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Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) will give opening comments at the Oregon Bioscience Showcase, held on October 30 at the Empirical Theater at OMSI. This one-day event features the Company Pitch Showcase, Research Fast Pitch and our 7th annual Bio on the Rocks networking event and offers local researchers and entrepreneurs a forum to share their exciting bioscience developments.

The Company Pitch Showcase highlights our state’s best entrepreneurs and start-up companies. Each entrepreneur invited to participate will give a 10-minute pitch to the audience, which will be followed by Q&A from the judging panel and audience. This year, we will be highlighting nine device, diagnostic and digital health startups. The Company Pitch Showcase is sponsored by OTRADI/Oregon Bioscience Incubator. Read more about the 2017 Company Pitch Showcase Participants.

The 2nd Annual Research Fast Pitch is a showcase designed for basic and applied researchers to share their work in a unique format—with precisely timed, three minute, automatically advancing, six-slide presentations. This event offers participants the opportunity to share their work with the broader bioscience community. Researchers and scientists — including undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, research associates, staff scientists and faculty — at academic research institutions are encouraged to apply. New this year, we are also introducing the Research Fast Pitch to regional high school students. Interested in seeing some fast pitches in action? Watch selected videos from last yearRead more about the 2017 Research Fast Pitch Participants.

Registration Information

Early-Bird (Before October 13)
$60 Members/Students; $90 Non-Members

Regular (October 13 – October 27)
$80 Members/Students; $120 Non-Members

At-Door (October 30)
$110 Members/Students; $165 Non-Members

Detailed Schedule

Read the Event Guide.

12:15 – 1 p.m., Registration and Networking

1 p.m., Introductory Remarks by Governor Kate Brown

1:15 – 3:15 p.m., Company Pitch Showcase

  • Madorra
  • OmnEcoil
  • Owl Insights
  • Amplion
  • APDM
  • NemaMetrix

3:15 – 4 p.m., Networking and Refreshments

4 – 5 p.m., Company Pitch Showcase

  • Sonivate Medical
  • Sedia Biosciences
  • Hemex Health

5 – 6 p.m., Research Fast Pitch (Researchers present in alphabetical order)

6 – 9 p.m., Bio on the Rocks Networking Event

The Fine Print

One ticket gets attendees into both the programming and networking event. Online registration ends October 27. Please check the website prior to the event to see if tickets are available at the door. Students must show Student ID at the door.

Bioscience Showcase Sponsors

Bio on the Rocks Sponsors