Entrepreneurship panel event aims to teach startups how to connect with big biz

entrepreneur startup event stockAre you a startup owner looking to learn from established business owners and executives in Indianapolis? Do you find it difficult to connect with big businesses in meaningful ways that benefits your company’s goals? Or, are you an entrepreneur still in the idea development phase and wish to hear from other leaders who were once in your shoes? President and CEO of Pearl Pathways, Diana Caldwell, will speak on a panel with other local business owners/C-level executives spanning most major industry sectors. The May 9th event is geared towards helping Indy area startups connect with “big biz”.

Overview

The overarching goal of the event is to connect startups with big businesses. This is not strictly a networking event; the panel discussion will focus on how startups can develop relationships with big biz to solve problems. The program is designed to help startups understand a few critical questions:

  • How do big businesses utilize small business & startups to solve problems?
  • How can a startup engage with big biz & discover what existing problems they have?
  • How do you maintain the relationship?

Plenty of opportunities exist for startups to connect with big biz to solve problems. Most often, startup owners do not realize this or have difficulty finding meaningful ways to connect and develop productive relationships with big biz. The panel discussion will address these issues and more to help startups implement new strategies to grow their business.

When and Where

The panel discussion will take place at 3:00pm EST on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at The Speak Easy in Broad Ripple. Learn more about the entrepreneurial ecosystem at The Speak Easy here.

The guided panel discussion will last 45 minutes, with 30-45 minutes following for questions. After that, feel free to hang out and network over some free beer from the Speak Easy tap!

Indy Life Science event this Thursday

indiana life science eventThursday, February 23, Hoosiers Work for Health will host an event, Indiana Life Sciences Industry Update: Key federal issues including PDUFA. The federal briefing will feature Alicia Subasinghe of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Washington D.C. Participants can look forward to learning about federal policy affecting the life sciences and biopharmaceutical industry in Indiana including the Prescription Drug User Fee Act.

The presentation will be held at Bose Public Affairs Group (111 Monument Circle Suite 2700 Indianapolis, IN 46204), and run from 8:30am – 10:00am EST. Please visit the Hoosiers Work for Health event page to learn more.

Save the date: RAPS Indiana Chapter hosts a senior FDA representative to speak about drug safety lifecycle management

raps indianaOn March 9th, the RAPS Indiana Chapter, chaired by Pearl Pathways COO Gretchen Bowker, will host an interactive presentation from a senior FDA representative. The FDA representative, Jill R. Bourdage, RPh, PMP, will speak about processes and procedures of the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE) within the Center of Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). The presentation will provide an overview of the OSE and its role in the continuum of drug safety lifecycle management. Anticipated updates from PDUVA VI will be covered and the audience will learn how the role of the OSE Safety Regulatory Project Manager and regulatory expert as point of contact for industry can help achieve optimal communication.

Presentation title: Optimizing Communications with the Office of Surveillance & Epidemiology

Date: March 9, 2017

Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm EST

Location: Purdue University: Seng Liang Wang Hall

West Lafayette, IN

Registration and more information about the content can be found here.

Save the date: IMDMC Medical Device event at the Indiana Statehouse February 15, 2017

On February 15, 2017, the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC) will host the annual Medical Device Exhibit and Breakfast at the Indiana Statehouse. This event provides the opportunity to interact with state and federal officials about the industry. To register for the event, click here.

Save the date, November 18th – Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series event

life sciencesPearl Pathways is a proud sponsor of the Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series presented by the Kelley School Center for the Business of Life Sciences.  Please join us for the November 18th conference – Indiana’s Life Sciences Ecosystem – The Last 10 Years and the Next 10.  The event will be held at the IU School of Medicine, Fairbanks Hall, in Indianapolis.  This event proves to be an excellent forum that brings together key players in Indiana’s life science and healthcare arenas.  An intriguing look back at the change that has occurred in life science organizations in the last 10 years, excellent discussions and networking make this event one to attend.  Register today and learn more about the Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference here.

Pearl Pathways exhibiting at IMDMC Annual Conference – October 27th

imdmcThe Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC) is hosting their annual conference on October 27th at the Montage in Indianapolis.  With keynote speaker Senator Dan Coats and a full day of speakers, panel discussions and exhibits, join in for networking and a great event for all involved in the industry.  Stop by our booth to meet members of our Pearl Pathways team.

Save the date: 2nd Annual Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Symposium held in Indianapolis 6/13

Pearl Pathways will again be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Symposium to be held June 13, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The theme is commercialization and the title of this year’s program is “Commercialization and Health Care System Engagement in Regenerative Medicine: Disruptive Solutions for Unmet Medical Needs”

This two day event will include sessions on Day 1 and an opportunity to register for individual regulatory consultations on Day 2. Attendees are also invited to submit abstracts which will be presented at a poster session.

Gretchen Bowker, COO of Pearl Pathways will be attending and offering 1-1 consulting sessions with researchers on Day 2.

What: Commercialization and Health Care System Engagement in Regenerative Medicine: Disruptive Solutions for Unmet Medical Needs

Where: The Athenaeum 401 E. Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46202

When: June 13 – 14, 2016: See agenda for session times

Register for the event:  Click here

Join in to learn at the RAPS Indiana Chapter meeting on June 16th

raps indiana“Practices and Preferences of CDRH Advisory Committee Members – Know Your Audience” is the topic of an upcoming presentation by Susan Resnick, PhD of 3D Communications. The RAPS Indiana Chapter, chaired by Pearl Pathways’ COO & RAC, FRAPS, Gretchen Bowker, is hosting this evening of networking and presentation for regulatory professionals. The event will be held June 16th, from 6:00pm-8:30pm at The Rathskellar Restaurant, Indianapolis. To get the latest understanding of practices and preferences of advisory committee members and how to prepare for panel meetings, don’t miss the presentation – click here for more details! Register today.  You can also register by calling +1 301 770 2920 ext. 200. We encourage you to attend this special event!

May 13th, Pearl Pathways sponsors Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series at Cook Medical World Headquarters

life sciencesPearl Pathways continues to be a proud sponsor of the 2015-2016 Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series, presented by the Kelley School’s Center for the Business of Life Sciences. This is an excellent forum bringing together key players in Indiana’s life science and healthcare arenas for intriguing business discussions on business strategy, solutions and development to promote growth.

Diana Caldwell, President and CEO of Pearl Pathways, shares that “The conferences add value for all of the major life science players in the state. It’s a great means to get us together, hear relevant topics from thought leaders, stay up to date, and network.”

Please joins us for the May conference — The Shift from In-patient to Alternate Care Settings to listen to stakeholder perspectives on how companies, providers and payers are seeing and responding to technology advances, cost pressures, and patient visits and treatments moving out of traditional hospital settings.

What:          The Shift from In-patient to Alternate Care Settings

Where:       Cook Medical World Headquarters 750 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN

When:         May 13, 2016

Please click here to register for the May conference. You may learn more about the Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series at this link.

April 21st, Pearl Pathways’ own Gretchen Bowker speaking at the IMDMC workshop

imdmcThe Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC) is hosting a workshop on April 21st targeted for those new to the medical device industry or for those looking for a regulatory refresher. There will be multiple presentations including one from Gretchen Bowker COO & RAC, FRAPS, on, Pathways to Market – 510(K) Requirements at 10:15am. The workshop provides a background in FDA regulations of medical devices.

What: A workshop exploring FDA regulations of medical devices and pathways to market.

When: Thursday, April 21st, 2016, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Where: The Montage – 8580 Allison Pointe Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46250

New to the medical device industry and want to learn more about the FDA regulations? Register here today! (Lunch will be provided.)

Click here to learn more about the workshop and to register for both workshops, REG 101 & 102. We hope to see you on April 21st!