Life Science Nation Newsletter  | February 16,  2017  |  Issue 201

  The LSN Story   |   Investor Platform   |   Company Platform   |   RESI Conference   |   Fundraising Consulting
Life Science Investor Mandates (Feb. 9  - Feb. 15)
Seeks Early Stage Device Opportunities in Hematology, Liver Diseases and Cardiovascular
Invests in Software-enabled Healthtech and Wearable Devices
to Back Life Science Companies
Invests in Devices and Diagnostics Up to 18 Months Prior to Clinical Trials
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By Lucy Parkinson, Director of Research, LSN

If you're the CEO of an early stage life science company, you're most likely attending a lot of events in order to find investors and strategic partners. Due to the long term capital needs in this sector, there's a particularly high interest in family office conferences as a potential source of funding. However, from LSN staff attending many of these events and also hearing from LSN clients we've discovered that many of these events are not always as advertised. Buyer beware when checking out an event. Watch out for the following warning signs: 

Flood of Consultants. Seeing a lot of names of advisory or consulting firms in the attendee list of a conference you are looking to attend is an obvious red flag. The main point of partnering conferences for early-stage companies is to connect with as many relevant investors as possible. Pitching to firms that do not directly allocate capital is not an efficient use of anyone's time...

By Nono Hu, Director of Marketing, LSN

At the 12th Annual Non-Dilutive Funding Summit on January 11th, Dennis Ford gave a Fundraising Bootcamp presentation for early stage life science CEOs. We're now delighted to make this presentation available online. Covering topics from branding and messaging for your company to positioning yourself to raise capital, the Fundraising Bootcamp is invaluable to CEOs seeking financing to move their technologies forward in the development process.

By Natasha Eldridge, RESI Conference Manager, LSN

The 2017 RESI on MaRS conference is proud to be partnering with hotels and airlines to offer attendees exclusive discounts during their stay in Toronto.

Porter Airlines and Air Canada are both offering discounts on flights to Toronto for flights scheduled from April 1 - 8, 2017. The Fairmount Royal York Hotel is also offering discounts from April 3 - 5, 2017. Additional hotel partners include Sheraton Centre Toronto and Chelsea Hotel.

Included are the promo codes and links to our RESI on MaRS partners and we look forward to seeing you in Toronto...