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Xcelerate @ Biotech Week Boston

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 @ 2:45 pm - Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ 5:45 pm

Xconomy’s Xcelerate at Biotech Week Boston features a curated series of spotlight keynotes from life science luminaries; a competition where startups pitch innovations to top-tier venture capitalists, pharma, and private equity investors; and admission into the festival’s extensive exhibit hall, networking events, and parties.

INSPIRATION. INNOVATION. CELEBRATION. COLLABORATION. There’s something for everyone at Xcelerate, and if you care about life sciences and the people and issues driving the future, then you won’t want to miss a moment . . .

THE VISIONARIES. Presented by Xconomy, Xcelerate features a curated series of spotlight keynotes from life science luminaries that will capture the attention of the entire festival. As life sciences, healthcare and drug development are undergoing unprecedented change, including the arrival of groundbreaking new treatments and the growing backlash against high drug prices, the keynote speakers will share insights on how their areas of life science and healthcare are adapting to all this change, and what other disruptive forces they see on the horizon.

THE STARTUPS. Sit in on an exclusive pitch competition, hosted by EBD and Xconomy Insight, where startups will pitch innovations to top-tier venture capitalists, pharma and private equity investors. You will hear the advice from experts to help lay the groundwork from launch to commercialization strategy.

THE EXHIBITS. Three days and over 160 exhibits. The Biotech Week Boston exhibits give you access to vendors and suppliers devoted to serving the biopharmaceutical industry, with several dedicated areas focusing on Cell and Gene Therapy, Microbiome Therapeutics and AI in Health. Meet the technical and business partners you need to achieve commercial success for your novel therapeutics, and network with attendees from all the scientific events taking place in the Hynes Convention Center.

THE NETWORKING. Not just one . . . but two parties where you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with clients, develop new networks, solidify existing partnerships and be part of the Boston biotech ecosystem! On Wednesday, join us for a cocktail reception and the Grand Opening of the Poster and Exhibit Hall. And on Thursday, don’t miss the Biotech Week Boston Festival Party at The Royale nightclub. This is the only event where you can kick back, and meet attendees from ALL of the official events that are part of Biotech Week Boston. Unwind, network in a fun atmosphere, and enjoy an evening of rock and roll, complete with a headline band.

For the full list of speakers and event information, visit the event site.


Wednesday, September 5
2:45pm – 3:30pm: Xcelerate Keynote: Robert Langer with Amy Schulman
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Xcelerate Startup Pitch Competition
5:00pm – 7:00pm: Exhibit Hall
5:00pm – 7:00pm: Grand Opening of the Poster & Exhibit Hall and Cocktail Reception

Thursday, September 6
3:30pm – 5:45pm: Xcelerate Keynotes: Alexis Borisy, Jerome Adams, Susan Hockfield, Elizabeth Nabel, and George Yancopoulos
9:45am – 5:45pm: Exhibit Hall
TBD – TBD: Biotech Week Boston Festival Party (location: The Royale)


Register today for the two-day event using the code AWIS for 10% off!
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.

Xcelerate @ Biotech Week Boston


Wednesday, September 5, 2018 @ 2:45 pm
Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ 5:45 pm


Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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