Biotech Showcase
Join us virtually
January 10–12, 2022 &January 17–19, 2022

Sara Jane Demy
CEO and Founder at Demy-Colton

Profile

Sara is one of the most influential networkers and connectors in the life sciences industry. As the CEO & Founder of Demy-Colton, a leading life sciences events organizer, she brings more than 22 years of experience launching, developing, and shaping high-profile investor and business development conferences in the healthcare industry.

In 2008, Sara founded Demy-Colton, a company dedicated to facilitating growth in life sciences and digital medicine, through the creation of compelling industry conferences and virtual events. She is committed to fostering the support and advancement of entrepreneurs and companies that are focused on bringing innovative new therapies to improve patient lives and care.

Sara is a fierce advocate for diversity in all forms and has made a commitment to fostering inclusion in all Demy-Colton events, both in-person and virtual. As one of the founders of Biotech Showcase, she led the movement on calling out “manels,” and made a commitment to ensure gender diversity on all panels, at all events.

Prior to founding Demy-Colton, Sara was Vice President for Business Development and Investor Relations at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). During her tenure, she led the launch of the BIO CEO & Investor Conference, BIO Investor Forum, BIO Asia, regional investor forums, the Business Forum at BIO’s annual meeting. She expanded BIO-Europe, helped launch BioEurope Spring, and BioEquity, and developed the partnering system that is now an important component of all biopharma business development meetings.

Sara was also Director for Foreign Investment at the Empire State Development Corporation, which has a mission of making New York a location of choice for international companies. One of her clients was Beecham Pharmaceuticals, now a part of GSK, which was looking to build a 600-person ethical research facility. It was through her work with Beecham that she was introduced to the then nascent biopharma industry and ultimately, BIO. Sara holds a BA in International Relations from the University at Albany.