Refresh FAQ

Labiotech’s Refresh events are a new way interacting with the biotech community. The aim of the game is to gather the local biotech leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors in a free and down-to-earth setting where we can relax, have fun and be biotech nerds together. They are small events of around 50-100 people (depending on the space) with fireside chats from inspiring industry leaders, lots of networking opportunities, and free beer.

The events are held every two (or so) months in a different major European city where the biotech industry is hot. To keep ahead of the crowd, subscribe to our Meetup page to get notifications on when they’re coming. You can also have a look at the lineup for the year on the Refresh homepage.

To register to a Meetup you must first be subscribed to our page. Make yourself a Meetup account and just click subscribe! Once you’ve done that, go to the specific Refresh event you want to attend and click ‘yes’ under ‘Are you attending?’

You can also reserve a spot for a plus 1, 2 or even 3, so bring all your friends along. Only rule is they have to be friendly 😀

All of our Refresh events are 100% free! That also means free beer and snacks too 😉

Nope! Just bring your ID along. We want to avoid the annoying admin side of things as much as possible and save some trees at the same time.

These are informal interviews with awesome people who are doing amazing things in the industry. We like to think of them as a regular chat between friends by the fireside (though often you might have to imagine the fire). There will be two chats at each Refresh event, one with a local biotechnologist, one with someone not too local but really interesting. After the interview, there will be an opportunity to ask questions so you can find out everything you wanted to know. Of course, as these are informal events, you can always grab a beer and talk to our speakers afterward.

The Meetup platform is a fantastic way to organise events just like Refresh. The aim of Meetup is to connect real people in real life settings to create amazing things. That’s exactly what we want for our Refresh events so we thought we would utilize it!

We had so much fun at our big Refresh and definitely will want to do it all again. But we really want to meet all of our readers on a more personal level and be able to do this on a more regular basis. A cozy bar is a much better setting for this and now you get to see us every 6 weeks!

Do you have an idea on where we should go? Awesome! Fill in this super quick form to send us a location request and we will see if we can make it happen.

You do? That’s great! We can’t host Refresh without the help of our wonderful partners and sponsors. If you want to get more involved in Refresh and sponsor us, send a message to refresh@labiotech.eu. 

Wicked. We are always looking for cool speakers, so if you know anybody who can rock a room with biotech banter, let us know at refresh@labiotech.eu. 

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