Nearby BIO-focused Events to Put on Your Calendar

In the wake of BIO International 2018, you may have prepared to resign yourself to a year-long wait for another such impressive gathering of scientific minds. Fortunately, Frederick's location within one of the nation's leading BIO clusters allows ready access to incredible mind-power on a year round basis.  

Below is a glance at just a few of these meetings that offer local, yet world-class networking, educational, and development experiences within the Bio and Life Science industries: 

NCI & Frederick National Laboratory's Technology Showcase

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On June 13, 2018, the second annual Technology Showcase was hosted at NCI and Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) to encourage startup company formation, technology licensing, and collaborations. The event brought together hundreds of technology development stakeholders from across the region, and included networking opportunities throughout the day. The success of the event has ensured demand for the event again next year -- mark your calendars early. 

Bio Beers

'Where Great Minds Drink Alike"

Bio Beers is a nation-wide MeetUp that provides "a platform where like minded bio-preneurs gather to share ideas, cultivate business relationships and build life-long friendships." Founded in 2010, the FrederickCoBio Chapter currently has over 900 members and regularly hosts casual, industry-specific networking events - rotating through venues such as the NCI, FITCI, and local college campuses. Information on the group's next event can be found here: 

TEDCO EntrePreNeur ExPo and Stem Cell Symposium


Held at the University of Maryland, TEDCO’s annual Entrepreneur Expo & Stem Cell Symposium will celebrate entrepreneurship within the State, while shining a special spotlight on stem cell research & development. The Expo will draw more than 800 of the region’s top entrepreneurs, business owners, angel and venture capital investors and legislators, and will offer workshops, round-table discussions and company exhibitions. Calendar day to hold? October 30, 2018.  

More information and registration is available here:


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Though not a physical venue, Bio Buzz undeniably represents an impressive gathering of scientific minds. Recently revamped, this regional digital media company is dedicated to localizing the business of biotech by telling the stories of entrepreneurs, scientists, and companies in the BioHealth Capital Region. 

Follow the page for a personalized newsfeed, regional events calendarcompany directory, and regional asset map or Email the page to share your own company's accomplishments. 

FITCI's Funded and Brews  


Recognizing the comprehensive role of an incubator to bring ideas to life, the leaders of Frederick-based FITCI developed the "Funded and Brews" series to address the financial realities of a start-up. The series focuses on helping science & technology - minded entrepreneurs raise necessary fundings in the early stages of their business. Past events have invited CEO's who have successfully raised capital for their companies to share their stories over a few cold brews. 

Keep an eye on FITCI's webpage for information on the next installment of the 'Funded and Brews' series. 

Bio Capital Health Region Forum 

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The invitation-only event is free for executive level biotech leaders and is presented by BioHealth Innovation, VirginiaBio, Inova, Children’s National Health System, QIAGEN, Maryland Tech Council, University System of Maryland and MedImmune/AstraZeneca. Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC set the bar high for biotech innovation. The annual forum is focused on advancing science and accelerating innovation.  

The program features a talented line up of speakers and a "Shark Tank"-esque competition renamed -- in true Maryland fashion -- the "Crab Trap."

For more information on next year's April event:

BIO+Tech18 Conference

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Mark your calendars for Bio+Tech18 at the Baltimore Hilton on September 26-27, 2018.

Bio+Tech18 "reflects the changing landscape where life science and technology converge by bringing together professionals in both fields so that they may meet and forge new partnerships that will lead to great new discoveries. 

In its third year, Bio+Tech18 will continue to bring a plethora of networking and collaborating opportunities with professionals from C-Suite to research scientists in the life science, health IT and technology industries, as well as opportunities to learn from more than 50 industry-leading speakers and presents, free mobile app and an engaging cocktail reception."

For more information, visit:

I-270 Bio Corridor EventS 

The Washington, D.C./Baltimore region is home to federal laboratories, federal agencies, and hundreds of life science companies. Acknowledging the uniqueness of these closely located resources, Maryland's I-270 Bio Corridor is a partnership of local and state economic development and educational partners committed to promoting the vibrancy and importance of the biosciences along the I-270 corridor and the greater National Capital Region. Throughout the year, the partnership hosts events to bring together local talent and encourage collaboration. 

More information can be found here:

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