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At RESI, You Can Make New International Connections with Investors and Scientist Entrepreneurs

10 May

By Karen Deyo, Investor Research Analyst, LSN

Over a third of registered attendees for RESI on June 4th come from firms based outside the US. That’s an incredible audience for any early stage life science entrepreneur or investor who is looking to broaden their network and make new international connections in the global early stage life science world.

RESI’s international attendees include both startups and investors. With RESI’s afternoon track on Asia-North America Partners, LSN has seeded a venue where international connections can be made, and on June 4th RESI will be a source for both international investors and also global life science discoveries.

Life science startups from around the world have applied to the Innovation Challenge, representing countries such as Canada, France, Taiwan, and also including a large delegation from South Korea sponsored by KOTRA. Other startups attending RESI come from as far away as Australia, Argentina and Denmark.

The investors attending RESI are also from all around the world, including countries such as Malaysia, Japan and Germany. International attendees include family offices, venture capital firms, venture philanthropists and large strategic partners from across the word.
Attending RESI is a great way to meet and connect with the international life sciences community, both for companies looking to form relationships with investors and for investors looking to identify new and exciting technologies.

RESI Innovation Challenge Puts Many Scientists/Entrepreneurs in the Funding Circle

1 Mar

By Chris Cummings, Senior Marketing Manager, LSN

RESI is heading to Toronto for the third time, and LSN will soon be reviewing applications to the RESI Innovation Challenge. This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to win a display space at RESI and make their mark at Toronto Health Innovation Week. You have until Friday March 2nd to apply – that’s tomorrow!

The RESI Innovation Challenge covers startups in therapeutics, medtech, diagnostics and healthcare IT from around the globe. All applicants will be vetted based not only on the quality of the company’s scientific work, but also on the strength of the management team and how well-positioned the company is to receive investment.

Previous Innovation Challenge participants have proven to be successful entrepreneurs; we have seen as many as 50% of companies selected to participate in an Innovation Challenge receive funding within one year of the conference. Top competitors are able to find a balance between utilizing both the structure of RESI’s partnering system, and the ad-hoc nature of the Innovation Challenge.

On April 10th, RESI on MaRS’s expected 700 attendees will receive “RESI Cash” to allocate to the entrepreneurs whose technologies they expect will be most influential. The capital invested will be tallied up and the top three winners will receive prizes and be featured in our RESI newsletter recap that will go out to LSN’s 20,000 newsletter readership. Don’t miss the opportunity to apply.

Calling All Life Science Entrepreneurs – Enter the RESI Boston Innovation Challenge

13 Jul

By Chris Cummings, Senior Business Development Manager, LSN

Christine A. Wu, Senior Research Analyst, LSN

chrsitineRESI is coming home to Boston and so is the RESI Innovation Challenge. This September’s life science innovation competition will showcase the most promising new health technologies in the RESI Innovation Challenge. If you are fundraising and aim to build a presence in the Boston’s booming healthcare scene, we’d like to see your application.

The RESI Innovation Challenge invites the top-tier early-stage companies in therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare IT to present from around the globe. All applicants will be vetted on the crucial balance of the quality of the company’s scientific innovation and the investment potential based on the company current standings and management team.

On September 26th, RESI’s estimated 1000 attendees will receive “RESI Cash” to “invest” in the company whom they believe to be the most “investible” of the contestants. The top three winners with the most RESI cash will receive prizes and be featured in our RESI newsletter recap that will go out to LSN’s 20,000 newsletter readership.

In the past we have seen around 50% of Innovation Challenge companies receive funding within a year from their exhibition at RESI. Be sure not to miss out on the chance of adding to this statistic – apply for the Innovation Challenge.

See below for the previous RESI Innovation Challenge testimonials.

“RESI Innovation Challenge was a fantastic way for us to increase exposure to investors attending the event. We highly recommend leveraging the Innovation Challenge with the one-on-one partnering platform to get more face time with investors.”

– Herman Lo, CEO, ViewsIQ Inc.

3rd Place in San Diego IC


“It was an absolute pleasure to participate in the RESI conference held at MaRS in Toronto. The unique structure of the conference facilitated creating new relationships with potential investors and partners. In particular, the Innovation Challenge pushed us to introduce ourselves to new people, which will be useful as we look towards a future financing round. I definitely recommend the RESI conferences to entrepreneurs seeking financing in the bio / health space.”
– Raymond Shih, President, Co-Founder, QoC Health
3rd Place, RESI on MaRS, June 23, 2016


“The RESI Innovation Challenge is a really good opportunity to meet investors and other companies in the space.  It’s a good showcase to reach that audience.”

– Jessica Ching, CEO, Eve Medical

2nd Place, RESI San Francisco, January 12, 2016

“The RESI Innovation Challenge is a unique way to pitch, and provides a great opportunity to see what other companies are doing in the industry, while allowing you to meet with potential investors and strategic partners outside of the partnering meetings.”

– John Connolly, VP Corporate Development, Rna Diagnostics

1st Place, RESI Boston, September 16, 2015

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