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Venture Investment & Partnering (VIP) Forums:

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.

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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