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Created at the CU Denver Anschutz Medical Campus in 2015, the Academia Industry Alliance (AIA) has already grown to include 218 postdoctoral fellows, research associates, engineers, and graduate and medical students. Since establishment, we have organized 7 major networking events with more than 400 academics and nearly 200 different life science companies. You can learn more about us at: http://www.ucdenver.edu/aia

As members of AIA, we are interested in learning more about how to transition to the industry, how to create a company, and how to succeed in the biotech/life sciences sphere. We established a number of networking platforms, such as the Brews and Biotech Happy Hour (BBHH), in the hopes that we can help foster networking for collaborations, talent- and resource-seeking relations, and potentially bridge the gap for academics into industry for their next step. For example, conversing about the experiences of individuals in the industry in the casual BBHH setting is invaluable to AIA members. Not only could we gain some insight from those in the biotech/life sciences sphere, but the event may be a great opportunity for company members to meet potential collaborators or local young talent who could add valuable skills and/or expertise to their company in the future.

Join us every third Thursday of the month from 5-7:30pm at Ursula Brewery, adjacent to Anschutz Medical Campus, to tap into CU talent over drinks during this great networking opportunity!

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May BBHH and 2019 Rocky Mountain Biotechnology Symposium

Join us for the 5th Annual Rocky Mountain Biotechnology Symposium (RMBTS) and BBHH! This is a once-a-year opportunity to network with scientists across the Colorado Biotech, pharmaceutical, digital health, and medical device companies, and hear about their exciting research and products. There will be free light breakfast and lunch during the day of 22 short talks by different companies, and a Keynote panel of CEOs and scientists from several companies. Following the RMBTS will be our monthly Brews and Biotech Happy Hour (BBHH) at Ursula Brewery from 5:00-7:30pm, where we will have a free meal and beer from a food truck for 80 attendees!

Brews and Biotech Happy Hour (BBHH)

Ursula Brewery

Come chat, grab a beer, and network with us at Ursula Brewery! As always, we host this Happy Hour on the third Thursday of every month - hope to see you there!

Brews and Biotech Happy Hour (BBHH)

Ursula Brewery

Come chat, grab a beer, and network with us at Ursula Brewery! As always, we host this Happy Hour on the third Thursday of every month - hope to see you there!

Brews and Biotech Happy Hour (BBHH)

Ursula Brewery

Come chat, grab a beer, and network with us at Ursula Brewery! As always, we host this Happy Hour on the third Thursday of every month - hope to see you there!

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Brews and Biotech Happy Hour (BBHH)

Ursula Brewery

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