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Why Failure is Falling Upwards ​​​​​​​– Learn from Entac Medical Founder, Buddy Lyons, and Find Out How RESI became Part of the Success Story

19 Nov

By Rory McCann, Marketing Manager & Conference Producer, LSN

Failure is an unwelcome companion on the entrepreneurial journey, and one most founders avoid at all costs. To Buddy Lyons, Founder and CEO of Entac Medical, failure (or the threat of it) can play an integral role in a company’s development, growth, and eventual success. Entac Medical is developing non-invasive devices for diagnosis, particularly to surgical patients. Hear their story and listen to my conversation with Buddy about the earliest days of Entac, and what got them through the most trying times.


CMO Dr. John Cromwell is representing Entac Medical at Life Science Nation’s Healthtech Partnering Week, January 11-15, 2021. He is leading a panel discussion on AI-enabled technology within medical devices at 4D Meets AI, January 14-15, 2021. Learn more and sign up to join at

Boost Your Exposure at Healthtech Partnering Week – Apply for the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC)

19 Nov

By Claire Jeong, Vice President of Investor Research, Asia BD, LSN

claireWe are now accepting applications for the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge at Healthtech Partnering Week, taking place January 11-15, 2021.

The Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC) is an opportunity for start-ups to boost their exposure and showcase their technology to conference attendees, particularly investors. Each company will be provided with a dedicated landing page on our virtual agenda, which will include their pitch video, slide deck, executive summary, and any other materials companies wish to feature on their page. In addition, the companies pitch to a panel of judges featuring active investors and prominent industry experts, and participate in a live Q&A. These sessions will provide valuable insights and feedback, as well as build connections between fundraising founders and potential strategic partners.

If you are a fundraising CEO, you do not want to miss out on this opportunity.

Example of a Company’s Landing Page

New Sponsoring Opportunities at LSN’s Quarterly Healthtech Partnering Week

12 Nov

By Dennis Ford, Founder and CEO, Life Science Nation (LSN); Creator, Redefining Early Stage Investment (RESI) Conference Series, 4D Meets AI Conference, and Longevity, Health & Innovation Conference; Architect, Focus on Cures Accelerator; Owner, Boston Innovation Capital (BIC); Member, SPIC/FINRA Advisory Firm

New Sponsorship Program

Life Science Nation (LSN) has built a sourcing and funding global superstructure featuring elite global technology assets and the investors, Pharma and channel partners who seek them. The international infrastructure consists of early-stage life science buyers and sellers, each with updated curated data profiles that are matched up at LSN’s dedicated partnering events. In 2021, these partnering events will join forces to become a global quarterly Healthtech Partnering Week, featuring RESI, 4D Meets AI, as well as Longevity, Health & Innovation partnering conferences. These events will take place in conjunction with global life science hubs, enabling fundraising CEOs to leverage the partnering system as part of a global capital raising campaign. Sponsorship at these events help companies gain unprecedented visibility into the early-stage life science community, and also leverage LSN’s close-knit network of key decision-makers to make promising connections with future clients and strategic partners. The sponsorship program is designed to help organizations increase global exposure through high visibility branding and messaging, target and source assets and strategic partnerships, advertise products and services through programming and direct contact with industry leaders. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, download our sponsorship brochure.

The Digital Experience: 2020-2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged the global economy and business climate, but LSN has not slowed down. On the contrary, LSN has accelerated since March 2020 through its focus on deal-making. LSN partnering conferences are experiential, interactive, and focus on building relationships and successful transactions. LSN stands out among other educational life science networks for this mission. LSN’s continued mission has been to connect buyers and sellers to move the needle in the early-stage life science partnering arena. Partnering is neither a trend nor conference sideshow, rather an essential matching exercise that needs curated profiles of both the buyer and the seller, and an integrated search feature that can match companies based on mutual fit.

Matching Buyers and Sellers Together

LSN matches buyers and sellers based on stage of development and product fit through curating detailed up-to-date profiles of every constituent of the two groups. This method enables efficient partnering at LSN events and avoids empty tables and ill-fitting meetings. Matching requires profile curation and detailed database management, therefore, a large volume of LSN resources go towards maintaining and constantly improving this imperative feature. In addition to efficient matching, LSN offers educational resources available to fundraising executives including LSN CEO, Dennis Ford’s book, The Life Science Executive Fundraising Manifesto which guides scientist-entrepreneurs through the concepts of building branding and messaging. Additional resources include free tutorials and webinars aimed at preparing CEOs to book meetings with investors effectively, which includes adroit messaging and a 4-step follow-up process, which has been proven to advance the needle from 4-6 meetings to 12-20 meetings. Fundraising is a numbers game and understanding how to get the most of out of these global partnering events is the key to a successful capital raise.

Partnering is an Ongoing Experiential Activity

The LSN partnering theme is that it is a crucial, ongoing, and experiential activity. LSN believes that partnering cannot be done once or twice a year, as business deals do not work that way. In the life science arena, it can take 9-18 months to put a deal together. This means that all buyers and sellers need a simple, low-cost, straight-forward vehicle to meet and engage monthly in order to find new opportunities for their respective pipelines, advance a conversation, continue to vet and develop a relationship, or close deals. LSN’s recent entrée of digital events has proved and invigorated this concept. Life science is a virtual third-party service domain, making a new, hybrid, global ecosystem timely and compelling. We look forward to advancing life-saving deals through our Healthtech Partnering Weeks, and hope you’ll consider partnering with us. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, download our sponsorship brochure.

Want to learn more? The business development team at Life Science Nation is available to answer questions and share additional details to help you meet your partnership goals!

Greg Mannix
Chief Conference Officer, Vice President International BD

West Coast (USA)
Candice He

Director of Pacific Region & Global Investment Strategist

East Coast (USA)
Ashley Zborowski

Director of Business Development

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