See the Photos: Timmerman Report East Coast Launch Party

About nine months ago, I booked plane tickets for the whole family to go to Boston. The plan was to run the Boston Marathon, and maybe do a little sight-seeing.

I didn’t realize at the time it would turn into a business trip. Oh, but it did, and what a great business-and-pleasure trip it was.

After Timmerman Report went live on Feb. 2, I figured it would make sense to have a launch party for subscribers in Boston while in town for the marathon. The party was a smash hit. It drew a diversified group of about 125 people from around the Boston biotech hub. There were CEOs, venture capitalists, heads of R&D and business development, finance people, communications people, postdocs, journalists and scientists. The audience was a close reflection of the reader demographics taking shape at this new subscription publication.

Special thanks go out to Pfizer for graciously hosting this reception at its new building at 610 Main Street in Cambridge. Thanks as well to Kayana Szymczak, who took all the photos. You can click on the thumbnail images below for a larger view.

Thanks to all of you who have subscribed, plan to subscribe, contributed a story tip, or passed along an encouraging word. This has been a wonderful experience. If the TR were a marathon, I’ve just barely crossed the starting line in Hopkinton.


See the Photos: Timmerman Report West Coast Launch Party

Entrepreneurs know what it’s like to dream big and take risk, so they naturally tend to support people who do the same. For that, I’m immensely thankful.

I was blown away, and humbled, by the words of encouragement I heard last week at the Timmerman Report launch party in my hometown of Seattle. There was a great mixed crowd of biotech entrepreneurs, executives, students, postdocs, journalism friends, and my family (including a certain scene-stealing toddler).

Special thanks go out to Alexandria Real Estate Equities for allowing me to use the Agora Conference Center for the party. Seattle-based photographer Robert Wade was on hand, and took all of the great candid photos you see in the gallery below. Matt and Carlin Pressnall unfortunately couldn’t make it, but I wanted to make sure to thank them for designing and developing a first-rate reading experience for biotech professionals who use laptops, tablets, or smartphones.

With that, here are some of the photo highlights. There will be many more at the East Coast launch party on Apr. 16 at Pfizer Cambridge. You can click on the thumbnail images for a larger view.


Come to Pfizer Cambridge for the East Coast Launch Party

Timmerman Report is coming to Boston next month for, oh, two of the bigger events of my life.

Please mark your calendars for the first event—the Timmerman Report East Coast Launch Party. It will be 4-6 pm Thursday, Apr. 16 at Pfizer Cambridge, 610 Main Street, Cambridge, Mass.

This will be a free gathering to thank the first wave of subscribers to this new independent biotech journalism venture. I expect a high-powered crowd of biotech CEOs, scientists, investors, and entrepreneurs. There won’t be any official program, just some food and drink and fellowship. There will also be a door prize or two. Sources say some slick New Balance running shirts may be involved.

That brings me to the question of beer. Adult beverages and snacks will be available, but sadly, I will not partake. Water will be my drink of choice. That’s because the party is just 3.5 days before I’m set to run in the Boston Marathon for the first time. I’m not going to let some beer and snack cravings slow me down.

I have one request. Although the event is free, please RSVP here so we have an accurate headcount and you can sign in seamlessly at the front desk at Pfizer Cambridge. That’s it. See you there Apr. 16.