Join us for a Lunch and Learn featuring RIBio and Rhode Island Commerce! There will be a presentation followed by time for Q&A and open networking. This is a free event with lunch provided by the Venture Cafe team.

With the buildout of Rhode Island’s new State Health Lab, the future for RI life sciences looks bright! From life sciences startups spun out of Brown, URI and other RI universities to more established companies like Amgen, EpiVax, and Neurotech, Rhode Island’s life sciences community continues to grow and thrive. And even more exciting news, the launch of the Rhode Island Life Science Hub promises to bring more training and entrepreneurial resources and support to Rhode Island. Carol Malysz, Executive Director, RI Bio, and Lilia Holt, Business Development Associate Vice President, RI Commerce, will discuss these and other significant industry developments and their positive impact in Rhode Island and the region.


  • 11:45 AM: Arrive, check-in and grab lunch
  • 12:00 PM: Open remarks from Venture Cafe
  • 12:05 PM: Presentation from RIBio & RI Commerce
  • 12:35 PM: Open Q&A
  • 1:00 PM: Networking