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RESI on MaRS: April 4, 2017
HealthKick: April 5, 2017

Where Health Means Business

MaRS Discovery District
Toronto, Canada

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Join us in Toronto for Canada’s largest health investor conference.

Taking place at MaRS Discovery District this spring, the two-day event is brought to you by MaRS and Life Science Nation.

Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) on MaRS is planned for day one (April 4), while day two will present the HealthKick Challenge (April 5). Register for these exciting events below, and find out more.

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.

On April 4 (day one), 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.

Register now for day one — RESI on MaRS

What is the HealthKick Challenge?

On April 5 (day two), Canada’s most innovative, high-potential health ventures are invited to participate in the 3rd annual HealthKick Challenge. Top early-stage and emerging companies will pitch to international investors, CEOs, corporate partners and valuable sponsors. A total pot of CAD $60,000 will be up for grabs, divided into three.

Sectors represented within the challenge include:

  • Medical devices
  • Pharma & biotech
  • Digital health

One winner will be selected from each health category, winning CAD $20,000 to spend on their venture.

Think you have what it takes?

Learn more about the HealthKick Challenge

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.

RESI on MaRS and the HealthKick Challenge are cornerstone events 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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