Life Science Nation Scores A “Hat Trick” with the Third RESI in Toronto – April 10th at MaRS Discovery District

18 Jan

By Dennis Ford, Founder & CEO, Life Science Nation; Creator of RESI Conference Series

LSN is pleased to announce that RESI on MaRS is on schedule to land in Toronto April 10th, and JLABS and MaRS Discovery District will be the Title Sponsors. The big news here is that this event will be larger from an international perspective than previous RESI on MaRS events. The global early stage life science investor and partnering community has stepped up efforts to source technology assets throughout North America, and Toronto has a trove of up and coming startups across the domains of drugs, devices, diagnostics, and healthcare IT.

LSN has built a compelling group of investors and strategic partners (dubbed “the tribe”) that use the RESI conferences as a vehicle to source and vet new technologies. These investors all have a mandate to allocate capital resources in order to fill their portfolios and product pipelines and expand their global channels. LSN has already seen very strong interest from investors based in Asia, Europe and the U.S., who are vying for panel slots at the upcoming conference. RESI’s panels will feature investors from Asia-based pharma and strategics, global family offices, venture capital firms, angel syndicates, private equity, corporate venture, foundations and impact funds. The market is heating up for early stage technology, and 2018 looks like it will be a banner year for dynamic global partnerships.

Last year, RESI on MaRS hosted over 250 Canadian and international investors who participated over 900 meetings with fundraising CEOs and scientist-entrepreneurs in one day. These investors went to Toronto with mandates for investment and indeed fostered relationships that led to deals. Part of RESI on MaRS is the Innovation Challenge which will feature 30 top life science startups that has become a major draw for the investors that attend the event. The Innovation Challenge showcases these local startups on a global stage.

MaRS and JLABS will work together to showcase best-of-breed technology to the global players at this event. RESI is also part of the Toronto Health Innovation Week, which features a bevy of activity over the course of five days, leveraging the fact that RESI on MaRS will bring in the global players. Looking forward to seeing you on MaRS!

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