Skip to content

Author: Nick Zarzycki

How to get the most out of Health Innovation Week

MaRS’ Health Innovation Week (HIW) — the Toronto stop on the international life sciences conference circuit — provides Canadian founders with critical opportunities for fundraising, partnerships with multinationals and networking with investors and experts outside of your local network.  But with five days of programming — packed with keynote speeches, investor one-on-ones, venture summits, networking […]

Read More
The chance to get your health venture in front of leading investors — and other key benefits of Health Innovation Week

“One of the things that surprises founders most about fundraising is how distracting it is,” says Paul Graham, founder of the prestigious Mountain View, California-based Y Combinator startup accelerator. “When you start fundraising, everything else grinds to a halt.” Until very recently, this was doubly true for health tech entrepreneurs in Canada. Meeting investors and […]

Read More
Paul Desmarais III eyes healthy returns from startup investment

When it comes to supporting high-growth startups, Paul Desmarais III sees little downside. As executive chairman of Portag3 Ventures, one of Canada’s most successful VCs, chairman and CEO of Sagard Holdings, and a director on the board of top Canadian startups like Wealthsimple and KOHO, he knows first-hand the advantages of investing in early-stage companies. […]

Read More
Here’s how to get the most out of HealthKick Invest 2019

Held as part of Health Innovation Week 2019, HealthKick Invest is the largest early-stage health investment conference in Canada, bringing together hundreds of health startups, investors and executives from across the country for two days of one-on-one meetings, insightful panel discussions, and a pitch competition. Interested in attending this year’s conference? We sat down with […]

Read More