthrough,” said Joan Siefert Rose, LaunchBio CEO. “We chose the name to show that we’re thinking big about including a broad range of people to support our life science and healthcare innovators. We want to create the environment for surprising, unconventional conversations.”
Rose said that The Chesterfield Building, at 701 W. Main Street in Durham, offers a unique setting for the monthly gatherings. “The building was the factory where Liggett & Myers manufactured Chesterfield cigarettes for more than 50 years,” she said. “Now the landmark building has been completely renovated to create a research and development hub, including the BioLabs North Carolina co-working space, our partner organization. What better place to show the transformation of our region’s economy, and demonstrate the…