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RESI San Francisco 2020 Innovation Challenge Finalists Selected

19 Dec

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

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We’re excited to announce the RESI San Francisco Innovation Challenge finalist companies (just in time for the holidays!). With RESI San Francisco being our most popular event, over 150 innovative companies across therapeutics, devices, diagnostics, and digital health applied to participate.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Innovation Challenge, this is a competition we organize at every RESI conference. Finalists will bring a posterboard showcasing their company and technology, which will be presented at a dedicated exhibition hall for the entire day. All attendees will be provided with “RESI Cash”, which they can use to “invest” in their favorite, most innovative companies. The Top 3 winners with the most RESI Cash will be announced during our cocktail reception.

Whether you will be attending RESI San Francisco or not, we highly recommend that you check out these companies through their clickable logos and see what they have to offer. Best of luck to the participating companies, and we look forward to seeing all of the incredible technologies next month on January 14th!

Therapeutics

Medical Devices

 

Diagnostics

Digital Health

Last Call for RESI SF Innovation Challenge Applications!

5 Dec

By Karen Deyo, Senior Investor Research Analyst, LSN

The deadline for applying to the RESI SF Innovation Challenge is tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 6th, and this is the last call for companies to submit their applications for consideration. The Innovation Challenge is a unique competition, where companies are selected using criteria such as innovativeness, stage of development, market size and opportunity and competitive landscape. The top companies, identified for their ‘investability,’ present posters in the exhibit hall on the day of the conference, competing for ‘investments’ of ‘RESI Cash’ from attendees to win prizes.

Participation in the Innovation Challenge can benefit finalists in many ways, including the increased exposure gained by the feature in the LSN Newsletter, the printed RESI Program Guide, as well as onsite signage at RESI. In addition, companies that actively seek ‘investments’ from attendees find that this can lead to many productive ad hoc meetings, furthering their fundraising campaigns in sometimes unexpected ways.

Click here to apply to the Innovation Challenge – good luck!

 

NEW! RESI Launches Featured Company Pitch Session

27 Nov

By Karen Deyo, Senior Investor Research Analyst, LSN

Are you looking to raise a private financing round or find a strategic partner for your life science startup?  The 27th Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) Partnering Conference is offering an opportunity to present your firm at our San Francisco event taking place on January 14th, 2020 event taking place at the Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel near Union Square. We expect 500+ early stage investors to attend RESI San Francisco 2020, making this a unique opportunity to get your company’s message out.

Featured Pitch Sessions

Early Stage firms seeking licensing deals or Seed, Angel, Series A or B funding can secure a 15-minute presentation slot at the upcoming RESI Partnering Conference.  With RESI’s focused audience of life science investors, and a 1:1 ratio of investors to startups, presenting at RESI is a unique opportunity to get in front of early stage partners. RESI will host over 500 global early stage investors ranging from family offices and angels to strategic Pharma and MedTech players. Presenting at RESI gives companies an opportunity to build their profile.

If your firm is interested in presenting in the Early Stage Company Pitch Sessions please click below.  You will be required to submit a two-page executive summary and 10-12 page pitch deck with your application.

Deadline for applications December 12th 2019.

Fee structure

  • RESI registration fee per attendee (register here)
  • Presentation fee per company:  $1,500 

Who should present?

Any life science company that is developing products in the Drugs, Devices, Diagnostics or Digital Health arena and is seeking licensing or investment.

Presentation Details:

  • Early Stage companies are invited to request a 15-minute company presentation.
  • Presenting companies will be featured in the LSN Newsletter, RESI website and in the RESI conference program guide.

What about the RESI Innovation Challenge?

Those who are familiar with RESI know of the RESI Innovation Challenge, a competition for companies on the day of the conference, where they present posters in the exhibit hall and compete for ‘investments’ of ‘RESI Cash’ from attendees, with the most successful winning prizes at the end of the day. The RESI Innovation Challenge is unique in that it involves a rigorous merit-based selection process that assesses the ‘investability’ of a company based on the innovativeness of their technology, the stage of development and potential market size, to name a few of the many criteria. The Innovation Challenge has always been extremely selective, with many more applying than are accepted to participate. Participation in the Innovation Challenge for selected companies is at no extra cost, to ensure that the selective nature of the Innovation Challenge remains solely merit based (apply here). However, we have found that a large number of companies would like the opportunity to present their companies to the broad audience in attendance at RESI. To accommodate them, we are launching the RESI Featured Company Pitch Sessions.

NEW! RESI Launches Featured Company Pitch Session

21 Nov

By Gregory Mannix, Vice President International Business Development, LSN

Are you looking to raise a private financing round or find a strategic partner for your life science startup?  The 27th Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) Partnering Conference is offering an opportunity to present your firm at our San Francisco event taking place on January 14th, 2020 event taking place at the Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel near Union Square. We expect 500+ early stage investors to attend RESI San Francisco 2020, making this a unique opportunity to get your company’s message out.

Featured Pitch Sessions

Early Stage firms seeking licensing deals or Seed, Angel, Series A or B funding can secure a 15-minute presentation slot at the upcoming RESI Partnering Conference.  With RESI’s focused audience of life science investors, and a 1:1 ratio of investors to startups, presenting at RESI is a unique opportunity to get in front of early stage partners. RESI will host over 500 global early stage investors ranging from family offices and angels to strategic Pharma and MedTech players. Presenting at RESI gives companies an opportunity to build their profile.

If your firm is interested in presenting in the Early Stage Company Pitch Sessions please click below.  You will be required to submit a two-page executive summary and 10-12 page pitch deck with your application.

Deadline for applications December 12th 2019.

Fee structure

  • RESI registration fee per attendee (register here)
  • Presentation fee per company:  $1,500 

Who should present?

Any life science company that is developing products in the Drugs, Devices, Diagnostics or Digital Health arena and is seeking licensing or investment.

Presentation Details:

  • Early Stage companies are invited to request a 15-minute company presentation.
  • Presenting companies will be featured in the LSN Newsletter, RESI website and in the RESI conference program guide.

What about the RESI Innovation Challenge?

Those who are familiar with RESI know of the RESI Innovation Challenge, a competition for companies on the day of the conference, where they present posters in the exhibit hall and compete for ‘investments’ of ‘RESI Cash’ from attendees, with the most successful winning prizes at the end of the day. The RESI Innovation Challenge is unique in that it involves a rigorous merit-based selection process that assesses the ‘investability’ of a company based on the innovativeness of their technology, the stage of development and potential market size, to name a few of the many criteria. The Innovation Challenge has always been extremely selective, with many more applying than are accepted to participate. Participation in the Innovation Challenge for selected companies is at no extra cost, to ensure that the selective nature of the Innovation Challenge remains solely merit based (apply here). However, we have found that a large number of companies would like the opportunity to present their companies to the broad audience in attendance at RESI. To accommodate them, we are launching the RESI Featured Company Pitch Sessions.

Announcing RESI Asia Innovation Challenge Finalists

31 Oct

By Karen Deyo, Senior Investor Research Analyst, LSN

We are excited to announce the finalists in the Innovation Challenge at both RESI Shanghai, taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 12th and RESI Taipei, taking place on Thursday, Nov. 14th. These companies will present posters in the Exhibit Hall, where RESI attendees can see their innovative technologies and ‘invest’ their ‘RESI cash’ tokens to vote for their favorite companies. The three companies with the most ‘invested’ by the end of the day will win prizes.

In addition to presenting posters, for the first time, each company will also get an opportunity to pitch to a panel of investors and industry experts, who will ask questions and provide feedback. Below are the pitching schedules for the selected companies – make sure to stop by and watch these amazing companies pitch!

RESI Shanghai Innovation & Pitch Challenge

RESI Taipei Innovation & Pitch Challenge

VIVA Biotech, Shanghai, China based CRO will be the Innovation Challenge Gold Sponsor for RESI

24 Oct

By Candice He, Global Investment Strategist, LSN

After supporting the RESI Conference Series with delegates and speakers for many years, VIVA Biotech has become a Gold Sponsor of RESI Shanghai and RESI San Francisco.  At RESI, you will be able to meet with VIVA’s delegation of elite portfolio companies, and with top expert speakers representing VIVA at RESI’s panels and pitch sessions. You will also have the opportunity to meet with VIVA during RESI’s cocktail party, where VIVA will present the awards for the RESI Innovation Challenge!  Finally, RESI Shanghai attendees will also have the opportunity to take a tour of VIVA Biotech’s incubator.  We hope you will join us and our sponsors and partners at RESI Shanghai.

About VIVA Biotech

Viva Biotech’s mission is to become a cradle for innovative biotechnology companies around the world. Viva Biotech has developed a scalable business model combing the conventional cash-for-service (CFS) model and its unique equity-for-service (EFS) model. Under the CFS model, the Group provides structure-based drug discovery services to its biotechnology and pharmaceutical customers worldwide for their pre-clinical stage innovative drug development, covering the full spectrum of the customers’ needs for early stage drug discovery, including target protein expression and structure research, hit screening, lead optimization and drug candidate determination. Viva Biotech also provides drug discovery and incubation services to biotechnology start-up companies with high potential under its EFS model. As of June 30, 2019, Viva Biotech had provided drug discovery services to 388 biotechnology and pharmaceutical customers worldwide, worked on over 1,000 independent drug targets, delivered over 11,000 independent protein structures, and incubated a total of 37 early stage R&D projects.

Supporting RESI Conferences for years, VIVA Biotech will be the Innovation Challenge Gold Sponsor for RESI Shanghai on Nov. 12th and RESI San Francisco on Nov. 14th

FOUR Chances to Present at RESI Asia!

10 Oct

By Gregory Mannix, Vice President International Business Development, LSN

That’s right – RESI Asia will, for the first time, allow participants to present their companies four times over the course of two days. By applying to the Innovation Challenge for RESI Asia, companies will get the chance to present a poster in the exhibition hall AND pitch to a panel of investors at both the Shanghai RESI conference on November 12th and the Taipei RESI conference on November 14th. That is an incredible opportunity to get visibility for your company and meet with many investors and strategics from China, Asia-Pacific and beyond.

We know from experience that companies that compete as finalists in the Innovation Challenge at a RESI conference get more visibility and more one-on-one meetings with investors. The opportunity this November, with two conferences back-to-back in two hot life science hubs in Asia, is UNPRECEDENTED.

As always, participating in the RESI Innovation Challenge carries no additional cost for companies. You’ve got nothing to lose, and everything to gain!

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