RESI Innovation Challenge Now Accepting Applications

16 Jul

By Shaoyu Chang, MD, MPH,  Senior Research Analyst, LSN

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The Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) Conference is back in Boston on September 16, and we are looking for innovative life science companies to participate in the RESI Innovation Challenge. If you are a scientist-entrepreneur or fundraising CEO actively looking for raising capital, the RESI Innovation Challenge is for you.


Out of hundreds of applicants, Life Science Nation’s internal scientific review board will choose the top 30 companies to present their technologies in an exhibition-style format throughout the full-day conference. Presenters will gain additional exposure to investors and potential partners by showcasing their companies and products in a poster board format. Unlike traditional 5- to 15-minute pitch presentations that do not allow any real one-on-one interaction and provide no actionable feedback from investors, the RESI Innovation Challenge enables executives to pitch directly to attendees, which can generate more in-depth and frequent conversations with investors throughout the event.

The RESI Innovation Challenge winners are declared by accumulating “RESI Cash” votes. Each attendee receives “RESI Cash” to “invest” in the Innovation Challenge companies with the most exciting technologies. The top three companies that receive the most investor dollars by the end of the conference will win one of the following prizes:

  • First prize winner of the RESI Innovation Challenge will receive a complimentary subscription to the LSN Investor Platform for a year.
  • Second prize winner will receive two complimentary RESI tickets, to be used within 12 months.
  • Third prize winner will receive one complimentary RESI ticket, to be used within 12 months.


Previous RESI Innovation Challenge first prize winners include Redox (Madison, WI) from RESI@TMCx, Empiriko (Newton, MA) from RESI Boston 3, ORIG3N (Boston, MA), from RESI Boston 2, and Kineta (Seattle, WA) from RESI San Francisco.

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