Event Reports

Biotech Expo and Conference 2016

Sophia Peng - Thursday, February 25, 2016

Cody Lo, Feb 25, 2016.  READ MORE

Building Biotech 2015

Sophia Peng - Monday, September 28, 2015

Cody Lo, Sept 28, 2015.  READ MORE

Real life lessons from a serial entrepreneur

Leo Chen - Friday, November 07, 2014

SBN Venture Ready Program concluded with our last workshop - “Customer Discovery” led by Peter Hudson. Peter is a serial entrepreneur and his recent endeavor is an app called “Bitlit”. The workshop was very interactive and provided some great insights into different aspects of start-ups. In case you missed it, here is a summary of key concepts discussed in this workshop. This is my personal reflection on my learning experiences from this workshop.  READ MORE

Patents and Intellectual Property (IP) Rights- an important milestone towards your biotech venture

Leo Chen - Thursday, October 16, 2014

SBN Venture Ready Program kicked off last night with our first workshop - “Contracts and Intellectual Property”, led by Mark Pidkowich from Smart & Biggar / Fetherstonhaugh & Co. Mark initiated insightful discussions on the topics such as patents, freedom to operate and contract negotiations.  READ MORE

Building Biotech in BC - What it really takes to be a successful entrepreneur?

Leo Chen - Thursday, October 02, 2014

Vancouver is a thriving, booming community for biotechnology sector. As our expert panelists put it at our “Building Biotech: Entrepreneurship in Canadian Bioeconomy” event, there is no better place than Vancouver to start a business if you have an idea! At this event, we had a chance to connect with industry mentors, biotech leaders, entrepreneurs and students under the same roof. We are excited about the sense of community that we have in Vancouver. There were few key themes brought up by our panel. By no means, this list is complete, but I think these are important life lessons.  READ MORE

Developing Drugs for Developing Countries

Leo Chen - Monday, March 05, 2012

As part of SBN’s Exploring Biotech Series and UBC’s Celebrate Research Week, Developing Drugs for Developing Countries featured four amazing speakers who walked audience members through the process of moving biotechnology advances in global health, specifically, in the area of neglected diseases. The neglected diseases are a group of tropical infections endemic in low-income populations in developing regions of Africa, Asia, and the Americas.  READ MORE

Popovich Inspires with Expo Keynote

Leo Chen - Monday, March 05, 2012

Brad Popovich, Genome BC’s Chief Scientific Officer, delivered an inspiring speech to delegates of SBN’s 8thAnnual Biotech Expo and Conference on Tuesday February 28th, 2012.   READ MORE


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