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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.

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