What does it take to save a life? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology
What does it take to save a life? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The Foundation works with partners to deliver proven tools – including vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics – as well as discover path-breaking new solutions that are affordable and reliable. Focus areas for investments center on infectious diseases including HIV, polio, TB, dengue and malaria, as well as diagnostics and health IT ideas that bring health interventions to those who need them most.
James Rosen, Gates Foundation Venture Capital Deputy Director for Program Related Investments, will be in attendance to provide an overview presentation on the Foundation\’s key areas of interest and best practices when applying for funding. The Gates Foundation has made $3.6 billion in grant payments in 2013 with a total of $31.6 billion in grant payments since its inception.
Jimmy will be on hand to meet with a handful of applicants one-on-one. To be considered for a one-on-one meeting complete the information required here.
10:30am | Registration and Networking
11:00am | Presentation and Q&A
11:45am | Networking Lunch
12:30-5:00pm | One-on-one Meetings*
*Companies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time and be approved. The application period ends May 11, 2015. APPLY HERE
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Participating Representative:
James Rosen | Venture Capital Deputy Director, Program Related Investments, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation read bio»
Presentation & Lunch
$25 | General Public
$35 | General Public Onsite
Includes presentation, Q&A, and lunch. All attendees must pay this fee, regardless of one-on-one meeting status. Registration to attend the presentation, Q&A, and lunch will remain open until June 10th or sold out.
FREE | Application
FREE | Accepted Companies
Companies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time. The one-on-one application period will close on May 11, 2015. Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified of acceptance by May 25, 2015. Acceptance of a one-on-one meeting is not guaranteed as all applications must be approved.
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Representative\’s Biography:
James Rosen | Venture Capital Deputy Director, Program Related Investments, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jimmy joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in February 2015 after spending the prior 10-years with Intersouth Partners. His team is responsible for venture capital investing to support programs of strategic importance to the foundation, with a special focus on biotechnology as it pertains to the foundation\’s Global Health efforts. Before joining Intersouth, Jimmy spent 15 years in clinical, research and financial positions in global health, health care and biotechnology.
Jimmy\’s experience includes research at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department of Community & Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and as a contractor for the National Cancer Institute. He also spent several years as an equity research analyst with Brean Murray & Co., covering biopharmaceuticals, genomics, generics, drug delivery and medical device companies. Prior to research, Jimmy spent five years in Emergency Medical Services as a mountain search & rescue and ambulance medic.
Jimmy holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill\’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business, where he was a Carolina Venture Fellow, and recipient of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Award for Excellence. He received his M.S.P.H. from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, where his thesis focused on the relationship between technology transfer in biotechnology and venture capital investment. In 2011, Jimmy was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship to study health care innovation in China, Singapore and Malaysia. He currently serves on the Dean\’s Advisory Council for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and is President-elect of its Public Health Foundation Board.
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About the Meet with… Series:
The purpose of the Meet with Series events sponsored by JLABS is to help start-up entrepreneurs, as well as the academic community, connect with potential partners, such as big pharma or other investment corporations, through one-on-one meetings. It is also a chance for the featured corporation to outline their specific business development goals and clarify what types of products or research they are interested in and how best to approach them to get the partnering process started. Past participants include the Wellcome Trust, MedImmune Ventures, NCI, Mercury Fund, Correlation Ventures, Breakout Labs, New Enterprise Associates, Thomas McNerney & Partners, NCATS, Poliwogg, and OrbiMed.
(Thursday) 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Louis D. Brandeis Conference Center