Life Science Nation Newsletter  |  June 30, 2016  |  Issue 168

  The LSN Story   |   Investor Platform   |   Company Platform   |   RESI Conference   |   Fundraising Consulting
Life Science Investor Mandates (June 16 - June 29)
Targets Preclinical Oncology Therapeutics
Seeks Healthcare IT & Services with B2B Focus
Invests in Medtech & Diagnostics in Midwest and Northeast US and Canada
Seeks Drug and Device Deals in USA
In This Issue
Nature BioEntrepreneur Features LSN: Aligning Needs
LSN Videos
RESI Landing on MaRS

RESI @ TMCx Investors Panel

By Dennis Ford, Founder & CEO, LSN

The first Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) Conference took place on September 16, 2013, and three years later, following highly successful events in San Francisco, Houston and Toronto, RESI will return to Boston for the 10th RESI Conference. Life Science Nation will be hosting the RESI Boston conference in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS on September 13th, 2016.

RESI Boston is a venue for entrepreneurs to meet with 10 categories of investors that LSN tracks including Family Offices, Corporate Venture Funds, Angel Groups, Venture Philanthropy, Venture Capital and more. Through the RESI Partnering, fundraising executives can have up to 16 scheduled meetings as well as many more ad-hoc meetings with diverse life science investors who fit their company's technology sector, indication and stage of development...

By Nono Hu, Director of Marketing, LSN

Last week at RESI on MaRS, the RESI HealthKick Innovation Challenge showcased 30 companies from the digital health, biotech, medical device and diagnostics sectors.  These companies were screened and selected from over a hundred applicants; all were very strong competitors, but only one winner could emerge from the all-day exhibition-style contest.  Here are the top 4 entrants, with a tie for third place!

First Place: Perimeter Medical Imaging (Toronto, Canada)
Michael Quigley, VP of Market Research, Life Science Nation
Paul Weber, President and CEO, Perimeter Medical Imaging
Lynn Carney, Manager, Marketing Dept, Medmarc Insurance Group

Second Place: BresoTec Inc. (Toronto, Canada)
Julie Brogren, COO, VP of Global Sales and Marketing, Bresotec Inc. Michael Quigley, VP of Market Research, Life Science Nation
Caren Cao, International Business Liaison, Bresotec Inc.

Third Place (Tie): QoC Health (Toronto, Canada)
Raymond Shih, President, Co-Founder, QoC Health
Michael Quigley, VP of Market Research, Life Science Nation

Third Place (Tie): Woven Orthopedic Technologies (Manchester, CT)
Michael Quigley, VP of Market Research, Life Science Nation
Ilana Odess, CEO, Woven Orthopedic Technologies

Thank you to all who competed in the RESI HealthKick Innovation Challenge, and to all the RESI attendees who took part by investing their votes in their favorite competing companies. If you'd like to be part of the RESI Boston Innovation Challenge apply now.

By Lucy Parkinson, Director of Research, LSN

In this latest edition of the summer reading series, we will be explaining the importance of understanding where your opportunity fits within the marketplace. Knowing who you are and how you compare with other companies in the space is crucial in determining the investors to whom you should be reaching out, what you should be highlighting in your marketing materials, and, in some cases, whether you need to "pivot," or change, your commercialization plan.

Chapter 5 of The Life Science Executive's Fundraising Manifesto, "Knowing Who and What You Are, and Where You Fit," discusses how to define yourself and your market, as well as the importance of being able to pivot after receiving feedback and how to identify when it is strategically relevant to do so.


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