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NEW! 2016 VIP Forum Application for 1:1 Meetings


Venture Investment & Partnering (VIP) Forums bring investors and strategic partners to Seattle for a showcase of the most promising life science companies and research opportunities in Washington.

Companies and researchers are invited to submit an application to be considered for one-on-one meetings with venture investors and strategic partners (VIPs) from BioPharma, Medical Device, Digital Health and Health IT, and Global Health.

Why apply now?

  • Companies and researchers who submit a 2016 VIP Forum Application will be considered for priority selection for a one-on-one meeting for all 2016 VIP Forums
  • Apply once for all 2016 VIP Forums
  • All companies and researchers will be contacted for consent prior to review of your application by VIPs
  • Anyone can apply; MUST be Life Science Washington members to participate in one-on-one meeting if selected

Apply at:

Please contact with any questions.



Why Invest in Washington?

Washington has a robust life science ecosystem beginning with world-renowned research institutions. Investments in the life science sector has continued to grow:


•  Washington State life science transactions nearly doubled from 2013 to 2014

•  In the third quarter of 2015, life science transactions have totaled over $3.2B

•  From 2013-2015:

     •  Over $4.2B invested in 82 pharmaceutical deals

     •  Over $780M invested in 86 medical technology deals

     •  Over $293 M invested in 42 digital health/ healthcare IT deals

VIP Forum Structure

VIPs get a fully coordinated visit to Seattle, where VIPs have prescheduled individual meetings with Washington’s most innovative startups and researchers, curated to their interests. VIPs can also discuss their investment/partnering strategies as part of an informational session and have opportunities to meet with key industry leaders.


VIP Forum Value

•  Inside access to the hottest emerging life science and partnering opportunities

•  Fully coordinated visit

•  Saves time with pre-scheduled meetings

•  Opportunities to meet with key industry

Thank you to our VIP Forum Sponsor:


If you have questions or are interested in visiting Seattle as a VIP or sponsoring VIP Forums, please contact

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