By Shaoyu Chang, MD, MPH, Senior Research Manager, LSN
For the first time ever, RESI is taking the Innovation Challenge to MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada on June 23. The competition will feature 30 handpicked early stage innovators from MaRS and across North America.
From a competitive pool of applicants, these entrepreneurs have been selected by LSN’s scientific validation team based on their scientific merit and “investor readiness.” The 30 companies bring together cutting-edge innovations across healthcare IT, biotech, medical device, and diagnostics.
Meaningful connection is key to RESI Innovation Challenge. Instead of a traditional 15-minute pitch contest, the companies will receive a presentation space in the exhibition hall for the full day of the conference to showcase their innovations to investors and fellow entrepreneurs. LSN has found repeatedly that companies presenting in this venue interact with more investors—and with more meaningful dialogues.
To add some friendly competition to the mix, the RESI Innovation Challenge invites all attendees to participate in a virtual investment contest. At the start of the day, each attendee will receive “RESI Cash” to allocate to the entrepreneurs whose technologies they expect will be most influential. The capital that was invested will be tallied up and the top three winners will be featured in our RESI newsletter recap that will go out to LSN’s 23,000 newsletter readership.
- First Prize: Complimentary tickets to 3 RESI Conference Series events of your choice (2 tickets per event)
- Second Prize: Complimentary tickets to 2 RESI Conference Series events of your choice (2 tickets per event)
- Third Prize: Complimentary tickets to 1 RESI Conference Series event of your choice (2 tickets)
Whether you are an investor, an entrepreneur, or a service provider, make sure you check out the exhibit hall to meet with some of the top innovators in the field and invest your “RESI Cash.” We will see you there!