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Where Health Means Business

Wednesday April 5, 2017
8:30 a.m. ‐ 2:00 p.m.
Toronto, Canada

Join us in Toronto for an exclusive showcase of emerging talent and top entrepreneurs.

The city houses the country’s biggest healthcare market and its greatest concentration of research, commercialization, innovation and healthcare delivery assets.

On April 5, MaRS is inviting the most innovative companies and thought leaders to engage with global investors at HealthKick.

MaRS HealthKick is an exclusive showcase of emerging talent and top entrepreneurs.

Canada’s most innovative, emerging companies will pitch to health investors from the United States and beyond in one of three categories: digital health, pharma & biotech and medical devices.

Three winners will be selected by a panel of expert judges, and they will each take away CA $20,000 in prize money.

Following the competition, notable entrepreneurs in health and life sciences will engage in TED-style talks and answer audience questions. We’ll wrap everything up with a keynote luncheon.

HealthKick is an invite-only event for qualified investors, strategic corporate partners and sponsors.

Who Attends?

Early-stage and emerging growth health ventures

Fundraising CEOs, health-based entrepreneurs and senior executives from health ventures across Canada and around the world will hear from, and pitch to investors and corporate leaders.

Leading investors

Investors from across North America and around the world will uncover innovative companies in the biotech, medical device, digital health, and consumer health & wellness spaces, and have the opportunity to network with their peers.

Strategic partners

Senior government officials, industry leaders, researchers, and decision-makers from hospitals, universities and the private sector will build relationships with prospective clients and providers of innovative products.

HealthKick is a cornerstone event within 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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