Greg B. Scott - President & Founder, ChinaBio® LLC
Stephen Lam, PhD, MBA - Senior Manager, Life Science/Biotech, Marketing & Admission, HKSTP
09:10 - 09:40
Introduction to the SEED Business Plan Competition
SEED - Scientists to Entrepreneurs, Education and Development, is a life sciences and healthcare business plan competition created to develop and foster a community of scientists, healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs and create a platform for commercialization of life sciences and healthcare innovation in China. Created by Roche, OrbiMed and McKinsey, SEED will provide aspiring entrepreneurs with coaching and feedback from the leading players in China’s investment community and healthcare industry. The top prize will be over RMB 300,000.
Stella Xu, PhD - Executive Director, Roche Global Pharma Partnering
09:40 - 10:30
From Bench to Market
Starting a company can appear to be a daunting challenge to most scientists, but the personal and financial rewards can be tremendous. SEED can help scientists take this first big step by providing a platform for emerging entrepreneurs to move their business concept from idea to reality. Specific examples of successful biotech companies will be given to illustrate how technology can move from the lab to the market.
Frank Grams, PhD - Executive Director, Roche Global Pharma Partnering
10:30 - 11:00
Break and Refreshments
11:00 - 11:45
From Scientists to Entrepreneur: A Real Story
How an academic researcher has transformed himself into the CEO of a large corporation.
Albert Yu, PhD - Chariman & CEO, Hai Kang Life Corporation Ltd.
11:45 - 12:30
How to “Quan” VCs’ Money
Sun Tzu said, “Know yourself and your enemy, and you will win 100% of the battles.”In the battle of winning financing from VCs, an entrepreneur needs to know the VCs he or she is dealing with.What do the VCs care about in the company and the financing?How to present your business to appear more attractive to the VCs?OrbiMed Asia’s Jonathan Wang will tell you his insider’s views to help you answer these questions.
Jonathan Wang, PhD, MBA - Senior Managing Director, OrbiMed Asia