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Congratulations to Digital RESI September Innovator’s Pitch Challenge Winners!

16 Sep

By Joey Wong, Investor Research Analyst, LSN

Life Science Nation (LSN) has successfully concluded the 3-Day Digital Redefining Early Stage Investment (RESI) conference. One of the highlights at the conference was the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC), an opportunity for early-stage companies to pitch live to a panel of investors and industry experts. Nearly 50 companies were featured at this past IPC and over 60 investors and industry experts have participated.

During the 3-Day RESI, each company was featured on a dedicated landing page that hosted their pitch video and supplementary materials. They also participated in a live Q&A session with a panel of judges, who are active investors or industry experts in the space. We were happy to see that the live Q&A sessions have attracted attendees from around the world, many of whom cast a vote for their favorite pitches.

Congratulations to the winners who will receive complimentary tickets to future RESI conferences, and many thanks to all the IPC finalists for their hard work preparing for the event, and to the pitch judges who supported each session with their great feedback. We hope to continue the IPC as a unique opportunity to create conversations between early-stage companies and investors, and we look forward to working with other innovative companies at future events!

1st Place – Cosm Medical

Cosm is bringing personalized medical devices to women suffering from pelvic floor disorders, a common, growing and stigmatized global women’s health issue. Through a seamless digital platform that combines proprietary diagnostics, AI, cloud software, and 3D printing, Cosm is commercializing the world’s first patient-specific pessary, Gynethotics. Our aim is to improve the clinician and patient experience while allowing more women to live and age with dignity and grace.


2nd Place – Ciscovery Bio

Ciscovery Bio is a genomics company that enables cis-regulatory modules (CRMs) such as enhancers and promoters for drug development, precision medicine, and biotechnology. Our CRM-based approach empowers (1) screening drugs at the preclinical stage, (2) mapping the genome-drug relationship, (3) developing a novel therapeutic application of existing drugs, and (4) precise expression of transgenes in gene therapy and in Ag biotech. This will bring saving of millions of dollars in drug development, more patient-centric drug treatment, and improvement in gene therapy and GM crops.


3rd Place – Celero Systems

Celero Systems has developed a long-acting physiological monitoring and drug delivery capsule. The smart capsule covers a range of enabling technologies including the ability to monitor physiology from inside the GI tract of a patient, and to respond to the detected physiology to treat a range of medical conditions. The capsule resides within the upper GI for a week and is cloud enabled allowing for physiological data to be shared with physicians resulting in improved patient care.


Meet the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC) Finalists of RESI Partnering Week

2 Sep

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


Life Science Nation (LSN) is pleased to announce the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC) finalists who will be presenting at the upcoming RESI Partnering Week, September 13-17. The IPC continues to see a record number of applicants, establishing itself as a differentiated and effective platform to showcase innovative technologies during a virtual conference age.

Each participating company will have a dedicated landing page with their pitch video and supplementary materials and will participate in a live Q&A session with investors and industry experts providing feedback and questions, which will help companies better prepare for future investor meetings, understand investor perspectives, and enhance their visibility and network. Many past participants have credited the IPC to unexpected follow-up meetings and new connections.

RESI Partnering Week attendees do not want to miss out on these engaging sessions! If you are not registered, it is not too late – you can register here. If you are an active investor interested in getting involved with these sessions, please reach out to for more information.

Below are the participating companies – please click on their logos to learn more!


Saving Critical Time for Blood Cancer Detection & Decisions with AI Interview with Andrea Wang, MS, CEO & Co-Founder, AHEAD Medicine

24 Aug

By Erika Wu, Business Development Representative, LSN

Launching recent partnerships with Mayo Clinic and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Andrea Wang and her team at AHEAD Medicine is paving the way for blood cancer detection and clinical decisions using AI-powered analytics.

As a 9-time RESI attendee, panelist, and Innovator Pitch Challenge (IPC) participant, we are excited to see where AHEAD is going next. Get in front of AI investors at Digital RESI AI (September 16-17) by pitching your company at  Innovator’s Pitch Challenge!

Deadline is Tomorrow – Gain More Exposure at RESI Partnering Week’s Innovator’s Pitch Challenge

19 Aug

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


Life Science Nation’s next RESI Partnering Week is coming up in less than a month, which means an intensive week of 1-on-1 virtual partnering meetings, panels, workshops, and of course, the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge(IPC), all taking place September 13-17.

Since last year’s introduction to the IPC, its popularity has skyrocketed and is now one of the most anticipated sections of the Digital RESI Partnering Week menu. With its unique format, selected IPC participants can showcase their technology through a dedicated landing page, which will include a pre-recorded pitch video. Each company will participate in a live Q&A session, joined by a panel of investors and industry experts who will have reviewed the pitch video beforehand.

Below are the companies who have been selected for the upcoming IPC so far across all 3 conferences of RESI Partnering Week – Digital RESI, RESI AI, and RESI Longevity.

Whether you are part of a startup looking to boost exposure or an investor seeking novel innovations that fit your interests, you do not want to miss out on the upcoming RESI Partnering Week. Register and apply now! Applications must be in by Friday, August 20.

Automating Medical Visits Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) – Interview with James Bates, MS, CEO of AdviNOW Medical

16 Aug

By Erika Wu, Business Development Representative, LSN

What if we could automate and improve medical visits by reducing in-person patient contact, administrative burdens and operation costs? Hear what CEO James Bates and his team at AdviNOW Medical are doing to utilize AR and AI to expand healthcare access to anywhere you are. RESI AI returns September 16-17 with dynamic panels, as well as opportunities to pitch to a live panel of AI investors. Get involved and tell your story at  Innovator’s Pitch Challenge! Applications are due by Friday, August 20, so submit yours today!

Pitch Deadline Approaching

12 Aug

By Rory McCann, Marketing Manager & Conference Producer, LSN

The application deadline to pitch at RESI Partnering Week, September 13-17 is around the corner. Submit your application to pitch directly to a panel of relevant investors by August 20. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC) provides an opportunity for life science startups to pitch directly to a panel of investors during a live Q&A session, providing valuable insights and feedback. Participants build connections between fundraising founders and potential investors on the panel and in the audience.

Participating companies receive:

  1. A dedicated page showcasing a pre-recorded pitch video, pitch deck, and executive summary
  2. A spot in the live pitch session and Q&A with investors actively seeking assets in their sector
  3. Global visibility to partners that are a fit for their stage of development and product
  4. Increased global footprint, opportunities to engage with global partners, and valuable, insightful feedback

Hear from recent IPC winners, see what investors have to say, and sign up today to pitch at RESI Partnering Week!

See What Investors Are Saying about The Innovator’s Pitch Challenge

“It was a very economical use of time; the investors got to ask their important questions and the Innovators got a good idea of the most pressing questions from the investors point of view.”
William Kuziel, MedPro Investors
“The Pitch Sessions are a great opportunity to connect with startup CEOs and learn more about their work…It really has been an effective and efficient way to make connections, create deal flow and help startups raise money for their upcoming raises.”
Mayank Taneja, OSF Healthcare
“I look forward to LSN’s events because they provide an opportunity for our venture capital firm to find promising companies with exceptional technologies. The organization and technology platform make it very easy to hear numerous pitches from founders.”
Nat Brinn, VC23
“The Pitch Sessions were a great opportunity to engage with the CEO/Founders of very innovative Life Science startups. Despite the COVID-related transition from in-person to virtual meetings, the RESI team did an outstanding job organizing these sessions, ensuring that the live Q&A was very productive, and facilitating follow-up with these exciting companies.”
Gary Gershony, Life Science Angels / BayMed Venture Partners

Early Bird Ends Tomorrow

5 Aug

By Caitlin Dolegowski, Marketing Specialist, LSN

RESI Partnering Week, September 13-17 early bird rates end tomorrow! Register by August 6 to save $50 on standard, premier, and bundle packages. RESI Partnering Week is a five-day virtual partnering experience designed to connect early-stage life science and healthcare startups with investors and strategic partners that are a fit for their product and stage of development.

RESI Partnering Week is unique because it features three events (Digital RESI, RESI AI, and RESI Longevity) that each use a match-based partnering platform designed to take the guesswork out of partnering because it enables users to filter attendees to meet with based on their fundraising needs. To learn more about the partnering platform, join us for a free fundraising bootcamp August 11 or August 18.

Additionally, RESI Partnering Week features conversations with entrepreneurs and investors around specific topics related to the early-stage fundraising ecosystem through expert panels and hosts the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC), providing opportunities for fundraising executives to pitch directly to a panel of relevant, active investors. IPC applications are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis, so apply by August 20 to be considered!

Whether sourcing elite technology assets or seeking funding from a strategic partner who is a fit for your company, RESI Partnering Week is a one-stop shop to help you meet your needs. Learn more about what each event has to offer and sign up by August 6 to save!

RPW September 2021 Confirmed Investors
Confirmed RESI Investors Confirmed RESI AI Investors Confirmed RESI Longevity Investors

As of August 5

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