April 4 & 5, 2017
MaRS Discovery District
Toronto, Canada

Next spring, we invite you to join us in Toronto, where health means business.

Canada’s largest and most diverse city, Toronto is also home to the country’s largest healthcare market, and its greatest concentration of research, commercialization, innovation and healthcare delivery assets.

On April 4 & 5, 2017, MaRS Discovery District, an innovation hub in the heart of downtown Toronto, is partnering with Life Science Nation to host the second-annual Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) on MaRS conference.

What is RESI on MaRS?

The largest health investor event in Canada, RESI on MaRS unites hundreds of early-stage investors with fundraising CEOs from the most cutting-edge life sciences startups.

Whether you’re an investor seeking access to new early-stage deals, or a CEO looking for funding, visibility and growth, this event offers the opportunity for real dialogue and relationship-building, with the goal of eventual capital allocations.

Connect with global investors and thought leaders

On day 1, you’ll learn about industry trends and make valuable connections through a series of keynote addresses, panel discussions, one-on-one meetings and networking opportunities.

The 30 most innovative ventures will also be invited to present their technologies at the RESI Innovation Challenge, an exhibition-style display aimed at investors.

Pitch to investors at the third-annual HealthKick Challenge

On day 2, Canada’s top early-stage and emerging growth ventures in medical devices, pharma & biotech, and digital health will be invited to pitch to global investors at the third-annual HealthKick Challenge, where they’ll have the opportunity to win one of three cash prizesApplications will open in January 2017.


RESI on MaRS is a cornerstone event of Toronto’s inaugural Health Innovation Week (HIW 2017), organized in partnership with TO Health!

Starting on April 3, 2017 and running throughout the week, Toronto will host hundreds of early-stage investors, global companies, innovative CEOs, ecosystem support players and policy makers, all focused on doing business in the healthcare sector. Stay tuned for further details.

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