Founding of BioAM: A community of passionate BioBusiness professionals came together to form
Rochester’s first “Startup Community”. The community has grown to over 100 members in just 10 months.
BioAM in Boulder: Self funded trip to Boulder, CO to study one of the most successful
entrepreneurial startup communities.
Partnership with Healthcare.mn: Early on, BioAM found a great partner in Peter Kane’s
Healthcare.mn. This Twin Cities-based group is quickly becoming THE community for Minnesota health
Passage of Destination Medical Center (DMC) Initiative in Rochester: The
State of Minnesota passed a bill granting $425 million dollars in State aid to the DMC over 20 years.
Combined with the $5.5 billion private investment over the same time period, the future for BioBusiness
looks bright in Rochester.
Mayo BioBusiness Accelerator Coordinator Hired: Rochester Economic
Development Inc. hired Xavier Frigola to coordinate the Mayo BioBusiness Accelerator. We look forward to
what Xavier will do in 2014 to push BioBusiness forward in Rochester.
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013: BioAM partnered with Cube Coworking to launch the
first Rochester Global Entrepreneurship Week. The week was filled with great entrepreneurial talks and
community events. BioAM held its first demo night featuring startups from Rochester and the Twin Cities.
Great BioBusinesses Continue to Emerge: Many businesses continue to emerge from
Mayo’s pipeline as well as independently in the city. BioMed, Omnis Pharma, Imanis Life Sciences and
What are we doing in 2014
Founders Series: A series of talks by successful BioBusiness entrepreneurs. The purpose of the talks will be to inspire
and encourage area BioBusiness entrepreneurs. These events will be recorded and released to the public on the
BioAM YouTube page.
BioBusiness Directory: A database of all local BioBusinesses that will serve as a link to businesses, people,
technology, jobs and investors in our region.
DMC Community Input for Commercial Research and Tech: BioAM hopes to play a large role
in the DMC’s commercial research and technology community outreach.
Launch of "BioBusiness Brief" Online Magazine: We will launch a custom Flipboard magazine with
BioBuisness and entrepreneurial content from across the web curated by members of the BioAM community. This
magazine will be available on the web as well as Android and iOS mobile devices.
Build Bridges to Twin Cities, Fargo, and Madison: We will strengthen or bond with the Twin Cities
as well as identify communities and opportunities in Fargo, ND and Madison, WI.
Kansas City Startup Community: We will self-fund a trip to Kansas City to study the newly emerging
startup community in the KC area.
BioBiz Camp: A two day “unconference” of local BioBusiness steakholders
Blog Posts from the Community: Regular interviews and guest blog posts by community members on the
BioAM blog site.
5-6 talks this year from BioBusiness
Outside AND INSIDE Rochester
Volunteer Opportunity: Funding, location,
marketing, and speakers
Summary of companies and resources
available in the community
Volunteer Opportunity: need someone to
set this up and manage it as well as
contributors to add content
BioBusiness Brief Magazine
Launched a few weeks
One or two day event bringing together
BioBusiness stakeholders in community
Discuss issues facing the community and
how we can move forward together
Volunteer Opportunity: Planning
Community Blog Posts
Volunteer Opportunity: Write a guest post
on BioAM or sit down for a video interview
Show the strength of the community!
My DMC Vision
A innovative city that is mentioned in the same breath as Silicon Valley and Boston when talking about life
sciences, medicine and technology.
Attracts top talent in science and engineering to our major employers as well as startups.
Attracting companies to our area that range from small startups to major corporations.
State of the art facilities that support and encourage development of great ideas.
An inclusive startup community where anyone with an idea, passion, and motivation can be successful.
Creates career choices outside of major employers and sets up a “revolving door of excellence” that sees
great people leaving and coming back to major employers thereby preventing organizational stagnation.
Innovative educational system that prepares students for mid 21st century jobs in Rochester and elsewhere.