While the economy may not be as robust as it has in recent years, there certainly was no sign of that at today’s Opening Luncheon. Jim Greenwood, our President & CEO welcomed attendees to the inaugural BIO National Venture Conference and cited these impressive stats:
140 top-level (VP and higher) venture capitalists – including 4 international investors – representing 90 firms from 16 states
61 companies from 13 states and 2 countries
41 company presentations
125 one-on-one meetings to date
The state with the most representation, not surprisingly, is Massachusetts. After all, we are in Boston. But coming in at a close number two: California (where we’ll be in a couple of months!)
All in all, not bad for a first time event! And when you factor in that spring is typically a busy time of the year in the industry with multiple events competing for people’s time and attention, it’s clear that many see the enormous value in this event.