February Luncheon

144 N. Sixth St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Muhammad Ali Center
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

NEW TIME!! Doors open at 11:45 a.m. with lunch at noon. Stick around after the lunch ends at 1 p.m. for networking!

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Join Venture Connectors on Wednesday, Feb. 6, to hear the inspiring success story of Crestwood, Ky.-based Apellis Pharmaceuticals Inc. from President and CEO Cedric Francois, MD, PhD. He will share his experiences with taking the pharmaceutical company public, as well as finding/attracting talent and securing funding. Dr. Francois will also share his perspective on changes in the local entrepreneurial climate during the past decade.

Apellis is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutic compounds for the treatment of a broad range of life-threatening or debilitating autoimmune diseases. Dr. Francois co-founded the company in September 2009, and it now has clinical and manufacturing operations all over the world.

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Event Contact:
Amy Higgs
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