“Shortening the distance between Kentucky and Massachusetts”

KY-MASS Turnpike

That is the goal of the KLSC/MassBio partnership. “The KyMass Turnpike” focuses on increasing capital and partnering opportunities for both states. It is a two way street. Kentucky companies need access to capital and partnerships outside of the Commonwealth. The Boston life sciences ecosystem needs new investments, research opportunities and to expand the reach of partnerships.  Kentucky provides a cost effective environment to incubate and validate ideas.

The reality is that rates of new startup formation in life sciences aren’t likely to increase dramatically in the near future, as none of the factors below are easily expanded

  1. There aren’t dozens of breakthrough biomedical ideas created every day.
  2. There are very few biotech venture investors still active today, and fewer still that are focused on early stage company creation.
  3. And of critical importance, it’s not easy to start biotech companies, and in most cases requires entrepreneurs with decades of apprenticeship inside larger R&D organizations.  Seasoned veterans willing to take startup risks are relatively rare and highly sought after.

We can’t control the first or second, but via the KyMass Turnpike, we can impact the third!


There are several sponsorship opportunities throughout the year. Please email us to find out which are best for you.

With sponsorship comes recognition. It is an ideal way to raise your profile with KLSC members and reach potential clients and investors. We work with all of our sponsors to effectively meet their marketing goals while promoting the advancement of the industry.

There are a range of sponsorships available, and most events have special sponsorship opportunities. They can include:

  • Title sponsorship

    Top line recognition and national distribution through social media

  • Scholarships

    A great way to sponsor an event and increase attendance

  • Sponsor a speaker

    Available for events or signature events

  • Signage at specific events

  • Website placements

    Year long presence

  • Newsletter sponsorship

    A great way to reach membership on a regular basis

  • Reception sponsorship at signature events

  • Sponsor tables at national meetings and signature events

  • Program guide visibility

  • Complimentary registration

There are several sponsorship opportunities throughout the year.

Please email us to find out which are best for you.

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