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Awards, Innovation, and a Little Rock 'n Roll

Here's Where the Festival Really Gets Going

This community-focused program gives access to the issues and people that make life-sciences one of the most exciting industries to be in. Covering a broad swath of topics, and including entry to the Battle of the Biotech Bands you won't want to miss a moment.


Wednesday, September 27

A community-driven, networking event with fundraising efforts supporting the charitable foundation affiliated with each biotech band. Already in its fourth year, the Battle of the Biotech Bands is a unique and fun experience.


Aural Gavage, Representing Momenta Pharmaceuticals

Charity: The Jolane Solomon Research Fund at Boston College

Led Zymmelin, representing Sanofi Genzyme

Charity: National Organization for Rare Disorders

Lifesize, representing GE Healthcare Life Sciences

Charity: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Semi Good Lookin', representing Blueprint Medicines, Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals and Harmonic Lab Solutions

Charity: National Organization for Rare Disorders

*Limited number of spaces available. Please reserve your space when you register.



Tuesday, September 26 

With the help of the stellar panel of judges below, Xconomy will honor the people, companies, and organizations that make the Boston life sciences community one of the most vibrant innovation centers in the world.

  • Phil Sharp, Nobel Laureate; Institute Professor, MIT
  • Deborah Dunsire, CEO, XTuit Pharmaceuticals
  • Bob Langer, Institute Professor, MIT
  • Vicki Sato, Professor, Harvard University
  • Rob Perez, Founder and Chairman, Life Science Cares
  • Katrine Bosley, CEO, Editas Medicine
  • Susan Windham-Bannister, President and CEO, Biomedical Growth Strategies

*Separate registration required for the Xconomy Awards or purchase a Festival PassPLUS.

BioPharm America Start-Up Pitch Competition

Now part of Biotech Week Boston 2017, the BioPharm America Start-Up Pitch Competition is where to go to identify cutting-edge, licensable pharma and biotech innovations to leapfrog you ahead of the competition! Engage with top-tier venture capitalists, pharma, private equity investors, and start-ups for maximum partnering opportunities.

*Both BWB Festival Pass and PassPLUS provide access to the Start-Up Pitch Competition at BioPharm America.