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5:30PM – 8:30PM

 (4:30PM-5:30PM “Meet With Investors” Roundtable Discussion)

Rutgers Visitor Center, 100 Sutphen Rd, Piscataway, NJ

Event is Free, Pre-Registration is required, doors close at 6:30pm

Come to our new, special location to hear what happens AFTER a start-up company presents to an investor group! Usually after the company representatives leave the room, the investors have a private discussion to decide whether the opportunity merits further investigation and possible investment.  1st Pitch Life Science ( offers presenters and audience members the chance to hear what happens in those closed-door discussions, and to learn what really matters to investors.

1st Pitch Life Science is organized by MABA (Mid Atlantic Bio Angels, (, a life science investor group, to encourage and educate aspiring life science entrepreneurs who know they may be too early or not fully prepared to seek investment but want the opportunity to practice their pitch and to receive constructive criticism from experienced and knowledgeable professionals.

Presenting at 1st Pitch Life Science allows early stage life science entrepreneurs to:

  • Try out a pitch where no money is immediately at stake
  • Hear what investors and audience members think of their presentation and opportunity
  • Receive early, constructive feedback from knowledgeable and experienced industry people (including representatives from Mid Atlantic Bio Angels)
  • Potentially connect with advisors/mentors and other team members who may be interested in supporting the company’s efforts and adding value at an early stage

Audience members get to hear how entrepreneurs are pursuing new science and new business opportunities and to provide their own feedback regarding the value and effectiveness of those efforts.  At the end of the event, the audience will vote on a “Best of the Best” winner.  This is the pinnacle of the 1st Pitch season, so we hope you can attend!

You’ll notice the “Looking For” section on our registration page. Complete this and we’ll provide you with a different-color name badge with this info printed on it. Others will be able to easily tell you’re looking for something, helping you promote your networking! Examples are Software engineer, CRO, Biotech partners, and Patent attorney.

The 1st Pitch event will be preceded by a “meet with investors” roundtable discussion, between 4:30 – 5:30.  The investors at the roundtable will discuss approaching angel groups for investment, the investment process, things to do and to avoid, things investors look for in an investment opportunity, how angel groups work with other groups, etc., including a Q&A session.

To Register:


When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4:30 – 5:30 “Meet with Investors” roundtable (separate registration required)

5:30pm – Registration & Networking

6:00 – 8:00pm – Program

8:00 – 8:30pm – Networking

Where: Rutgers Visitor Center


100 Sutphen Rd

Piscataway, NJ 08854

Free parking conveniently located directly across the street (Lot 48)



To present or sponsor, please email us at: [email protected]

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