February 2013 Networking and Social Events in the Triangle

An over-view of February 2013 Networking and social events in the triangle: Carolina innovation, NC biotech Job network, Triangle Biotech Tuesday, DUPA pub night.

WHAT: Carolina Innovations Seminar: “Seed/Early Stage Investing Trends and Resources”
WHEN: Thurs Feb 7, 5:30-6:30 pm, reception following seminar at Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery.
WHERE: Sitterson Hall, Room 014, UNC campus (the Robertson Scholars bus travels every half-hour between Duke Chapel and the UNC Planetarium; to ride the bus get a free GoPass at http://parking.duke.edu/buses_vans/gopass/index.php)
REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/bxo5dyt

February’s Carolina Innovation Seminar welcomes David Rizzo, President and CEO of NC IDEA / IDEA Fund Partners. NC IDEA is a not-for-profit organization created to serve as a catalyst for young, high-growth technology companies in North Carolina. They help these innovative companies mainly by providing early financing in the form of grants. IDEA Fund Partners is an affiliated venture capital fund whose partners work closely with NC IDEA to build innovative, high-growth companies. IDEA Fund Partners manages one of the most active seed and early stage venture capital funds in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. In addition to providing an overview of the resources their organizations provide, David will discuss current trends in the seed and early stage investment space so critical to UNC start-up companies.

WHAT: NC Biotech Job Network Monthly Meeting
WHEN: Mon Feb 25, 12:30-2:30 pm. Please register by February 21.
WHERE: North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 15 TW Alexander Dr, RTP NC
REGISTER by Feb 21: http://tinyurl.com/adz8x2o. Registration is REQUIRED, as space is limited.

Are you a seasoned life science professional interested in exploring satisfying career opportunities in North Carolina? Would you like to add real links to your LinkedIn chain, get some real face time away from Facebook? If so, come on over to the North Carolina Biotechnology Center from 12:30-2:30 pm on the last Monday of the month. Light refreshments provided. Business casual dress recommended. Registration is REQUIRED, as space is limited.

Questions? Contact Deborah M Thompson, PhD, Science and Technology Development Program Analyst, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, at deborah_thompson@ncbiotech.org.

WHAT: Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) Life Science Conference
WHEN: Feb 27-28, 2013
WHERE: Raleigh Convention Center, Downtown Raleigh, NC
REGISTER: http://www.cednc.org/?Registration

The CED Life Science Conference is designed specifically for life science entrepreneurs, university researchers and tech transfer officers, startups, investors and industry professionals and executives. The CED Life Science Conference is the perfect opportunity to meet and interact with new companies and new investors, gain key industry knowledge through high-level panel discussions and keynote speakers, and celebrate the best biotech, pharma, and medical device companies in North Carolina.

WHAT: DUPA Pub Night
WHEN: Fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm
WHERE: FullSteam Brewery, Riggsbee Ave, Durham

Hello Fellow Postdocs,
The Duke University Postdoc Association (DUPA) now sponsors a regular pub night every fourth Thursday at Fullsteam Brewery. Meet and join fellow postdocs for a good time in a relaxed atmosphere and, if you desire, trivia at 9 pm. As Fullsteam is often busy, it is hard to say where we will be exactly, but we will attempt to take over a table in the main area around the stage. Look for a small table sign saying “Duke Postdocs” on one of the long tables. DUPA will provide a limited number of drinks starting at 7:30; food trucks will be on site if you want food.
Hope to see you there!
Jeff Blackinton, DUPA Social Chair (jeff.blackinton@duke.edu)

WHAT:  Breakfast discussion with Deborah M Thompson, PhD, Science and Technology Development Program Analyst, North Carolina Biotechnology Center
WHEN: Fri Mar 1, 9-10 am (bagels and coffee provided for first 50 attendees)
WHERE: Rm 143 Jones Bldg (http://maps.duke.edu/map/?id=21&mrkId=2832)
REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/biotech-breakfast-regis

Are you interested in a career in biotech? Would you prefer to stay in NC? If so, please join us in welcoming Dr. Deborah Thompson from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NC Biotech Center). Dr. Thompson will discuss how postdocs can reach their career goals by taking advantage of NCBC’s many networking and industry events. Dr. Thompson will also describe her path from academia and government labs to industry to working at a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to biotechnology development. She will also discuss how being a female scientist with a family factored into her career decisions.

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