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Who can become a member of Life Science Tennessee?

Membership is open to companies, organizations, educational institutions, or government office involved with and interested in advancing the investment, research, commercialization, technology, or products in the life science industry.


Examples include:

Bioscience companies

Service providers to bioscience companies

Manufacturers

Colleges and universities

Research organizations

Non-profits and government agencies

 

Are there membership options for individuals?

No. Individuals may join our mailing list, but membership is reserved for companies and organizations. If you are a single-employee business, a startup or are otherwise self-employed we have a low membership rate of $200 a year.

 

If my company is a subsidiary of a current member, am I a member?

Maybe. Membership is based on legal status. If your subsidiary is incorporated as a separate business or entity, then you would not be a member and would need to join independently.


Organizational divisions, departments, or offices that fall under the legal umbrella of the parent corporation however are considered members, as long as the parent corporation's membership is in good standing.


How do I find out if my company or organization is already a member?

To find out if your company is already a member of Life Science Tennessee click here to browse our online directory. If your company or organization is listed as a member, simply call 615-242-8856 or email us info@lifesciencetn.org to be registered and receiving membership benefits via your company membership.


What term length are memberships?

Membership is based on the standard calendar year. This allows Life Science Tennessee to focus on a membership renewal campaign at the beginning of every year as memberships are renewed every January.


New members can join any time in the year and pay a prorated amount for membership based on the month in which they join. The prorated billing is done to satisfy a full year + the remaining months of the current calendar year.


Example: A membership for a 100-person company ($2,500) that joined on Oct 1, 2015 would be paid in full upon joining and then billed for $750 the following January 1 to complete their 2016 membership dues. Membership thereafter is billed on January 1.

 

What is the cost of membership?

Membership is calculated by the total number of employees employed by your company or organization. 

Annual sponsorships are also given full membership status along with additional benefits including, advertising opportunities, event hosting, event passes, and more.


A specific membership dues chart can be found here

 

Is there an introductory membership rate for emerging or start-up bioscience companies?

Yes. Startup life science companies that are less than three years incorporated and have raised less than $250,000 in equity funding pay a $200 membership rate.


Is there a single-person consultant rate?

Yes. Consultants who have no other partners, employees or corporate affiliations pay a $200 membership rate.

 

How can I pay for membership?

Life Science Tennessee accepts major credit cards and corporate checks. Payment can be made online, over the phone at 615-242-8856, or by sending a check to:


Life Science Tennessee
Attention: Membership
217 5TH Ave North Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37219

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