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About Biotech Idol: An Interactive Life Science Showcase

Now in its 3rd year, The Conference Forum’s New Paradigms event has become a leading voice for life science innovators and investors on alternative sources of capital, with perspectives from the most influential healthcare leaders. At New Paradigms on the afternoon of January 9, 2013 between 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm, privately-held life science companies have the opportunity, in a change to usual showcase format, to present directly to a panel of investors at Biotech Idol. At the end of each ten-minute presentation, the investors will share their feedback. The Investment Panels include leadership from Venture Capital, Corporate Venture, Pharmaceutical Business Development and Angels. Each panel will consist of five to six investors.

Benefits to Presenting Companies 

The Biotech Idol Interactive Showcase provides an opportunity for privately-held life science companies to build their profile, present to and obtain feedback and guidance from a cross section of investors, organize and conduct one-on-one  partner meetings, network with investors, and develop potential collaborations.

Who Should Present at Biotech Idol 

We welcome all private life science companies pre-IPO to request a presentation time slot in the following categories:

  • Small and large molecules
  • Platform companies
  • Technology and instrumentation companies
  • Personalized medicine
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Drug Delivery companies

Fees and Registration Information 

The fee for presenting companies covers access to all conference sessions, the pre-conference Biotech 101 workshop, luncheons and reception. You will get a speaker pass plus five guest passes for clients, potential clients or colleagues to attend the January 8th reception.  Also included is a company description and logo on the New Paradigms website and a quarter page profile with logo in the on-site conference brochure. All presenting companies will have their company logo on signage at the event.

Presenting companies will have access to the New Paradigms Meeting Tool to help facilitate one-on-one meetings as well as all day access to our semi-private meeting room. The meeting tool will be available two weeks prior to the conference.

Presentation Fee: $1,495

Conference Fee: $1,000

Total: $2,495

Exhibit Space

We have a limited number of table top exhibits on a first-come first-served basis for presenting interactive showcase companies for an additional fee of $550.

Contact and Reservation Information

Companies interested in presenting should contact Meredith Sands at or call 646 350 2586. Or you may click here to reserve your presentation slot now. Investors are invited to attend the interactive showcase at no charge, but must register in advance. Semi-private meeting space will be available for presenting companies.