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Supervisor Haney had the opportunity to visit IndieBio to learn more about the early stage companies in the accelerator’s program.

Biocom Holds Life Science Q&A Session with San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney

  • 2019-08-09T04:54:00.000+0000
  • Bay Area
  • Author: Melanie Cohn

On July 24th, Biocom member IndieBio played host to our first life science roundtable discussion with a San Francisco Supervisor. Supervisor Haney represents the bulk of Biocom’s San Francisco members in the Mission Bay, Tenderloin, Civic Center, SOMA, and surrounding neighborhoods.

The roundtable provided an opportunity for Supervisor Haney to visit a unique accelerator. IndieBio runs a startup program that provides accepted applicants with seed funding, lab space, and mentoring to prepare for scale up. Supervisor Haney toured the IndieBio facility to learn more about these fledgling companies, which are often researchers straight out of graduate programs or university research groups who pitch their projects to potential clients, partners, and investors during their graduation “demo day.”

Following his tour of IndieBio, Supervisor Haney sat down for a discussion with Biocom industry companies in his district to address pressing challenges, including housing and attracting talent, and to learn more about how our industry is creating jobs and economic activity throughout San Francisco. Biocom will continue to foster this relationship with Supervisor Haney as we build our policy presence in San Francisco.