Early Stage East Bio-Life-Tech Conference
Early Stage East's Bio-Life-Tech Conference will feature over thirty companies seeking their first and second rounds of institutional venture capital from the biotechnology, bionanotechnology, life science, pharmaceutical and related fields. Early Stage East attracts companies from the Carolinas through New England to present and exhibit their unique, break-away businesses to investors who specialize in the early-stage financing of companies in their specific industries.
Early Stage East's Bio-Life-Tech Conference will once again feature our new venue on the Wilmington Riverfront at the First USA Riverfront Arts Center.
Over thirty companies have been selected to participate in Early Stage East's Bio-Life-Tech Conference, from up and down the East Coast and as far as Canada, Illinois and Minnesota. Click here to preview the companies.
Leonard P. Shaykin is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NaPro BioTherapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Boulder, Colorado and with laboratories in Newark, Delaware. In 1995, Mr. Shaykin founded Shaykin & Co., LLC, a private investment and management company. Prior to founding Shaykin & Co., Mr. Shaykin was a managing partner of Adler & Shaykin, an investment partnership organized to sponsor management leveraged buyouts. Mr. Shaykin is a former Vice President, Director and a member of the Investment Committee of Citicorp Venture Capital, Ltd. and Citicorp Capital Investors, Inc., the venture capital and equity investment subsidiaries of Citicorp and Citibank. He is currently a Director of the Jerusalem Post, a subsidiary of Hollinger International, a Board Member of the Friends of Sheba Medical Center-Tel Hashomer, Israel, and a trustee of the Jackson Laboratories, a not-for-profit genetic research institute. Mr. Shaykin received a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
The First USA Riverfront Arts Center
The First USA Riverfront Arts Center is the cornerstone of Wilmington's revitalized Christina River waterfront. The expansive 125,000 square foot space of the First USA Riverfront Arts Center has played host to some of the most remarkable touring exhibits. From "Nicholas and Alexandra: The Last Imperial Family of Tzarist Russia" to "Syria: Land of Civilizations" and many others, the Arts Center is a starting point for visitors to the area. Originally a World War II ship assembly building, the Arts Center was completely transformed for its opening in 1998.
Not only is the Riverfront Arts Center a perfect place to display amazing works of art and rare scientific discoveries, it's an ideal location for Early Stage East's Bio-Life-Tech Conference.
Directions from New York/New Jersey:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Continue through the toll plaza and stay to the left. Follow the sign that reads South to I-95 & Wilmington/Baltimore. Take the I-95 N to Wilmington. Take Exit 6 in Wilmington, Delaware (Maryland Avenue) and turn right onto Maryland Avenue. Follow the signs to the Riverfront, turning right just before the 1st traffic light. Turn right onto South Madison Street.
Directions from Pennsylvania (Philadelphia):
Take I-95 South to Exit 6 in Wilmington, Delaware (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.). Turn left at the 4th traffic light onto Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn right at the 3rd traffic light onto South Madison Street.
Directions from Maryland:
Take I-95 North to Exit 6 in Wilmington, Delaware (Maryland Avenue) and turn right onto Maryland Avenue. Follow the signs to the Riverfront, turning right just before the 1st traffic light. Turn right onto South Madison Street.