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Senior Executive Breakfast - The Future of National Funding Support to the Life Sciences Industry

Event Start Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:00 AM

Event End Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:00 AM

Event Locations

We are pleased to announce details of our next Senior Executive Breakfast taking place on Thursday 14 June 2018.  The event is kindly hosted by SyndicateRoom at their offices in Cambridge. 

The theme of discussions will be:

The future of national funding support to the Life Sciences industry – How to overcome the potential shortfall’

Our three expert speakers will share their insight into the current funding climate for SME’s within the life sciences industry, and look at the existing contribution made to UK companies by the European Investment Bank.

Is this funding structure due to change with the UK’s impending withdrawal from the European Union?

What role do crowdfunding platforms, private equity, patient capital and UK government grant funding play in stabilising the funding structure of future Life Sciences innovation?

Our speakers will look at the consequence of this change in the funding environment and consider who will meet the shortfall and what the future of funding may look like post-Brexit.

Keynotes will be followed by a round table discussion.


09.00    Registration, Breakfast & networking

09.30    Welcome by John Harris, CEO, OBN

09.35    Keynotes:

  • Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, Co-Founder and CEO, SyndicateRoom

  • Shawn Manning, Managing Director, Akesios Associates

  • Mathew Frohn, Partner, Longwall Venture Partners

10.20    Round table discussion between delegates and speakers

11.00    Wrap up and close


SyndicateRoom Head Office, the Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP


OBN’s Senior Executive events are open to C-level executives or similar, and places are filled on an ‘Apply to Attend’ basis.

 OBN Members - Free   |   Non-Members - £25.00+VAT

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