The third annual Xconomy Awards Boston Gala was the biggest and most spectacular yet. More than 450 people from across the life science ecosystem came out to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center last month to celebrate the finalists over dinner and drinks, find out who got to take home the awards, and reconnect with friends and colleagues. Once again, it was the premier showcase of the city’s top talent. (Check out the photo slideshow above.)
Emcees Michael Gilman and Katrine Bosley did a stellar job and sure made it memorable, kicking off the program with a rendition of “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day, with Gilman on acoustic guitar and Bosley singing.
Another big highlight was Mark Levin of Third Rock Ventures accepting his Lifetime Achievement award. He gave a wonderful speech sharing tales from his four-decade career in biotech, and he recounted how he learned to be an effective leader through listening, humility, and getting people to speak up.
We’d like to thank our Platinum Sponsors: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Biogen, Brex, Eli Lilly and Company, Fish & Richardson, Promega, Skyhawk Therapeutics, Synthego, TriNet, and the UK Department for International Trade.
Gold Sponsors: Cooley, Dechert, Lyndra Therapeutics, Medpace, Sage Therapeutics, and Third Rock Ventures.
Silver Sponsors: Archbow Consulting, Blueprint Medicines, Cambridge Crossing, Catalog, DPS Group, Halloran Consulting Group, Morphic Therapeutic, and TRIA Architects.
And many thanks to Scott Chernis for the photos.
See you all next time!