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SCBIO Life Sciences Boot Camp 2020 - POSTPONED

17 Mar 2020
8:30am - 1:00pm EDT
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We at SCBIO wanted to let you know that we’ve just decided to postpone SCBIO’s March 17th Boot Camp due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus. 


The SCBIO team thinks this is the best decision at this time.  We will determine a rescheduled date soon and hope that your schedule will align so you will be able to attend.  We will apply your registration fee to the rescheduled event or will refund your registration based on your input.  Please email Erin Ford at directly with if you would like a refund and we will make it happen.


Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled event.  Here is a link to our National BIO Association website for additional information regarding business resources and up-to-date news:  BIO Coronavirus Business Resource Center 

Join SCBIO and an illustrious panel of subject matter experts for a program of expert insights, continuing education and fabulous networking at  Life Sciences Boot Camp: Insights On SC's Fastest-Growing Industry. The program will be held March 17, 2020 in Columbia, S.C.  Your ticket includes a light breakfast, lunch, and five amazing programs!

You'll come away from this packed program with new insights and actionable information -- plus great new relationships with industry thought leaders -- that will help you improve your organization's involvement and success in South Carolina's $11.4 billion industry!  See full details, including topics and speakers, below!

Location:     SCHA Yates Conference Center, Congaree Room 
                     1000 Center Point Rd., Columbia SC
Time:            8am - 1pm
Fees:            SCBIO Members - $50
                      Non-Members - $100

Schedule:    (sessions subject to adjustment)

     8am         Registration opens, networking and light breakfast
     8:30         Welcome comments
     8:35         Best Practices in Life Sciences Recruiting & Retention
     9:25         Partnering Effectively with Higher Education & Research Universities
   10:15         BREAK
   10:25         Accessing Capital to Grow Your Life Sciences Organization
   11:20         Protecting Your Life Sciences Organization from Cybercrime
   12:05         Attracting/Retaining Life Sciences Organizations: Today & Tomorrow
     1:00         Networking Lunch & Wrap-Up

Best Practices in Life Sciences Recruiting & Retention 

As the fastest-growing segment of the state's knowledge economy, life sciences requires a deep, skilled and qualified workforce to support its rapidly increasing presence in our state.  Find out from industry leaders how they are attracting, training and retaining the workforce they need to thrive... including sharing of some best practices that you can go back and deploy at your own organization right now!

Partnering Effectively with Higher Education & Research Universities

Collaboration is key to delivering results and advancing your organization... but how do you access the experts and expertise of South Carolina's acclaimed colleges, research universities and technical schools?  Our expert panel will unveil how you and your organization can tap into this wealth of knowledge, resources and experience to move your life sciences organization ahead!

Accessing Capital to Grow Your Life Sciences Organization

Raising capital for start-ups or growth companies alike can be challenging... even the best organizations find it hard.  Hear from four experts who know the ins and outs of raising capital to ignite opportunity and growth in your organization.  From angel investors to boot-strapping, equity infusions to SBIR-STTR grants, they'll cover it all, including how to navigate the ecosystem with partner organizations who can help you.

       Protecting Your Life Sciences Organization from Cybercrime

No industry is immune from cybercrime, and life sciences is no exception. 

Cyberattacks will never stop, but with the right approach to cybersecurity resilience, defending against them and having a plan for remediation, you can ensure that your business survives... and even thrives.  

Learn from the noted experts at Corsica Technologies how planning defense in depth -- from network and systems security to industry compliance and employee training -- can set you up for security... and success. 

You'll walk away with news, information and ideas that can make your organization safer and better protected... right now.

Attracting & Retaining Life Sciences Organizations: 
Today & Tomorrow

South Carolina’s booming life sciences industry generates a $12 billion economic impact and employs tens of thousands of our neighbors.  Learn economic development secrets to successfully attracting, retaining, nurturing and growing this knowledge economy stalwart from three of the Southeast’s most articulate economic development professionals, and find out how they are working to make the economic ecosystem in SC even more appealing to life sciences organizations.


17 Mar 2020
8:30am - 1:00pm EDT

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  • 1000 Center Point Rd, Columbia, SC 29210, USA