First Coast Innovation Challenge Brings Top Tech Assets to Global Investors at RESI Boston

27 Sep

By Bryanna Allison, Business Development Manager, LSN

RESI wrapped up its 19th conference this month in Boston, with a record turnout and plenty of great connections made to move the needle in the life sciences. For some time now, the investors and strategic partners who regularly attend RESI have asked us to help them gain exposure to the earliest stage technologies being developed. Our idea was to create a new addition to the traditional RESI content and call it the First Coast Innovator’s Gathering, an event to showcase technology hubs from the “First Coast” – DC to Boston – and the early-stage companies being developed within their programs.

The feedback we got was extremely positive as the data below attests to:

  • 21 Tech Hubs had a table at the Gathering
  • 75 entrepreneurs from these Hubs attended
  • 36 projects presented a poster in the First Coast Exhibit area
  • 25 companies applied to the Pitching Competition
  • 8 finalists pitched to a panel of 6 investors
  • All the finalists were offered the chance to follow up with the panelists

RESI has become the conference of reference for connecting key players in the early-stage life science space. The turnout and level of engagement of investors, strategic partners, fundraising CEOs and specialized service providers is completely unique, and the Innovator’s Gathering in Boston has added a new dimension to the conference.

All of the positive feedback has encouraged us to adopt this format at future RESI conferences, so we are busy getting the word out to tech hubs in the Greater New York area for our upcoming New York conference to be held in Midtown Manhattan on November 5th.

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