RESI Philadelphia: Check Out the Program Guide Now

30 May

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

The next Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference is right around the corner, and we are excited to release the digital program guide in anticipation of the event! The RESI conference was created to bring early-stage companies together with early stage investors and strategic channel partners. The theme is to maximize the capability of ­finding partners who are a ­fit for the stage of development and product of a fi­rm. With attendance close to venue capacity and meetings slots filling up, there are many opportunities to make successful connections, for investors, channel partners and startups.

Seeking funding for life science companies comes with multiple challenges. First, there is an abundance of early-stage companies seeking capital in the US and globally, as a result of immense governmental R&D support at life science technology hubs around the world. These companies, whether university spin-outs or independently founded, ­find themselves competing for a limited amount of regional capital, and many of them require strategic advice to help launch and stage a successful global fundraising campaign.

Second, it can be extremely dif­ficult to ­find and get in front of the active investors in the space, be they angels, family of­fices, VCs, PE, or Pharma. This is often due to the sheer volume of deal opportunities in their inbox, making it hard for the startup to differentiate itself. Compounding the early stage funding dynamic is the lack of a public face for many family of­fices, most choosing to be in stealth mode under the radar screen, posing yet another challenge to getting in front of the right investor.

What’s unique about RESI is that the event is cross border and cross domain. RESI focuses squarely on connecting startups with 10 categories of global investors across the silos of Drugs, Devices, Diagnostics and Digital Health, the “4 Ds”. RESI caters to both the earliest stage startups, those seeking grants, seed and angel capital, and the early stage firms who seek series A and B funding. Because LSN organizes a RESI conference every few months, fundraising CEOs and investment partners can incorporate RESI into their monthly global business activities.

Take a look at the RESI Philadelphia program guide to see the content scheduled, including an amazing line up of panelists, as well as the exciting companies participating in the Innovation Challenge and Innovators’ Pitch Challenge. See you next week!

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