Paris Here We Come! 🇫🇷


Paris get ready! 😍

Bonjour! We’re missing good cheese so we’re off to Paris 🇫🇷!

Following the successful edition last year, Labiotech is organising another meetup in Paris! This year, members of Labiotech Insider will get priority registration to the event. If you want to attend, make sure to join our membership before it’s too late!

As usual, we are welcoming 70 of our readers to meet and talk with some of the best biotech leaders out there. It will be an intimate after-work event with great content, networking and a lot of fun! Get ready to meet great people, listen to awesome speakers, and enjoy free beer. You will be able to find us at Neighborhood looking super cool in our Labiotech t-shirts.

Thanks to Neighborhood for being such a cool partner and both NIBC and J&J for supporting us. 😉

When and where is it?

Our next meetup is on September 18th, 2019 at Neighborhood (64 Avenue Pierre Grenier, 92100 Boulogne, France).

What’s on the program?

Theme of the meetup: “How to build successful biotech ecosystems: sharing experience from Paris to Cambridge”

06:30pm: Welcoming
07:00pm-07:20pm: Intro by Labiotech
07:20pm-08:00pm: Fireside chat with Jonathan Milner, Founder of Abcam & biotech entrepreneur
08:00pm-08:40pm: Fireside chat with Rafaèle Tordjman, Founder & CEO at
08:40pm-10:00pm: Drinks and Networking


Jonathan Milner, Founder of Abcam & biotech entrepreneur

Jonathan Milner is not so well known in Paris but nonetheless a biotech “Superstar” in the UK. After founding Abcam, he invested in more than 40 companies and has assisted three companies to IPO. He’s considered a founding father of the Cambridge biotech ecosystem and will tell us more about his experience in the UK and how other biotech hubs could benefit from this learning.


Rafaèle Tordjman, Founder & CEO at

Rafaèle will come back with us on her career as a successful VC (with Sofinnova Partners first and now her own fund) and the role she played as an advisor to many biotech companies. We will also explore the rise of the Paris biotech ecosystem as one of the most vibrant in Europe in the last years.

How can I join?

For Insider Members
If you are a member, you should have already received a link to register for the event. If you haven’t received it, send me a message at

For Non-Members
If you are not sure yet whether you want to become a member now or not, it’s totally fine! The registration is officially open now. We encourage you to sign up as early as possible due to the limited spots, or join Labiotech Insider Program to secure a place as a member! Plus, your membership also includes access to future events and exclusive content! 😊

What to expect?

  • Relaxed biotech event
  • 2 fireside chats with awesome speakers
  • Networking opportunities with the biotechnologists in your area
  • 70 attendees
  • Free beers and snacks
  • The unique Refresh vibe

Remember to leave your tie/blazers at home so you can chill out and be a biotech nerd in comfort.


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