Analytica 2010 will bring new and experienced life-science entrepreneurs together with investors for the second Finance Day on 26 March, 2010.
Organised by Goingpublic Media, the information event is being held in the Biotech Forum and includes panel discussions and presentations on the latest financing trends in the biotech sector.
Markus Hofelich, managing editor of the special biology edition of Goingpublic magazine and organiser of Finance Day, said: 'Finance Day at Analytica is the right platform for anyone who wants to speak to today's financiers directly and better understand how they think.
'For an entire day, we will be introducing financing models to entrepreneurs and start-ups, giving them practical tips on the right way to address investors.' He added: 'We will also examine current market trends.' Dr Peter Terhart, chairman of the board of BVK (German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association) will discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with early-phase financing for life-science start-ups.
High-Tech-Grunderfonds, represented by its investment director Marco Winzer, will join Prof Horst Domdey, managing director of Bio-M Biotech Cluster Development, to discuss the effects that the economic crisis and early-phase financing models are having on one another.
There will also be a panel discussion on the topic of venture capital with representatives of investment companies such as TVM Capital, MIG Verwaltungs and Global Life Sciences Ventures, as well as Max Planck Innovation.
This year's Finance Day also focuses on specific themes.
For example, in a panel discussion on the topic of white biotechnology, the chairman of Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie (CLIB), Dr Manfred Kircher, the managing director of Bio-M, Prof Haralabos Zorbas, and other industry representatives will discuss the prospects for this key industry and the pioneering role that German companies and institutions play in this sector.
Finance Day also has a portion of the agenda devoted to the relationship and prospects of life-science and biotech companies that are listed on the stock exchange.
Dr Jorg Ritter, partner at Holme Roberts and Owen, will also be giving a presentation.
He will examine the demands that Islamic investors from the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) place on life-science investments.
Finance Day 2010 will also feature the elevator pitch, a format for start-ups that gives them a chance to present their business ideas to participating investors in 5min presentations.
Analytica 2010 is being held at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from 23-26 March, 2010.