Opportunity Alert: Join the Ontario Trade Mission to Redefining Early Stage Investments Conference (RESI Conference)

The International Trade Branch, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, is organizing an Ontario Trade Mission to the RESI Conference, June 8, 2015, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas.  This Trade Mission will be able to accommodate ten Ontario companies.

The RESI Conference:  The RESI Conference, organized by Boston-based Life Science Nation (LSN), will be of interest to early stage biotech, medtech, and HIT companies seeking investment and partners. For more information about Life Science Nation please visit:  lifesciencenation.com For more information about the RESI Conference, please visit: http://www.resiconference.com/

Why Attend:  The RESI Conference has been designed to bring together fundraising CEOs and early stage investors from around the world.  Participants in the Ontario Mission will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with investors and potential partners, take the pulse on the latest biotech and medtech investment trends, hear from investment and company executives, present their company’s value proposition to investors, and network with peers and potential partners.

The conference series is focused on helping early stage biotech/pharma, medtech, H IT companies connect with relevant investors. There will be two investor panel tracks running, alongside a full day of partnering (up to 16 meetings). Please feel free to browse the full agenda.

RESI aims to feature a wide range of investor types, including angel syndicates, family offices and private wealth firms, corporate venture capitalists, venture philanthropy groups, foundations and endowments, big pharma and virtual pharma companies, mid-level private equity firms, government organizations, and venture capital investors.

Business Partnering/Investor Meetings:  The Partnering/Investor Meetings will be arranged directly through LSN’s partnering system.  Participants will be able to filter by: sector, indication and phase of development in order to identify the most appropriate investors for their specific interest.  Companies will be able to schedule up to 16 meetings for a maximum period of 30 minutes each.  The system will open for Partnering on May 9, 2015.

Location of Texas Medical Center at TMCx, Houston, Texas:  The Conference will take place at the Texas Medical Center’s Incubator (TMCx), located at 2450 Holcombe Blvd., which is a ten-minute drive from downtown Houston.  Hotel information will follow.

Participation Fee:  The non-refundable fee to participate in the Mission is C$350.00.  The fee covers the participation for one company representative and includes attendance at all conference sessions, participation in the Partnering meetings, all networking, social events and meals where specified.  Additional company personnel are welcome to attend at the fee of US $795.00 if registered before March 27, 2015.  Please make your cheques payable to the Minister of Finance and forward them to me at the address below.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accept credit cards

Application Form to Join the Ontario Mission:  If you wish to participate in the Ontario Mission, please submit the application (LSN 2015 Application) and participation fee ASAP, and no later than Friday, March 27, 2015.

2015 Application or Register here

Need more information? Please contact:  Patricia Cosgrove, Area Director, USA/Health Industries, International Trade Branch, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario  M7A 2E1,  Tel: (416) 212-1030

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