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AI & Longevity at RESI

7 Apr

By Caitlin Dolegowski, Marketing Specialist, LSN

The Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference series proudly highlights active investors, early-stage founders, and industry leaders advancing drugs, devices, diagnostics, and digital health. RESI is unique in its focus on early-stage life science and healthcare, but in recent years, has gone even further to cut out space specifically for artificial intelligence (AI) and age-tech innovation. To do this, RESI conferences feature specialized content for startups and strategic partners in these industries through dedicated panels and pitch competitions.

Innovative advancements within these industries and a deep dive into insights around how to navigate the early-stage investment ecosystem specific to conversations happening in AI and Longevity arenas are a major addition and highlight at RESI. Panels provide discussions with investors, industry experts, entrepreneurs, and strategic partners answering questions about early-stage fundraising and age-tech and AI innovation.

View sample panel sessions from Digital RESI March:


Digital Health & Wellness
Silver-Tech Focusing on Preventative Care
According to the US Census Bureau, the 65+ population grew by 34% since 2010. These seniors are prioritizing preventative care and the market is responding with products and services focused on staying healthy, specifically those focused on daily exercise, diet, and other factors impacting independence and longevity. How can startups in this booming industry stand out to investors?


Defining AI Investment
AI-Exclusive Investors Share Their Perspectives
Hear from leaders investing exclusively in AI products across drugs, devices, diagnostics, and digital health. Learn more about what AI-exclusive investors have to offer healthtech startups. Learn what entrepreneurs can gain from partnerships that understand their tech and how to take it to the next level.

The lens on age-tech and AI continues at our next conference, Digital RESI, June 7-9. The focus on these markets will include panel topics:


Tuesday, June 7 – 2PM EDT | The Neuroscience of Aging
Aging Impact on the Nervous System

Age-tech startups are addressing negative impacts of neurological aging, such as cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. The goal of many of these early-stage companies is to stimulate neurogenesis and enhance brain plasticity to combat these conditions.

Thursday, June 9 – 11 AM EDT – Age-Tech Care Management
Technology Improving the Lives of Older Adults

Older adults are looking to age-tech to provide freedom, medical access & adherence, safety, wellness and even companionship later in life. Age-tech allows seniors, and their caregivers make personalized choices about their own aging journeys. Hear from investors specializing in longevity innovation.


Wednesday, June 8 – 11 AM EDT – AI vs. Life Science
Which Comes First in Early-Stage Investment?

How to prioritize tech-first vs. biology models? How can each model leverage their position in the industry and be successful in the early stage? How can startup founders balance the “bio” and “tech” and highlight their strengths to investors? What are some strategies to help fundraising executives target the right investors for their company and pivot their pitch to each?

Thursday, June 9 – 2 PM EDT – Team, Tech, & Traction in Early-Stage AI
Building Your Startup as a Triple Threat

Early-stage investors will take a chance on a team, tech, or traction. It’s rare to find all three in a company seeking Seed to Series B funding. This discussion will explore the value of each to help early-stage startups highlight their unique assets and improve their position in weaker areas.

Register by April 15 to save $300 with our Super Early Bird rates.

RESI Longevity Innovator’s Pitch Challenge Winners

23 Sep

By Caitlin Dolegowski, Marketing Specialist, LSN

Last week, early-stage companies with a focus on conditions of aging were given the opportunity to pitch live at the digital RESI Longevity conference to relevant investor judges and industry experts as part of the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC). We were thrilled to host 15 pitching companies! The companies were divided into three pitching sessions – Medical Devices, Diagnostics & Therapeutics, and Digital Health. Congratulations to our RESI Longevity Innovator’s Pitch Challenge Winners! As the companies with the most votes, each will receive complimentary tickets to future RESI conferences to continue their fundraising efforts. Thank you to all our IPC finalists for providing great pitches and to our judges who came prepared with excellent questions. We look forward to future opportunities to highlight early-stage companies and gain valuable insight into what investors are considering.

Session 1 (Medical Devices) Winner


Alertgy has developed DeepGluco, a wearable noninvasive continuous glucose monitor and alert system which captures the dielectric spectrum of a user that can be used to measure glucose and other important compounds in the body. This will allow people a means to prevent becoming diabetic and increase their life span even with diabetes by giving them a means to better manage their lifestyle through instantaneous biometric feedback.

Session 2 (Diagnostics & Therapeutics) Winner


Praetego is biopharma company developing first-in-class Advanced Glycation End-product (AGE) inhibitors able to deter AGE formation at the initiation of pathology. Through this novel and proprietary small molecule technology, Praetego’s candidates are designed to slow or prevent diseases driven by oxidative stress. This includes the highly burdensome diseases of Neurodegeneration/Alzheimer’s, Diabetic Microvascular Disease, and Cardiovascular Disease.

Praetego’s AGE inhibitor platform technology applies to the chronic conditions of aging.
Praetego’s management team are drivers of successful drug development programs across therapeutic areas and regulatory pathways. The scientific leadership has spent 3 decades studying AGE inhibitors. A robust and growing patent estate protects this proprietary technology. Praetego is raising capital to reach clinical trials in 2022.

Session 3 (Digital Health) Winner

Embrace Prevention Care

We provide Personal Prevention Care to older adults with heart failure and other chronic conditions to improve health and reduce preventable hospital stays. We extend physicians’ reach into the home to help patients and caregivers take actions that achieve the goals that matter most while reducing the cost of care.

Our local nurse practitioners have weekly telehealth interactions with patients and build trusting relationships to help them take daily actions to implement care plans developed with their physicians. Our geriatric pharmacy ensures patients take the right meds with monthly deliveries in dose-time adherence packages. We empower caregivers to effectively help patients achieve their goals and coordinate actions with the entire care team. Our personalized, integrated care is reimbursed by Medicare.

Interested in joining the RESI November IPC? Apply today and save on super early bird rates! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so get started today!


RESI Partnering Week Final Agenda

9 Sep

By Karen Deyo, Director of Investor Research, Israel BD, LSN

RESI Partnering Week, September 13-17, launches next week and featuring a star-studded lineup of panel discussions, live pitch sessions, educational workshops, fireside chats, and partnering. Check out our lineup of pre-recorded content, as well as the schedule of live events across Digital RESI September, RESI AI, and RESI Longevity.

If you haven’t yet signed up to start booking meetings and connecting with investors who are a fit for your product and stage of development, there is still time. Sign up today!

Digital RESI
(September 13-15)
  Monday (9/13) Tuesday (9/14) Wednesday (9/15)
9:00 EDT   Company Valuation for Fundraising Workshop  
10:00 EDT Medical Devices Panel Asia Cross-Border Panel Corporate VC Panel
11:00 EDT IPC Session 1: Therapeutics Beyond Banking: Finding the Right Financial Partner for You Negotiating Term Sheets Workshop
12:00 EDT Seed Funds Panel Tales from the Road Panel Angels & Family Offices Panel
13:00 EDT IPC Session 2: Diagnostics UCSF Innovation Ventures and Entrepreneurship Program Workshop Financing Scientific Instrumentation as a Startup Company Workshop
IPC Session 5: Oncology
14:00 EDT Big Pharma Panel Mental & Behavioral Health Panel IPC Session 8: R&D / Manufacturing Services
15:00 EDT IPC Session 3: Novel Drug Delivery Fundraising Bootcamp Workshop How to Evaluate Your Banking Partner Workshop
16:00 EDT IPC Session 4: Cardiovascular & Ophthalmic Disorders IPC Session 6: Medical Devices IPC Session 9: Therapeutics
17:00 EDT Why US Biotechs are Coming to Australia… Workshop IPC Session 7: Therapeutics IPC Session 10: Medical Devices & Digital Health
RESI AI & RESI Longevity
(September 16-17)
  Thursday (9/16) Friday (9/17)
10:00 EDT Healthcare Communications Panel Accelerated Pharma Development Panel
Social Isolation & Loneliness Panel Health & Homecare Panel
11:00 EDT   Commercialization of AI Technologies Workshop
Medical Accountability & Adherence Panel
12:00 EDT IPC Session 1: Therapeutics & Devices IPC Session 2: Digital Health and R&D/Manufacturing
Designing Innovation in Assisted Living and Aging in Place
13:00 EDT IPC Session 1: Medical Devices IPC Session 3: Digital Health
14:00 EDT   Diagnostic Wearables Panel
Funding and Strategic Directions with the National Institute on Aging Fireside Chat
15:00 EDT IPC Session 2: Diagnostics & Therapeutics What Angels, Seed, Venture, Corporate and Family Offices Investors Are Looking For Panel
16:00 EDT Healthcare Systems and Infrastructure Panel Precision Medicine Panel
Creating Better Dementia Care and Promoting Brain Health Panel
  Pre-Recorded Sessions
  Fundraising Bootcamp Workshop
  The Future of Wearables and Older Adults 2021
  Portfolio Spotlight with Mary Furlong & Associates (MFA)
  National Institute on Aging Seed Funding Overview and Portfolio Showcase
  Fundraising Bootcamp Workshop

700+ Investors at RESI Partnering Week

9 Sep

By Joey Wong, Investor Research Analyst, LSN

700+ investors representing VC, Corporate VC, Big Pharma, Angels, Family Offices, and more are meeting virtually across RESI Partnering Week, September 13-17. There is still time to sign up and start booking meetings. The RESI partnering platform is enabled to narrow down searches for investors who are a fit for your product, stage of development, and specific needs unique to your company. Check out the firms attending this week and select the conference you’re interested in to see the firms participating.

RPW Sept. 2021 Confirmed Investors
Confirmed RESI Investors Confirmed RESI AI Investors Confirmed RESI Longevity Investors
As of September 8

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!


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.

RESI Longevity Panels

12 Aug

By Caitlin Dolegowski, Marketing Specialist, LSN

RESI Longevity is proud to highlight active investors, early-stage founders, and industry leaders advancing drugs, devices, diagnostics, and digital health within age-tech and the longevity market. Innovative advancements with creative applications take center stage alongside insights around how to navigate the early-stage investment ecosystem.

Lifes Science Nation has partnered with Mary Furlong & Associates to host panel discussions with leaders, entrepreneurs, and strategic partners answering questions about early-stage fundraising and age-tech innovation. Check out the panel discussions below and sign up to join the conversation at digital RESI Longevity.

September 16, 2021 Live Panels
Social Isolation & Loneliness
Enabling Seniors to Connect & Thrive in Relationships
The effects of social isolation and loneliness brought about by the COVID-19 global pandemic has been devastating to many communities. Connection and community are essential to health and wellbeing, especially for vulnerable populations, including seniors. This panel highlights not only the need to advance this area of healthcare, but the partnerships bringing people together, through powerful technology, when they need it most.
Sensory Wellness
Advancing Technology to Support Vision or Hearing Loss
Whether a gradual decline or a sudden loss due to illness, the effects of vision and hearing impairment for older adults can be incredibly disruptive to their health and quality of life. Sensors, wearables, AI, and the continued advancement of diagnostic technology and digital health are impacting this field of care at a rapid rate. Targeting sensory wellness keeps seniors living active and engaged lifestyles, supporting a holistic approach to wellness.
Designing Innovation in Assisted Living and Aging in Place 3 PM EDT
The 2020 pandemic brought about transformational changes in how we look at aging and our living environments. Keeping loved ones safe and connected became top priorities but it also unleashed design innovations for aging in place and assisted living. This panel explores the trends and future view of how our health is connected to where we live.
Creating Better Dementia Care and Promoting Brain Health 4 PM EDT
Despite the coronavirus crisis, surveys show more older Americans were more concerned about an Alzheimer’s diagnosis than COVID-19. The U.S. health care system is still struggling with the need for not only better therapeutics and dementia care but also understanding the importance of prevention aligned with new brain health initiatives. This panel discusses the innovation in dementia care and brain health education for health care professionals and the broader population.
September 17, 2021 Live Panels
Health & Home Care
Empowering Individuals to Access Quality Care from Home
Quality home-based care can be a powerful tool in a patient’s recovery or ongoing wellness. Advancements designed to support and improve home care are a huge part of the age-tech industry and healthcare. Learn how entrepreneurs are partnering with investors to bring quality services from the provider to the patient at home.
Medical Accountability & Adherence
Removing Barriers Inhibiting Patients from Treatment
Medical advancement is paramount to the health and safety of patients, but efficacy tanks when adherence is low. Seniors unable to take medication or easily access necessary information are at risk of missing out on necessary treatment. Early-stage entrepreneurs are using technology to advance systems designed to enable patients to better access their healthcare resources, including medication, providers, and treatment details.
What Angels, Seed, Venture, Corporate and Family Offices Investors Are Looking For 3 PM EDT
These investors talk about how to find the perfect funding partners – what entrepreneurs should look for and what to expect. This essential panel is a critical “how to” session for any startup company in the longevity market.
Pre-Recorded Panel
The Future of Wearables and Older Adults 2021
This session explores the growth of the wearables market (a $111B industry) and its meaning for older adults. What is the adoption level for the 65+ population now and what innovations will matter in the future?
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