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Join us Thursday, November 20, 2014 as featured panelists Thomas Osha, Managing Director of Innovation and Economic Development for Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty company, Sam Fiorello, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President- Administration, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and President- BRDG Park, Donn Rubin, President and CEO BioSTL, and David Smoller, General Partner Cultivation Capital Life Science Fund, Chief Business Officer Horizon Discovery, as they discuss the infrastructure a region needs to support a successful start-up community, how St. Louis compares to other regions, and how local businesses, institutions, and individuals can help to advance business innovation in our region.
St. Louis is quickly emerging as a national and international innovation center where new businesses and companies in plant science and biotechnology thrive in a strong entrepreneurial and investment ecosystem. More than 700 plant and life science companies provide nearly 15,000 jobs in St. Louis and 274 of those companies are startups.
Through homegrown, national and international enterprises, these organizations are growing the region by attracting critically important 21st–century industries and creating new employment and economic opportunities for area residents. Since 2002, $1 billion has been invested in plant and life sciences in St. Louis from more than 100 venture capital firms as well as private, industry and government sources.
The reception will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Danforth Center's lower atrium with the program to follow at 6:00 p.m. in the AT&T Auditorium. Reservations are required but complimentary; seating is limited. To reserve your seat call (314) 587-1070 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or register on-line at www.danforthcenter.org/events.
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About the Speakers:
Thomas Osha, Managing Director of Innovation and Economic Development,
Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty company
Sam Fiorello, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President- Administration,
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
and President, BRDG Park
Donn Rubin, President and CEO, BioSTL
David Smoller, General Partner, Cultivation Capital Life Science Fund and
Chief Business Officer, Horizon Discovery
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