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October 1, 2016

Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: 45 Carleton Street, MIT Building E25, MA 02142

The annual CABA Investment Symposium is an influential event attracting prominent entrepreneurs, investors, biotech and pharma executives, academic and industry scientists, as well as professionals from the legal, finance, and healthcare fields. Past symposiums were extremely well attended. We expect the number of attendees for this year's event to be around 300.


Confirmed speakers:

Fred H. Mermelstein, Ph.D., Ascential Asset Managment 

Bihua Chen, CEO, Cormorant Asset Managerment 

DA Gros, CBO, Alnylam Pharma 

Shallwei Sun, (co-founder)/CEO, Callisyn Biomedical  

Yuanhua Ding/Libing Yu, Pfizer/NetVation 

Stuart Berzin, Merrill Lynch  

Dr. Xiaochang Dai, CEO, KPC Pharmaceutical Inc 

Michael Draper, Sanofi External Innovation Group 

Steven Wang, PhD, CFA, Managing and Founding Partner, Highlight Capital 

David D. Lu, President & CIO, Summit Investments Group

Gwen Ren CFP®, Portfolio Manager / CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management


The concurrent program “CABA 1:1 Partnering” is an effective way to connect investors and entrepreneurs/companies. It features half-hour 1:1 private meetings between pre-selected high quality entrepreneurs/companies. Meetings are pre-scheduled through a two-way selection process and hosted in the satellite rooms next to the auditorium of the CABA Investment & Entrepreneurship Symposium.

This Year

• 8 prominent Venture Capitalists and 20 promising companies have joined already!

• Limited number of VC and project vacancies still available.


To join 1:1 Partnering, contact:




CABA members: FREE; Non-members: $30. On-site membership registration to CABA is available. ($30 annual membership fee due for professional, and $15 for student)

*MIT students are free to attend.

(Please do the online registration to reserve your lunch ticket. We need a head-counts to order the lunch! Thanks.)

Lunch and coffee will be provided.

Free Parking


Question? Please contact conference chair Dr. Kevin Fang: 

Online Registration Instruction

Please fill out the following form to register for the symposium. If you are currently a member, please use the same email address as used for your membership registration. If you use a different email address and the system can not recognize it, please come to the event front desk for help or send an email to If you are not a member, you can elect to become a member or Not at this time. You can always change your membership status at the event front desk. Please send an email to if you have any question. Please use a phone number with format xxx-xxx-xxxx. Thanks.


Click here to register


Click here to access Program Book