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RESI Longevity & Social Isolation

22 Jul

By Caitlin Dolegowski, Marketing Specialist, LSN


Against the light of scientific innovation meeting the COVID-19 global pandemic remains the shadow of a continuing public health crisis, one disproportionately carried by older adults and seniors. RESI Longevity’s Social Isolation & Loneliness panel, taking place September 16, 10 AM EDT, discusses the health implications of this issue, as well as highlights the ingenuity in this sector. The panel features entrepreneurs and strategic partners working together to bring about creative solutions to issues of isolation.

Tombot Co-Founder and CEO, Tom Stevens is sharing an answer to seniors who are no longer able to care for a live animal but benefit from furry companionship. The solution is Jennie the robotic golden retriever, who is not only adorably realistic, but is designed to help with stress, anxiety loneliness, and depression.

Karen Dolva, Co-Founder and CEO of No Isolation offers a solution that enables seniors to access their loved ones from the comfort and safety of their homes. The Komp is a one button computer that allows access to photos, messages, and even live video with ease.

Join Karen, Tom (and Jennie) and other creative age-tech companies along with their strategic partners at RESI Longevity this September 16-17. Register by August 6 to save $50! If you’re ready to connect directly to investors who are a fit for your product and stage of development, apply for the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge, an opportunity to pitch to a panel of active investors and tell your company story. Learn more and apply by August 20!

Meet the Faces of RESI Partnering Week

14 Jul

By Joey Wong, Investor Research Analyst, LSN

Panels during RESI Partnering Week, September 13 -17, are filling up with insightful investors and exceptional entrepreneurs! This 5-day partnering week consists of three different conferences, each featuring a series of exciting panels with different focuses within life sciences and healthcare.

1. Digital RESI September focuses on early-stage investment and the funding process across major sectors of healthcare and life sciences. Panelists from different investment groups are invited to provide tactical advice on outreach, positioning, and building the right relationships to move products forward.

2. RESI AI specifically targets Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in life sciences; investors are joined by CEOs of their portfolio companies to share perspectives on current technologies and founder-investor relationships.

3. RESI Longevity co-organized with Mary Furlong & Associates, concentrates on the start-up ecosystem, market overview and regulatory landscape of the age-tech and the longevity market.

With these timely topics, we look forward to dynamic conversations and are pleased to host these industry experts at RESI Partnering Week. Check out the preliminary panelist lineup below. If you would like to meet these panelists and be part of the discussion, register now for RESI Partnering Week and save $50 when you sign up by August 6.

Featured RESI Partnering Week Panelists

Espen Agdestein
Idekapital AS

Paul Barbeau
Noetic Fund

Kareem Barghouti
Co-Founder & CEO

Jeff Chang
Co-Founder & CPO
Rad AI

Alicia Chong Rodriguez
Founder & CEO

Marina Cortes
Venture Partner
Hike Ventures LLC

Colette Courtion

Payal Divakaran
.406 Ventures

Karen Dolva
Co-Founder & CEO
No Isolation

Robert Garber
7wire Ventures

Amit Garg
Managing Partner
Tau Ventures

Gary Gershony
BayMed Venture Partners

Lana Ghanem
Managing Director
Hikma Ventures

Jay Goss
General Partner
Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health

Richard Hanbury
Founder & CEO
Sana Health

Tai Harada
Vice President
Fast Track Initiative

Ozan Isinak
President, Central Canada
Keiretsu Forum

George Li
Managing Partner
Proxima Ventures

Neel Madhukar
OneThree Biotech

Saar Mahna
Founder & CEO
Banjo Health

Natalia Novac
Director, Emerging Technology & Innovation
Eli Lilly & Co

Michelle Perugini

Stephen Pitt, PhD
Head, JLABS US North East
Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Garrett Rhyasen
Executive Director, Global Head of Oncology Search & Evaluation, Business Development & Licensing

Caroline Sai
Head of Operations
Angels Santé

Maya Said
Founder, President & CEO
Outcomes4Me Inc

Diana Saraceni
Founder, Managing Director
Panakes Partners

Rose Spiegel
Co-Founder & CEO

Tom Stevens
Co-Founder & CEO

Harsh Vathsangam
Moving Analytics

Dalton Wright
Kickstart Fund

Derek Yuan
LYFE Capital

Lu Zhang
Managing Partner
Fusion Fund

Last Day to Save Big at RESI Partnering Week

8 Jul

By Megan Rychwa, Investor Research Analyst, LSN

Fundraising is a numbers game, but it’s also a strategic one in which timing is crucial. For fundraising executives, time is an asset and Life Science Nation (LSN) is in the business of helping early-stage companies successfully raise money efficiently through our events and partnering system.

RESI Partnering Week, September 13-17 is fast approaching and features our signature Redefining Early Stage Investment (RESI) digital conference, as well as RESI AI, and RESI Longevity. There is still one day left to save $100 when you register for RESI Partnering Week. Join us for one-on-one partnering with active investors and strategic channel partners through a match-based partnering system, as well as live pitch sessions, educational entrepreneur workshops, expert panels, and more!

RPW September 2021 Confirmed Investors
Confirmed RESI Investors Confirmed RESI AI Investors Confirmed RESI Longevity Investors
As of July 6

And More…

Sourcing Your Next Opportunity at RESI

8 Jul

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

The Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference series has been a stop along the way for global investors seeking to build a robust portfolio of companies innovating drugs, devices, diagnostics, and digital health. As the conference has grown in attendance, frequency, and popularity, as well as developed two accompanying conferences (RESI AI and RESI Longevity), the opportunities for investors have also expanded through the RESI Investor Program. The RESI Investor Program includes several opportunities for investors to make the most of their experience with RESI and source under-the-radar, hard-to-find technologies that are a fit for their mandate, advance deals, or even help their current portfolio companies expand.

Through the program, investors can tailor their experience and capitalize on Life Science Nation (LSN)’s vast database of early-stage fundraising companies in a diverse set of sectors, indications, and applications. It combines the ease of the RESI platform with the expertise of the team behind the scenes. Schedule a meeting with the investor research team and LSN CEO, Dennis Ford to share your unique sourcing needs and learn how LSN can help you build relationships with the companies that are a fit for you. View the brochure and get the conversation started.

Global Tech Hub Gathering at RESI Partnering Week September

1 Jul

By Gregory Mannix, Vice President International Business Development, General Manager Europe, LSN

Innovation is booming. Whether it originates in a university lab, a hospital or a research institute, technology hubs like incubators and accelerators are helping these early-stage spinouts become companies that can move their technologies to the next phase. They play a key role globally.

At RESI Partnering Week, September 13-17, we will once again pay tribute to and showcase Tech Hubs from around the world. These important organizations will have the chance to be featured on the event Live Agendas and showcase their programs and companies on a dedicated landing page. Plus, their constituent companies will be able to register for Digital RESI September, RESI AI, or RESI Longevity at a discounted price and pitch in an Innovator’s Pitch Challenge, getting valuable experience fielding live questions from a panel of investors.

RESI and Tech Hubs: partners in a common mission.

Past Tech Hub Participants

For more information, contact

Making the IPC Work for You

1 Jul

By Rory McCann, Marketing Manager & Conference Producer, LSN

The Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC) is an opportunity for early-stage companies to pitch to a live panel of active investors in their sector, but the pitch session is only a small part of the challenge. A large amount of thought, creativity, and effort goes into the data and presentation of a company’s pitch materials that will be hosted on a dedicated webpage, and the time put into their longer recorded pitch goes beyond the average 4-minute video. The IPC is meant to be one stop along the way to preparing companies for building strategic partnerships with well-matched investors. I chatted with the Life Science Nation research team to learn more about how companies can truly take advantage of this unique opportunity and make it work for them long-term.

What is the greatest value of pitch sessions like the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge?

The pitch session is a unique opportunity for companies to get a great deal of exposure to a large investor audience. With their marketing collateral available on a dedicated page along with a pitch video, all conference attendees can find out more about the company and what makes it unique. Furthermore, the live Q&A session allows the companies to interact with investor judges who are in their sector, along with a live audience to watch their pitch, which often includes other investors interested in learning more about their technology. While there is a great opportunity to find investors who are a fit, more than anything, the IPC is a way to hone your pitch, to make sure you are fully prepared for any questions you may get asked when you are in an initial investor meeting.

What makes a strong pitch page and video?

A strong pitch page and video are centered around good marketing collateral and a company’s ability to tell their story in a concise and cogent manner. A good pitch video should cover these points:

  1. What the company does/what is the technology
  2. What makes the company unique
  3. What is the target market and its size
  4. What milestones you have achieved, and what milestones you are looking to meet with this fundraise

What should companies do to prepare for their live pitch?

Companies only have one minute to refresh the memories of the investor panel before the Q&A starts, so they should make sure to highlight the key value proposition of their company in that minute. It takes practice to give a clear description of their company in so short a time – they should practice! Also, they should think about all the questions an investor may ask, and they should remember, they won’t necessarily all be about the technology. Investors are also interested in a company’s exit strategy, go-to-market strategy, any regulatory hurdles that may exist, etc. An investor needs to know a lot more than just the science, and their decisions won’t be based solely on that either.

What makes a company stand out in a live pitch?

A company stands out by making a clear elevator pitch, followed by clear and cogent responses to investor questions. A company needs to make sure to really listen to the question, and to address it fully. Also, a company should try to avoid bluffing their way through a question they may not have the answer to – investors can tell. It’s OK not to always have all the answers, if the company needs to look into something further, and it’s better to acknowledge that. More than anything, these live sessions are a great way for entrepreneurs to show the passion they have for their companies.

What advice would you offer a company to make the most of their pitch session post-conference?

After each live Q&A session, the RESI team connects all of the companies and investors who participated in their assigned session via group e-mail. The company should make sure to follow up with the investors who were on the panel, to get any tips and feedback they can provide. This may lead to fruitful conversations, a referral to another investor they know who may be interested, or even just some great feedback. This is an excellent opportunity to find out what works and what doesn’t, and to see what questions the company is asked frequently, to know what information they may want to prepare ahead of time or add to their existing collateral. Cultivating and maintaining these relationships will help companies grow their industry network, enabling them to connect with more investors and industry experts in the future.

Are you interested in joining the IPC? Join us for RESI Partnering Week, September 13-17, and join a session that’s a fit for you!

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RESI Partnering Week Agenda

24 Jun

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


Life Science Nation (LSN) returns with RESI Partnering Week, September 13-17! RESI Partnering Week will feature three events, including Digital RESI September (9/13 – 9/15), RESI AI (9/16 – 9/17), and RESI Longevity (9/16 – 9/17). We are excited to announce the agenda for the 5-day partnering experience:


  Digital RESI September
10 AM EDT Medical Devices  Asia Cross Border Corporate VC
11 AM EDT IPC Session #1 IPC Session #4  
12 PM EDT Seed Funds Tales from the Road Angels & Family Offices
1 PM EDT IPC Session #2 IPC Session #5  
2 PM EDT Big Pharma Mental & Behavioral Health IPC Session #8
4 PM EDT IPC Session #3 IPC Session #6 IPC Session #9
5 PM EDT   IPC Session #7 IPC Session #10
  RESI AI RESI Longevity
10 AM EDT Healthcare Communications Social Isolation & Loneliness Accelerated Pharma Development Health & Homecare
11 AM EDT Sensory Wellness Medical Accountability & Adherence
12 PM EDT IPC Session #1 IPC Session #2
1 PM EDT IPC Session #1 IPC Session #2
2 PM EDT Reproductive Wellness Diagnostic Wearables
3 PM EDT Late Breaking Late Breaking
4 PM EDT Healthcare Systems and Infrastructure Late Breaking Precision Medicine Late Breaking

Digital RESI September will feature panels and workshops highlighting a broad range of topics, including different investor types and relevant industry trends. RESI panels will feature active investors and strategic partners to discuss their perspectives and insights about investments, early-stage fundraising, and more. RESI AI and RESI Longevity feature panels highlighting early-stage partnerships between startups and their investors. The panels will center around the secrets to a successful partnership, with spotlights on companies working within specific sub-sectors and indications.

In addition to panels, RESI Partnering Week features the Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC), RESI’s take on virtual company presentations featuring multiple live investor Q&A sessions, which has quickly become popular among all RESI attendees as a unique and differentiated way to engage with novel innovations.

Apply for RESI IPC
Apply for RESI AI IPC
Apply for RESI Longevity IPC

Whether you are a fundraising entrepreneur, investor or strategic partner seeking new deal flow, or a service provider offering valuable products and services in the early-stage life sciences ecosystem, you do not want to miss the opportunity to join the upcoming RESI Partnering Week. Super Early Bird rates apply until July 9, so sign up today to save $100!

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