The selected young leaders have already been working remotely in small groups since February on Voices of Tomorrow (VoT), a bio-innovation business plan competition. “VoT was designed to provide a platform for LoTs to develop breakthrough solutions to one of the gaps in biotechnology,” said VoT Director Chris Ghadban, “with special focus on relevant issues which impact our partners and sponsors today.” The 8 finalists will be judged by domain experts in a pitching competition on the last day of the official program and take home seed funding and McKinsey mentorship, among other prizes, which will help them continue to develop their venture.
GapSummit is the flagship event of Global Biotech Revolution, an international youth-led organization dedicated to connecting bio-leaders across generations, regions, and cultures. The annual event has formed an unique network of global young leaders that are engaged in creating a meaningful impact in tackling the current challenges & gaps in the bioeconomy.
Further details on GapSummit 2019 including a list of speakers can be found on the event website: gapsummit.com
Gapsummit 2019 is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Biogen, Bayer, AstraZeneca/MedImmune, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Pfizer, Amgen, the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, McKinsey & Company, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Journalists interested in attending are encouraged to email Petar Todorov, Vice President of GapSummit at [email protected] for more information.