WBBA Member Events Calendar || Also see the WBBA calendar of events
To inform and encourage investment in our entire life sciences community, we allow our members to post their life science events. WBBA members are invited to submit upcoming events for free by completing the online form.
March 2014 Events
April 2014 Events
May 2014 Events
June 2014 Events
October 2014 Events
Event Sponsor: UW C4C
Date of Event: March 07, 2014 | 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Location: All seminars are at the New Ventures Facility at Fluke Hall, 4000 Mason Road - Map
Brief Description: Expand your start-up expertise! Thinking about getting your work out of your lab or office and into the marketplace? Take the next step and join one of C4C New Ventures upcoming seminars led by local experts to learn more:
- March 7th, Crowd Funding | Christoper Voss
Event Sponsor: Wells Fargo Insurance and Flinn Ferguson
Date of Event: March 13, 2014 | 6:15 AM- 5:30 PM
Location: Crystal Mountain
Brief Description: Please join us for a day of skiing at Crystal Mountain. Transportation and apres ski gathering at the Snorting Elk brought to you by Wells Fargo Insurance and Flinn Ferguson. RSVP today to reserve your seat on the bus. Space is Limited.
Event Sponsor: Keiretsu Forum Northwest
Date of Event: March 18, 2014 | 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Location: Keiretsu Fourm, 2815 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Brief Description: Four days of hands-on, in-depth training that gives you all the strategies, tactics, and details on raising angel funding:
March 18 – Ramping Up Your Startup
Covers CEO roles and responsibilities, the best strategies for forming your company and compensating team members, and the practicalities of managing your accounting and finance.
March 25 – Building Business Momentum
Expands your knowledge about marketing strategies, growing sales, and protecting intellectual property (a key issue for investors).
April 1 – Preparing for Funding
An in-depth look at what investors really want to see in a deal, including valuation, term sheet, and exit strategy.
April 8 – Funding Quest™ Workshop
A one-day intensive about the process of raising angel funding, including tips on finding investors and how to close the deal.
Register Today! WBBA members can receive a 20% discount. Use promo code “WBBA”.
The Augmented Self- From Gucci to Google: Wearable technology
Event Sponsor: Enterprise Forum Northwest
Date of Event: March 19, 2014 | 5:30-8:15 PM
Location: Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave, Seattle
Brief Description: Wearable technology is touching all aspects of fashion and function as computing integrates with the human body. We’ll touch on the design aspects critical for mass consumer adoption. We’ll look at the possibilities of improving health care delivery using new technologies like Google Glass. Our panel will also explore issues of usability that arise as new human-computing interfaces are developed.
Event Sponsor: University of Washington Biotechnology
Date of Event: March 21, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Location: William H. Foege Building South Auditorium (Room S060) | UW campus
Brief Description: We are in the early stages of a historic shift in medical technology innovation in which global developing economies are playing a critical role. The markets for medical technologies are expanding much more rapidly in the BRIC countries than in the West, particularly China and India. The dynamics of these markets are spawning new technologies with a much lower cost profile than in the U.S. or Europe. At the same time, in America we have entered a "perfect storm" for medical technology innovation with increased regulatory barriers, uncertain reimbursement reform, and diminished venture funding combining to slow the rate of new technology introduction here. One positive outcome for America is the potential for a "virtuous cycle" of low-cost innovation -- that is, more affordable technologies developed for markets abroad will enter the U.S. market... which in turn will help force a new emphasis on cost effectiveness for products developed here. We will discuss the implications for training the next generation of medical technology innovators.
Event Sponsor: NW Center Continuing Education | University of Washington
Date of Event: March 25, 2014 | Day-Long Course
Location: King Street Center, 8th Floor Conference Center | 201 South Jackson Street, Seattle
Brief Description: The "green" economy with its emphasis on sustainable practices for pollution prevention has brought new responsibilities to lab managers, industrial hygienists, safety engineers, hazardous waste managers, and other environmental health and safety professionals. The UW DEOHS Continuing Education Programs is offering a one-day professional development course on best green practices for laboratories.
Event Sponsor: Institute for Systems Biology
Date of Event: April 13 & 14, 2014 | Day-Long Symposium
Location: University of Washington | June 16 will be a pre-conference day for lab tours, demonstrations and a public lecture in the evening at Kane Hall | June 17 University of Washington Tower (4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105); Reception to Burke Museum
Brief Description: Join a distinguished group of researchers and experts in Seattle for Institute for Systems Biology’s (ISB) 13th Annual Symposium, a two-day dialogue about cancers and how using a systems approach can help decipher some of its complexities. The Symposium will take place on April 13-14, 2014, at ISB’s state-of-the-art facilities in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. We welcome all who are interested in hearing from cancer researchers from institutions such as Oregon Health and Science University, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, Stanford, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, University of California, Santa Cruz, Institute for Systems Biology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and more.
Event Sponsor: MOZ (formerly SEOmoz)
Date of Event: May 5-19, 2014 | Day-Long
Location: 401 Terry Avenue North, Seattle
Brief Description: HRCI approved class for 15 (general) credits: “Train the Evaluator: Office Ergonomic Screens©” May 5th, 12th, & 19th, 2014 (all 3 dates must be attended to receive certificate). You’ll learn how to conduct office ergonomic interventions to improve employee comfort & productivity, prevent workers compensation claims, and make smarter equipment purchases for your organization. Human Resources, Safety, IT, or any professional welcome! For more information: Contact: Deborah Read, ErgoGirl@ErgoFitConsulting.com 206-938-3294
Event Sponsor: University of Washington | Allen Institute for Brain Science | Northwest NeuroNeighborhood | Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering | Oregon Health & Science University
Date of Event: June 17 & 18, 2014 | Day-Long
Location: 401 Terry Avenue North, Seattle
Brief Description: Thought leaders in research, engineering, industry, and clinical domains will explore how the intersection of neurotechnology innovations in neuromodulation, brain mapping, neuroimaging, big data analytics, and brain computer interfaces will transform our understanding of neural systems and enable life-changing medical treatments. Meeting attendees will learn the state of the art, present and discuss their work, and interact with neurotechnology leaders in a small conference setting. Participants will gain valuable new contacts, insights, and collaboration opportunities and learn about the world-class researchers and facilities available in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more and Register Today!
Event Sponsor: University of Washington Department of Biostatistics
Date of Event: June-July, 2014 | Day-Long
Location: Seattle | Switzerland
Brief Description: The Summer Institutes consist of a series of short workshops conducted by experts in the subject fields and designed to introduce participants to modern issues and challenges in biostatistics, genetics, infectious diseases, epidemiology and clinical trials. Prerequisites are minimal, and the modular nature of the Institutes enables participants to design a program best suited to their backgrounds and interests. Individuals attending the Institute will receive certificates of course completion in recognition of their participation. Online registration for SISG 2014, SISMID 2014 and SISCR 2014 is now open. You can find information about each Institute's Schedule, Modules, Instructors and Registration on their respective websites below:
June 23-27: Summer Institute in Statistics for Clinical Research | University of Washington, Seattle,
July 7-25: Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics | University of Washington, Seattle
July 7-23: Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases | University of Washington, Seattle
August 26- September 10: SISG: Lausanne 2014 | University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Event Sponsor: Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle | Northwest Energy Angels | Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association | Washington State China Relations Council
Date of Event: October 10-18
Location: Beijing, Shanghai
Brief Description: Did you know?
- By 2020, China’s healthcare financing is set to triple reaching $1 trillion annually. Second only to the US in healthcare spending.
- With government-backed support, 50% of all Chinese hospitals are aggressively replacing their outdated medical equipment, and changing them out for high quality imports
- Multi-billion dollar VC firm Hony Capital’s CEO John Zhao, “sees tremendous potential” in foreign medical device manufacturers
- In 2013, Seattle start-up Kona Medical received $10M investment from China VC Morning Side group
- US owned healthcare service company United Family Health (Chindex) received $100M government funding for expansion plans
Intrigued and want to learn more? Come and join us! Register Today!
Back to Top