Get Your Name Out – Win a Pitch Spot in the RESI Asia Innovation Challenge!

19 Sep

By Claire Jeong, Director of Research, Asia BD, LSN

claireAfter another successful RESI Boston last week, we are excited to talk about our inaugural RESI Asia events, RESI Shanghai (November 12th) and RESI Taipei (November 14th)!

Life Science Nation would like to invite all early-stage life science companies across the globe to apply for the RESI Asia Innovation Challenge through our online portal. Selected finalists will present a poster showcasing their company and technology at our exhibition hall on the day of RESI. All participants will be presented with “RESI Cash” to “invest” in their favorite technologies. This time, we have another special opportunity for the Innovation Challenge finalists!

For the very first time, our RESI Asia conferences will feature a full day track dedicated to pitch sessions, during which companies will present a short pitch in front of a panel of active investor judges. At both RESI Shanghai and RESI Taipei, companies who are selected for the Innovation Challenge will also be granted an opportunity to be part of a pitch session. In combination, the Innovation Challenge and pitch sessions will provide unparalleled exposure to participating early-stage companies who are seeking to meet and grow relationships with new and existing investors for their fundraising efforts.

To shed some light on what the Innovation Challenge is like from the participating company’s point of view, the 1st place winner of the Innovation Challenge at RESI Boston, Zepto Life Technology, shared some comments about their experience at RESI. Jason Payne, Director of Business Development & Investor Relations at Zepto, said, “The RESI Innovation Challenge provided a truly excellent opportunity for my team to showcase Zepto’s pioneering GMR-based “lab-on-a-chip” biotechnology, ahead of our firm’s upcoming $30 million Series A round in 1Q 2020. RESI’s team of well-practiced professionals equipped Zepto with expert guidance throughout each step of the process — from our team’s initial creation of Zepto’s poster through the entire RESI conference’s celebration of Zepto’s eventual 1st Place finish. Moreover, the RESI conference’s excellent web-based scheduling system allowed Zepto to launch our firm’s Series A outreach in style, introducing my team to numerous potential investors with a simple click of my mouse. Thanks to RESI, Zepto’s fundraising process is off to a wonderful start!”

Carmit Levy, CEO of ResMetrix Medical, 3rd place winner in the Innovation Challenge at RESI Boston, added, “The RESI Innovation Challenge provided a great opportunity for Resmetrix to present our unique wearable system for accurately monitoring lung disease patients at home and alert for early signs of deterioration. It opened the possibility to meet other participants that were interested to hear more about Resmetrix technology on top of the meetings that we set before with investors, through the wonderful meetup system on RESI website. Winning 3rd place in RESI challenge also exposed Resmetrix to additional potential investors. Thank you RESI for this great opportunity!”

I’ve also interviewed Soundable Health’s CEO Catherine Song, who won 1st place at the RESI Philadelphia Innovation Challenge in June (you can read it here).

Applying for the Innovation Challenge is free – get started on your application now!

RESI ASIA Innovation Challenge Deadline is Oct. 11th, 2019

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