My Dear Friends, Welcome!
It’s truly an honor to have the opportunity to welcome you
to the 3rd Biotech and Life Sciences Global Venture Congress™.
I’m delighted to inform you that besides USA, this year’s
conference has attracted delegates from UK, Israel, China, India,
Germany, Finland, Scotland, and Canada. We take great pleasure
in having the company of such select, talented individuals to
take part in a very focused intellectual conversation.
The past year has witnessed record investment in Biotechnology
and Life Sciences ventures, which is great news for all of us.
We have also seen an increase in the number of new VC’s
entering the space as well. There is a possibility that too many
term sheets competing for the same investment opportunity, are
leading to higher valuation. Some find it a cause for concern.
However, if you look at it carefully, there has
been a fundamental shift in the underlying process, tools, and
technology. The technological advancements over the last few years
have led to reducing the cost and time involved in bringing new
innovation to the world faster and cheaper. These savings are
real and hence the optimism.
Since the completion of the genomic mapping, there
have been exponential growths in research that will bring cure
to deadly diseases like Alzheimer and Cancer. Personalized medicine
is becoming a reality. Healthcare is a real issue with record
number of people without health insurance. Technology currently
available can bring down the healthcare service cost significantly;
all that it needs is a political will. And it is got to happen,
sooner than later. This door opens new opportunities for entrepreneurs
and investors alike.
There is real reason to believe that the industry
and all its sectors will sustain higher unprecedented growth for
the foreseeable future.
Global Venture Congress™ d-conferences are going to be the
place for intellectual meditation where we can discuss the future
of Biotechnology, Life science and Technology. Our conferences
are completely independent, and we don’t allow outside forces
to infringe on our vision.
Since the start of this conference in 2004 a lot
of hard work has gone into building the foundation of a global
platform and we intend to continue building on our past accomplishments.
Groundwork has already begun for the 2007 conference, which will
be getting a face-lift. We are working with representatives of
various countries to create a global alliance, and bringing intellectuals
from around the world to continue this conversation of exploring
the frontiers of Biotech, Life sciences and Technology ventures.
I hope you can join us once again in 2007. Thank
Chairman, Global Venture Congress
Founder/President, Silicon Alley Entrepreneurs Club (SAEC)