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19th Annual Awards Celebration Presented by AGC Biologics

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022
Seawell Ballroom at Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1350 Arapahoe St
Denver, CO 80204 United States

Join CBSA for our 19th Annual Awards Celebration Presented by AGC Biologics to mark the memorable milestones and honor the incredible people behind Colorado’s health innovations.


Awards Celebration: Toast Your Success

We will celebrate our community at a new location, the beautiful Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. We will honor the movers and shakers in our ecosystem with our prestigious awards. The annual celebration highlights the spirit and drive of Colorado’s vibrant life sciences ecosystem, bringing together hundreds of leaders and innovators to applaud our successes and look ahead to the coming year.

Thank you to our cocktail reception sponsors: Azzur Group, Fisher Scientific, and GRAIL.

Table (Includes 8 seats) | $2,000

Individual Ticket | $250

Tickets and tables are non-refundable.

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Keynote Speaker:  Allison Massari, “The Fire Within”

Keynote speaker, Allison Massari, knows that health innovators have the power to transform lives. When Allison was 32, she survived a devastating car accident and sustained severe second and third degree burns on over 50% of her body. Her recovery and eventual healing was achieved through a combination of determination, hope, and courage, and involved years of pain medications, antibiotics, and other necessary medications to support her in building the triumphant life she lives today.

Allison’s heroic story of overcoming extreme odds and finding remarkable success in her personal and professional life could not have happened without the help of the dedicated professionals in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. With vision, clarity, and compassion, Allison shares the potent life lessons that she learned on each step of her path after she was severely burned in a fire and faced seemingly insurmountable odds.


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Emcee:  Mike Huckman
Healthcare company strategic advisor, BIO Board of Directors member, and former CNBC reporter Mike Huckman will serve as the emcee for CBSA’s 19th Annual Awards Celebration.
Huckman advises leading life sciences companies, from large-cap pharmaceuticals to startups. At CNBC, he reported on the financial markets and the economy as well as established a specialty in coverage of the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device sectors. He earned a reputation as a go-to journalist on breaking stories in the life sciences and for scoring dozens of exclusive interviews with CEOs and key opinion leaders. Before arriving at CNBC, Mike was a local TV news reporter for nearly 18 years.


Nominations for Company of the Year, Rising Star, and Educator of the Year

Nominations for a deserving company or educator are now closed. All winners will be announced live during the Innovation Awards Celebration on November 16, 2022.

Thank you to our Awards Presentation Sponsor for Rising Star, Higginbotham.

Thank you to our awards supporting sponsors: BIO, Biodesix, CAI, GBA Builders, OEDIT, Richtr Financial Studio, and Sage Law Group.

Thank you to our Wine Host, Wilson Sonsini.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available now! Contact Emily Martini, Vice President of Partnerships, for inquiries.




Table Sponsors




Clinically Media


Colorado BioScience Association

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Editas Medicine

Essent Biologics

Fitzsimons Innovation Community


Hogan Lovells

Innosphere Ventures

KBI Biopharma


Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation


Terumo BCT

The Dagnon Group

Umoja Biopharma

Venture Partners at CU Boulder