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Wednesday, April 27


The Best Bees Company
Limited Capacity seats available

When you arrive at 839 Albany Street you will see a Body Works shop. The Best Bees Company is located directly behind that -- on the lower level. Just walk around back!

Festival goers will see what it takes to run a beekeeping operation. We will have hundreds of honeybee-packages on site, preparing to be installed at homes and businesses throughout New England. The tour of our space will allow visitors an opportunity to help build bee boxes and frames, as well as see the technology behind our new SmartHive system. Questions and ideas will be welcomed throughout.

Watch a short video from The Best Bees Company here. 

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The Best Bees Company

The Best Bees Company
The Best Bees Company is dedicated to bee health. We provide installation, maintenance, and harvesting services to residential and commercial clients that wish to keep a beehive but don't want to manage the hive themselves.

Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
The Best Bees Company 839 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02119


Ginkgo Bioworks
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Synthetic Biology as the Next Frontier of Technology 

In this engaging session, Creative Director Christina Agapakis will discuss how Ginkgo Bioworks is shaping the future of synthetic biology. Attendees will be given a tour of the world's first organism engineering foundry, Ginkgo's Bioworks1, a fully automated 18,000 square foot facility using automation to advance and scale the process of biological engineering. Session attendees will also have the opportunity to sample various cultured ingredients and scents developed by Ginkgo's state-of-the-art synthetic biology foundry.

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Christina Agapakis

Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks

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Ginkgo Bioworks

Ginkgo Bioworks
Ginkgo Bioworks is an organism design company engineering biology to manufacture products at scale for the real world in the nutrition, health and consumer goods and electronics sectors. The company's organism engineers work directly with customers including Fortune 500 companies... Read More →

Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Ginkgo Bioworks 27 Drydock Avenue, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02210


Emulate, Inc.
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Session Title: Using the 'Organs-On-Chips' technology to emulate living human biology

Emulate will demo their "Organs-on-Chips" technology inside their new innovation laboratory at The Innovation & Design Building - showing how they combine micro-engineered environments with human cells, to emulate living human biology. The system offers reserachers and product development teams a new standard for predicting human response in real-time - with greater precision and control than today's cell-culture or animal-based testing methods.

Learn and discuss how Emulate's bold new precision medicine and personal health initiative - named "Patient-on-a-Chip" - is developing unique 'human-chips' personalized with an individual's own living cells - to help transform the way each of us understand our own body, and manage our own health.

Watch a short video from Emulate here. 

Special Message to Attendees:
Emulate's Seaport facility is located at 27 Drydock Avenue(last building). Our building is just a short 5 minute walk from the garage,  and there is a Silver Line stop out front. Upon arrival, please take the elevator from lobby to 5th floor. Workspace entrance is on your left. 

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SHYFT Analytics
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Reimagining Healthcare Analytics

Intelligent. Guided. Actionable. Contexual. Mobile. This is what healthcare analytics need to be in the 21st century. The life sciences industry is evolving quickly as new and rich data are creating tranformative change including bringing new drugs to market or delivering better patient outcomes. SHYFT's technology integrates clinical and commercial data from life science organizations as they evolve to new value-based care delivery models. Come experience first hand how the company is utilizing a modern and truly collaborative philosophy and workspace to address the highly technical data and analytic needs of life science users.  

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Brian Irwin

VP of Strategy, SHYFT Analytics
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Zackary King

CEO & Co-Founder, SHYFT Analytics

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SHYFT Analytics

SHYFT Analytics
SHYFT Analytics is a leading cloud analytics company within life sciences. The company plays an integral role as the industry continues to undergo dramatic transformation to deliver more personalized and value-based medicine.

Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SHYFT Analytics 203 Crescent Street, Waltham , MA 02453


Venture Development Center
Limited Capacity seats available

Nowhere in the city will you meet a group of 28 year olds who within one year raised $500,000,000 to write suicide message to cancer cells. Scientific American selected SQZ Biotech as 1 of the top 10 World Changing Ideas. Join SQZ and the VDC for an in-depth and focused look at the simple device that is changing the world.

GPS: University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA
Transit: We recommend taking the Red Line to JFK/UMass Station. From 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., a free shuttle bus takes you to and from the Campus Center. The trip normally takes 10 minutes.

Taxi/Uber/Lyft: Instruct the driver to take you to the UMass Boston Campus Center.

Driving: There are several parking lots around the campus. We recommend the Bayside Lot (200 Mt. Vernon Street). Free shuttles run Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., to the Campus Center. The trip normally takes ten minutes.

From the Campus Center, take the elevator from the Upper Level to Second Floor. Turn right, and walk the length of the building, then enter the catwalk. Walk straight ahead to Wheatley Hall. Take the elevator to the Third Floor. Turn left, and walk down the hallway until you reach a white-walled corridor with a glass door entrance to the Venture Development Center.


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Venture Development Center

Venture Development Center

Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Venture Development Center 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125