The Digital RESI Europe Experience

10 Mar

By Gregory Mannix, Chief Conference Officer, Vice President International Business Development, LSN

The program guide and the “live” agenda will navigate you to the right RESI event and meeting.

A typical RESI conference attendee in the physical world receives the program guide and uses the agenda to plan out their day. So, the first hurdle for the digital event is how to navigate through a virtual conference? LSN is taking the “agenda page” of the Digital RESI Europe program guide and making it an interactive navigation vehicle for the three-day virtual event. All attendees will have 24/7 access to the RESI investor and workshop panels, Innovation Challenge finalist presentations, Featured Company Pitches, Exhibitor portal and, most importantly, an enhanced and expanded Partnering Platform.

The Digital RESI Europe Agenda.

LSN is going to embed links throughout the agenda that will allow RESI Europe attendees to easily navigate through all the aspects of the virtual conference. This means more opportunity to get at the amazing content presented by the who’s who of early stage global partnering. Click on the panel or workshop you wish to attend, and you will be connected to a prerecorded panel video. Click on the Partnering Platform of the agenda and be linked to a new enhanced partnering software powered by Meeting Mojo for your live video conference with screen sharing functionality. As compared to the standard 1-day physical conference, Digital RESI Europe Partnering has now been expanded to 12 hours per day over 3 days for you to maximize your number of meetings. Click on the company presentation you want to see/hear, and the prerecorded video will surface for your viewing pleasure. Click on the Exhibition Portal and see the 30 top ranked Innovation Challenge companies and meet all of our featured exhibitors and tech hubs.

LSN is fortunate in that for Digital RESI Europe to succeed, LSN must stick to our core value, which is matching early stage companies with early stage partners and facilitating 1:1 partnering meetings. If we get that bit right, we will have preserved our value. LSN is confident that the virtual meeting scenario will be a success and may be a new way to connect buyers and sellers!

1:1 Partnering Meetings

Digital RESI Europe is a dedicated global partnering event. RESI has the most powerful partnering platform because we can match companies and partners based on stage of development and product fit. The core value is our 1:1 partnering, that RESI has used since 2013. The partnering software is owned and operated by our partner Meeting Mojo, which is implementing a video meeting component embedded in the application. Any RESI attendee can use this video capability to “attend” their scheduled meeting. The challenge for all the attendees will be the geographic time zone issues and that may require some flexibility. Fortunately, being virtual and being able to extend the conference from a one day physical to a three-day virtual conference means more availability to find mutual time slots that will work for both parties.

Investor and Workshop Panels

RESI is unique in that we dedicate most of our panels to the ten categories of investors and partners who play in the early-stage space, cross-border and across the silos of drugs, devices, diagnostics and digital health. What attendees learn from these panels is who the right players are, the best way to reach out, how they source technology (including RESI), how they vet companies and how they help early stage companies with whom they have relationships develop. The information that entrepreneurs receive from these panels is invaluable in helping them understand the nuances of how all the different players in the space approach early stage startups.


Featured Company Pitch Session Presenting Companies

Early stage life science companies that are actively raising seed capital ($25k to 2 MM), Series A ($2 MM to 10 MM) or Series B ($10 MM to 50 MM) use RESI to get in front of a panel of qualified investors in their market segment and pitch their company and product. The investors ask questions, provide feedback and commentary on the pitch, company and product. These presentations are invaluable in the journey to raising capital. Digital RESI Europe will feature presenting companies prominently on the conference website, and program guide and will post a prerecorded version of their pitch. Investors and industry experts will be encouraged to submit written questions to the pitching companies.

LSN Created a Virtual Exhibitor Hall

The Exhibition Portal will feature all our Digital RESI Europe exhibitors and our Innovation Challenge finalists.

Innovation Challenge

RESI is world renowned for its Innovation Challenge where, at every RESI conference, we feature select companies that have been scored and ranked with the LSN expert system for “investability.” We take the top 30 firms who apply and feature them with an easel in the exhibition hall. LSN has created a virtual exhibition hall where partners can see their poster board and also hear them give a prerecorded 3-5-minute pitch on their technology. The Innovation Challenge participants are virtually voted on with “RESI cash” and the winners will be awarded prizes and get featured in the LSN weekly newsletter.

Virtual Exhibitor Hall

The RESI exhibitors and sponsors will be featured on a dedicated page with a virtual exhibitor booth, showcasing their services and the value they can provide. Participating tech hubs can highlight their programs and constituent companies.

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