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Live Investor Q&A at Digital RESI

29 Apr

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

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Since its inception, the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC) has quickly become a popular feature in our digital Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conferences. The IPC is a twist on virtual pitch sessions, featuring a live Q&A session with active investors that attendees can join. Also included is a dedicated webpage on the RESI Live Agenda for each participating company, with marketing collateral that registered attendees can use to learn more about each pitching company.

Curious to know what the investor Q&A is like? Check out this short video below of Thomas Forest-Farb, CEO and Co-Founder of Thrive Bioscience, who won first place at Digital RESI March:

RESI has made extensive efforts to showcase innovative technologies across the globe. Do not miss this opportunity to be featured at Digital RESI, June 8-10. Increase exposure and engage with relevant investors and industry partners that can lead to lasting connections! Applications are due May 14, but apply by May 7 to save on early bird rates!               

Innovator’s Pitch Challenge: Now Accepting Applications!

1 Apr

By Rory McCann, Marketing Manager & Conference Producer, LSN

Digital RESI June is fast approaching, and is now accepting applications to the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC)! The sessions take place virtually June 8-10. IPC applications are now open until Friday, May 14.

The IPC is a virtual pitch experience in which participating companies receive a dedicated webpage accessible via the event live agenda, as well as the opportunity to engage in a live Q&A session with investors and strategic partners interested in their products and services.

ARJUNA Therapeutics CEO, Ross Breckenridge said of the March Innovator’s Pitch Challenge:

I’m really happy to have participated in RESI and the IPC format. The investors were predominantly stage-and sector-appropriate for a biotech start up (not always the case in meetings like this). The IPC format was helpful in that we were able to post a short pitch online for on-demand viewing as well as having a ‘live’ discussion. Several of the panelists met with me after the panel, and I’ve been contacted by one investor (so far) outside the meeting after they’d seen the video pitch. I’m happy to recommend this meeting and the IPC format for early-stage biotech companies-I think this was money and time well spent for us.

Selected companies pay their registration, as well as an additional pitching fee, so apply before April 9 to save on super early bird rates! BrainXell CEO, Shouming Du also said of his experience in March:

I have had a very positive experience at RESI, my first time. Workshop, panel discussion, and IPC are complementary to each other. I like IPC format, posting materials in advance and focusing on live discussion in 10 minutes. I feel the extra money I spent on IPC is worth it, not just exposure or those 10 min Q&A. It has forced me to prepare relevant materials.

Thrive Bioscience CEO, Co-Founder & Board Director, Thomas Forest Farb-Horch won Digital RESI March’s IPC, and reached out to the RESI team to share his experience:

The quality of the judges and questions in the four Pitch Challenges were phenomenal. Panels were phenomenal, and I really enjoyed being on the Tools panel. Tad Weems and the other panelists did a fantastic job…My companies received lots of good leads and have lots of work to do, still following up.

Check out Thrive Bioscience’s sample dedicated webpage and apply for the Digital RESI June IPC by May 14!

Digital RESI June – Agenda Announced!

25 Mar

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

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It has been over a year since Life Science Nation (LSN) started organizing virtual conferences, which has been met with overwhelming support from the community of investors, service providers, and early-stage companies within life science and healthcare. Thank you to all who have supported LSN throughout the past year!

LSN is pleased to announce the newest, 3-day Digital RESI conference, June 8-10. Check out the agenda below!

Digital RESI June Agenda

 Tuesday
June 8
Wednesday
June 9
Thursday
June 10
10:00amCorporate Venture Capital
The Corporate Landscape Morphed & New Opportunities Abound
Angel Investors
Explaining the Process of Engagement
Medtech Strategics
Large Medical Device Firms Seeking External Innovation
12:00pmInnovator’s Pitch Session #1Innovator’s Pitch Session #3Innovator’s Pitch Session #5
2:00pmImpact Investors
Life Science Investors Looking for More Than Financial Returns
Family Offices
How Do Family Offices View Seed & Series A Rounds?
Big Pharma
Pipeline Strategy for Preclinical and Early Clinical Assets
3:00pmInnovator’s Pitch Session #2Innovator’s Pitch Session #4Innovator’s Pitch Session #6

Each panel is held live during the conference and will feature active investors and strategic partners as participants sharing their insights and offering helpful tips to fundraising executives.

Digital RESI June will also feature the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC) – the virtual pitch experience in which participating companies receive a dedicated webpage accessible via the event live agenda, as well as the opportunity to engage in a live Q&A session with investors and strategic partners interested in their products and services. These sessions provide valuable insights and feedback to help companies improve their skills, as well as build connections in a valuable setting.

IPC applications are now open until Friday, May 14. Selected companies pay their registration, as well as an additional pitching fee, so apply before April 9 to save on super early bird rates!

Congratulations to the 4D Meets AI Innovator’s Pitch Challenge Winners!

25 Mar

By Joey Wong, Investor Research Analyst, LSN

Life Science Nation (LSN)’s 4D Meets AI partnering conference successfully concluded last Friday, March 19. Over the two-day event, LSN featured seven exceptional startup companies at the intersection of AI and life science through the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC).

Each company was featured on a dedicated landing page that hosted their pitch video and supplementary materials, and they participated in a live Q&A session with a panel of investor pitch judges. Conference attendees were able to visit these landing pages or join the live Q&A sessions, and they were encouraged to vote for their favorite IPC companies before the end of the conference.

Many thanks to all the IPC companies for their hard work promoting their technologies and to the pitch judges who supported each session with their feedback. Each company was judged on their supporting materials, as well as their live pitch and Q&A. Congratulations to Huma.AI and Thrive Bioscience for winning their sessions!

Huma.ai is a venture-backed healthcare AI company. It’s ML-enabled, questions and answers-driven knowledge automation platform turns domain experts into their own data scientists so that they can make real-time decisions driven by data. According to its customers, Huma.ai has cracked the Holy Grail.

Thrive is commercializing a family of instruments and software that provide previously unavailable data, imaging, analytics, and automation for cell culture, stem cell culture, and tissue culture for use in biomedical research and cell therapeutics. Thrive has recently started selling the first two instruments in the family, the CellAssist and the CellAssist 50. Both collect 1,000’s of images of live cells in culture, analyzes them, provides guidance and builds a significant database. The CellAssist 50 enables researchers to automatically and remotely image 50 plates of cells on an ongoing basis, generating large amounts of data for live cell biology. Sites include Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Center for Genomic Medicine (Massachusetts General Hospital), Stanford Stem Cell Core, University of Texas Medical Branch, as well as large and small pharma/biotech companies.

If you’re interested in the next upcoming Innovator’s Pitch Challenge, you can apply for the Digital RESI IPC taking place June 8-10. Applications close May 14!

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Congratulations to the LHI Innovator’s Pitch Challenge Winners!

25 Mar

By Jessica Yang, Senior Research Analyst, Asia Business Development, LSN

Life Science Nation (LSN)’s 2-day Longevity, Health & Innovation (LHI) digital partnering conference took place March 18-19. We are very excited to announce the Top Winners of each Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC) session. As the popularity grows for LHI IPC, we had three sessions featuring Therapeutics, Medical Devices & Diagnostics, and Digital Health companies. Attendees voted for their favorite companies based on materials available on the companies’ dedicated webpages, as well as their live pitch and Q&A.

Thank you to each IPC company for participating and sharing your technology and story with the LHI community. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all for voting!

Session 1 (Therapeutics) Tied Winners

APIE-Therapeutics, Inc is a preclinical stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the endothelium vascular niche repair and regeneration platform. By harnessing activation of the Apelin-APJ receptor, we intend to improve patients’ lives suffering from chronic diseases such as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), KidneyMembranous Glomerulonephritis (MGN) & Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Scleroderma (SSc) and others.

Panaceutics Rx uses its patented technologies to enable easy access to affordable personalized medicine and wellness, offering unique combination forms to improve adherence, delivered direct to patients. Our mission is to enable personalized combination products for prevention and chronic therapy, with aids to formulation based on an individual’s digital health profile. Individualized, optimized combinations are enabled to be made on-demand using our robotic platforms and patented processes. Under 503A regulatory rules, Panaceutics automates the compounding of individualized therapies to match physician’s prescriptions. We deliver individualized combination therapies in consumer-friendly forms that promote adherence.

Session 2 (Digital Health) Winner

LifeBio is an age-tech company that captures individuals’ life stories and increases social connectedness— to enhance mental health and to improve Alzheimer’s care.

Session 3 (Medical Devices & Diagnostics) Winner

Eye movements offer a window into brain health. neuroFit licensed a NASA-developed oculometric technology co-invented by one of our founders that delivers eye-movement-based metrics, some well-known from physiology (e.g., latency, acceleration, gain) and other more modern sensorimotor metrics (e.g., direction noise, speed tuning) distilled into a summary metric, nFit. Compared to biomarkers from imaging and EEG, oculometric approaches require only a visual display and a well-designed tracking system to yield noninvasive, low-cost biomarkers that can be scaled on consumer devices.

If you’re interested in the next upcoming Innovator’s Pitch Challenge, you can apply for the Digital RESI IPC taking place June 8-10. Applications close May 14!

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Announcing the Digital RESI March Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC) Winners

18 Mar

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

claireWe have successfully finished off our 3-Day Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) March Conference. As with our previous events, we had the pleasure of featuring over 30 innovative startup companies across therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health sectors through the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC).

I am very excited to announce to Top 3 winners of this IPC. Conference attendees were able to vote for their favorite companies based on the information on their dedicated page on the Digital RESI March Live Agenda, featuring a short pitch video, slide deck, executive summary, and other materials available for conference attendees to view. This Top 3 win is indicative of not only their innovative technology, but also their ability to present this in a cogent manner. The Top 3 winners will receive free tickets to future RESI conferences to help with their fundraising efforts.

The RESI Team would like to thank every IPC company for their hard work in preparing for these virtual presentations. We hope to continue the IPC as a unique platform for innovators and investors to connect, and we look forward to meeting and highlighting other innovative companies at future conferences, like Digital RESI, June 8-10.

Please check out the Top 3 Winners below!

First Place: Thrive Bioscience

Thrive is commercializing a family of instruments and software that provide previously unavailable data, imaging, analytics, and automation for cell culture, stem cell culture, and tissue culture for use in biomedical research and cell therapeutics. Thrive has recently started selling the first two instruments in the family, the CellAssist and the CellAssist 50. Both collect 1,000’s of images of live cells in culture, analyzes them, provides guidance and builds a significant database. The CellAssist 50 enables researchers to automatically and remotely image 50 plates of cells on an ongoing basis, generating large amounts of data for live cell biology. Sites include Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Center for Genomic Medicine (Massachusetts General Hospital), Stanford Stem Cell Core, University of Texas Medical Branch, as well as large and small pharma/biotech companies.

Second Place: modality.ai

Modality addresses the urgent need for objective and accurate biomarkers in the development of therapies for neurological and psychiatric disorders (such as autism, Parkinson’s, depression, etc.) Modality uses multimodal conversational AI extracting speech and facial measures to quantify the progression of such disorders in drug trials remotely – leading to faster completion, lowering failure rates, and increasing the ROI of drug development. In another market, Modality is used for Remote Patient Monitoring providing accurate, repeated metrics about the disease state of a physician’s patient base.

Third Place: SleepSpace

Proactive Life Inc (DBA SleepSpace) is a NYC based company using a universal experience — sleeping — to optimize health and wellness.
A few bullet points below:

  • $73B annual spending on sleep aids (1 in 3 American’s have a sleep disorder)
  • SleepSpace™ goes beyond tracking to actually help people sleep better
  • $3.4M booked revenues from NIH grants | $2.5M awarded in July 2020
  • D2C freemium model: 2,000+ paid subscribers (78% at $29.99 annually)
  • B2B paid contracts with Google & LIFX to build smart light sleep journeys
  • FDA Approval underway to change how doctors do remote patient care
  • Barriers to entry include AI algorithms and 4 utility patents (2 granted)
  • All-star team of sleep scientists, technologists, and exited entrepreneurs
  • $1M prior Angel round with Bascom Ventures, Lightspeed, Quake & UpVentures
  • Opening $2M Seed round with 87% allocated to scale proven acquisition funnel

Introducing Healthtech Partnering Week Innovator’s Pitch Challenge Finalists

11 Mar

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

claireLife Science Nation (LSN) is pleased to announce next week’s Healthtech Partnering Week (HPW) Innovator’s Pitch Challenge finalists. The Innovator’s Pitch Challenge is an opportunity for early-stage companies to gain additional exposure to conference attendees, pitch directly to a panel of relevant investors, and participate in a live Q&A session.

Pitching opportunities at LSN partnering events are popular events for startups and investors alike. They provide exposure and experience to the companies, while providing investors with insight into the latest technology organized by sector and interest. Check out our finalists and select a logo to learn more about their participation. Registration is still open, so don’t miss out and sign up today!

Innovator’s Pitch Challenge Finalists

 

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