ENRICH Your BIO Experience Pitch, Demo and Market Immersion

Call for Applications

ENRICH Your BIO Experience Pitch, Demo and Market Immersion

Call closes: May 31, 2019 – 23h59 CET


Are you already participating at the BIO International Convention, June 3-6, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA? Then our ENRICH in the USA Pitch, Demo and Market Immersion might be what you are looking for.

In partnership with the Enterprise Europe Network, Temple University, the Wistar Institute, and the University City Science Center, ENRICH in the USA is launching a call for EU early stage entrepreneurs & researchers looking for partnering and investment opportunities in the US for biotech, lifesciences and e-health innovation during BIO.

This program is leveraging the ENRICH in the USA Hubs and Ambassadors of the Greater Philadelphia to optimize your trip during the BIO International Convention.

Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31

8:30 am - 5:00 pm every day

Life Science Market Exploration powered by the University City Science Center, 3675 Market St #400, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Place is limited – reserved to innovators looking to launch activities in the US within the next 12 months

05/28: Life Sciences & Med Tech in the US – Market Overview (Room Qu6 – 2nd floor)
05/29: Legal aspects (Room Qu1 – 1st floor)
05/30: Local Operations (Room Qu6 – 2nd floor)
05/31: Funding Sources (Room Qu6 – 2nd floor)
06/01: Optional, 10 am-1 pm – next steps discussion in small groups (Room TBA)

05/28: Life Sciences & Med Tech in the US – Market Overview

  • Doing business in the U.S.
  • Case studies on successful US expansion of Life Sciences and Med Tech companies.
  • Round table with State Commerce Department and success cases
  • Localization of your product and service
  • Pitch practice (in groups) with local advisors/mentors, and industry experts

05/29: Legal aspects

  • Legal incorporation options: Overview and individual consultation
  • Visa status and visa issues: Overview and individual consultation
  • IP exploration and protection: Overview and individual consultation
  • Pitch practice (in groups) with local advisors/mentors

05/30: Local Operation

  • Accounting/tax/HR: Overview and individual consultation
  • Regulatory and compliance: Overview and individual consultation
  • Creating eco-system for business development and sales and leveraging conferences for maximum impact
  • Venture Café @ Quorum, Industry night - 3675 Market Street, 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19104

05/31: Access to Funding

  • Funding structures and programs in US
  • Round table with local funding ecosystem
  • Lunch with investors
  • Dealing with payers
  • Pitch to investors, feedback
  • Cocktail hour with mentors/investors at Coral Homes at 205 Race St in Old City
Thursday May 30

3:30 - 6:45 pm: Venture Café @ Quorum
Location : University City Science Center, 3675 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Full agenda : link

3:30-4:30pm Compelling, scientifically credible data graphics for communicating with
investors and clinical/scientific advisory board with Miklos Schulz, Principal Consultant at
SCiAN Services Inc.

4:30-5:30pm Maximize Your Convention Marketing Results: Development of Strategies for
Pre-Launch Through Product Maturity with Rick Counihan, Vice President, Client Services &
Operations at Poretta & Orr

5:30-6:45pmWorld meets Philadelphia, Philadelphia meets the World.
Hear pitches from the Philadelphia Global Startup Accelerator companies looking to expand to the EU and EUbased
companies exploring the US market.

Below, please see the list of the companies pitching.

CBD Health Card (US) - help educate members or providers who can prescribe the right products and connect them with the local dispensaries.
Innovations Unlimited (US) - has invented a medical device that addresses accidental decannulation
Innovative Supply Solutions (US) - offers a cloud-based application used by biotech and pharmaceutical companies to forecast production and manage distribution of their clinical drug supplies.
Levolta Pharmaceuticals (US) - is poised to be the first disease modifying drug for osteoarthritis, reducing or eliminating use of the opioid tramadol and joint replacement surgeries.
MNI (US) - MNI's technology is a structured lipid (fat) that is the most efficient way of delivering calories-without requiring digestion.
mobileOptx (US) - harnesses the portability, shareability, and high-resolution videography of a smartphone to establish a new paradigm of endoscopic healthcare.
Optical Inventory Solutions (US) – ViewVax is a smart inventory solution for vaccines that uses a three step process to identify and replenish vaccines.
Plas.md, Inc. (US) - is a creative studio focused on developing innovative immersive solutions for health and wellness.
RegDesk (US) - is a cutting-edge regulatory approval software that leverages machine learning and crowdsourcing to help medical device and pharmaceutical companies deploy products to international markets faster and with ease.
Regenamend (US) – is an inexpensive 3D printed bioabsorbable wound matrix that maintains and supports a healthy environment for wound management using human fibroblasts.
The One and Only (US) –Zeer documents proof of an event and puts that audio/video/location/time stamp when on a blockchain.
Vifant (US) - Vifant is a mobile app, vision screener for preverbal children
ZSX Medical (US) – creates a surgical closure system that is designed to make difficult surgical closures fast and easy for physicians, saving money for hospitals and improving outcomes for patients.

Pitching companies from Europe and Associated Countries:
Andaman (Belgium) - Health Intermediary Platform
Sagitta Biotech (Belgium) - Immunotherapies centered around Oncolutic Viruses.
Selinko (Belgium) - Secured & unique ID for products and packaging
Spentys (Belgium) - 3D scanning, modelling and printing to create personalised immobilisation devices for Orthopedics
TheraVet (Belgium) - Treatments for Joint, Ligament and Bone issues for companionship pets such as Dogs and Horses.
Therenva (France) - Software toolset for cardiovascular procedures.
VULCAM TV (Sweden) - provides multi-angled synchronised video capturing for Sports and Physical Therapies applications.

Sunday June 2

10 am - 4 pm

ENRICH in the USA – Pitch training with the participation of National Institute of Health, NCI

Location : the Welcoming Center - 211 N 13th St 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA1910

List of Mentors
Barry DATLOF- Chief, Business Development, Medical Tech Transfer Office
Anurag JAIG - Co-founder - Prepay Nation
Gabor KARI – Precision Medicine Associate Director - Novartis
Michael SALGALLER – Supervisor, Invention Development and Marketing Unit (IDMU),
Technology Transfer Center, National Cancer Institute - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Aron STAROSTA - Program Manager – Digital Health Accelerator
Sebastien TORRE – President & CEO – European American Enterprise Council


6:00-9:00 pm: French Welcome Reception - Networking Cocktail
Location: CIC/Science Center powered by BusinessFrance, 3675 Market St #300, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Free event, please register @ Link
Meet the BIO French delegation around some hors d'oeuvres and drinks in the Life Sciences Center of Philadelphia.
Special Guests: Michel CHARBONNIER, Consul General of France in Washington D.C. and Bill SIBOLD, CEO at Sanofi Genzyme.

Monday June 3

07:30 am - 11:45am

Location : Center City Campus (next to City Hall) - 1515 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 – 6th floor

7:30-9:00 AM - Successful ventures - CEOs testimonials from BioMérieux Inc., Stefan Willemsen – President & CEO, & Alizé Pharma 3, Thierry Abribat - Link
9:00-10:30 AM - Gene Therapies : How to make it affordable for patients ? With the participation of Pr. Bruce Levine – Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy at U-Penn, President elected at International Society of Cell & Gene therapy - Link
10:30-11:45 AM - Diversity : A Business Imperative for the Life Sciences Industry. With the participation of Bill Sibold, CEO, Sanofi Genzyme - Link


11:30 am - 04:30 pm

Cancer Cluster Showcase & Pitches, Convention Center 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 10107 USA

Free event – online registration needed

For the list of the presenting companies : link

Tuesday June 43:00 pm - 6:00 pm

BIO Convention - European Commission pavilion: booth #2701 powered by Enterprise Europe Network


3:00 pm: Pitch Session #1 of EU and US startups (3 min + 1 min Q&A)

4:00 pm: European Medicines Agency: International cooperation and SME support

Guest speakers:

  • Dr. Tania Teixeira - European Medicines Agency Liaison Official at the U.S. FDA
  • Leonor Enes - Scientific Officer - SME Office - European Medicines Agency
  • Isabelle Pottier - Enterprise Europe Network representative in Europe.

Followed by Cocktail Reception at the booth


5:30 - 7:30 pm: Temple University VIP event for international companies and partners at XIX
Location : The Bellevue Hotel-State Drawing Room-200 S Broad St-19th floor
Join the Office of Temple University Vice President of Research With its new international incubator, Temple University is welcoming international
collaboration more than ever.

Please confirm @ ovpr@temple.edu

5:30 - 7:00 pm: French Hospitality Reception Sponsored by Servier
Location : Convention Center, French Pavilion 2109
Business France, the French agency for international Business & Servier, the second french pharmaceutical company, are glad to invite you tasting french gastrosnomy on the French Pavilion. Nothing better than to relax after such a productive day !
#ChooseFrance #BF #Servier

Please register @ Link

Wednesday June 53:00 pm - 6:00 pm

BIO Convention - European Commission pavilion: booth #2701 powered by Enterprise Europe Network


3:00 pm: How to collaborate with NIH and DoD for technology commercialization with the support of European initiatives? 

Guest speakers:

  • Barry Datlof, Chief, Business Development & Commercialization, Medical Tech Transfer, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
  • Michael Salgaller, Supervisor, Invention Development and Marketing Unit, Technology Transfer, Center National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health

4:00 pm:Pitch Session #2 of EU and US startups (3 min + 1 min Q&A)

Please register @ Link

    5:30 pm: ENRICH in the USA Cocktail event

    Thursday June 6

    10:30 am - 3:00 pm: BIO Convention Debrief and Individual meetings
    European Commission pavilion: booth #2701 – at the Convention Center

    3:00 - 8:00 pm: Venture Café @ Quorum
    Location : University City Science Center, 3675 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Full agenda : link


    For questions regarding the Pitch, Demo and Market Immersion at BIO 2019 - by ENRICH in the USA, please register on F6S or contact Sebastien Torre and Blandine Chantepie-Kari by May 31.



    NameContact Details
    Sebastien Torrestorre@eaecouncil.com  
    Blandine Chantepie-Kariblandine@eaecouncil.com


    [1] See http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/hi/3cpart/h2020-hi-list-ac_en.pdf
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