Life Science Nation Newsletter | July 26, 2018 | Issue 276

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RESI Innovation Challenge
Deadline Is Tomorrow 7/27

  Life Science Investor Mandates  (Jul. 19 - Jul. 25 )
Initially Invests Up to $15M in Novel Therapeutics and Devices Throughout North America and Europe
Seeks Highly Disruptive Medical Device Technologies in USA or Europe, Can Invest Up to $10M
Seeks In-Licensing and Investment Opportunities Globally, From Small Molecule NCEs to Drug Discovery Tools
Provides Capital and Clinical Trial Support to Early-Stage Therapeutics, Medical Device, and Diagnostic Companies
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LSN Videos
LSN Media Partners
By Dennis Ford, Founder & CEO, Life Science Nation; Creator of RESI Conference Series

Life Science Nation will host the RESI Global Partnering Conference on September 6th at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Part of this new aspect of RESI is the First Coast Innovator's Gathering, which will include incubators, accelerators, tech transfer offices, university translation initiatives, hospitals, research labs and their constituents from DC, MD, VA, PA, NJ, NY, RI, CT and MA. These geographic tech hubs will gather for the first time in one location to get on the radar screens of potential global partners.

This new initiative is the result of our global investor network asking LSN if we could source even earlier stage technology companies than typically attend LSN's RESI conferences. The scientist-entrepreneurs and fundraising CEOs who come to RESI are typically looking for series A and B, 2-10mm in capital. What our investors are asking for is the addition of the earliest stage startups seeking grants, seed, and angel capital. This is why LSN created the First Coast Innovators Gathering, to be introduced as a new part of the RESI Boston event. This will add a new and exciting dimension to our RESI conference, making it relevant to companies from seed to series B and beyond...

Incubators, tech transfer, universities, hospitals, research labs and their members located within the Northeast Corridor 
- DC, MD, PA, NJ, NY, RI, CT, MA
Biotech, Medtech, Diagnostics and Digital Health to source global investors and strategic partners, create relationships, and potentially, secure funding
First Coast Tech Hubs & Their Members
Early Stage Fundraising Companies
Seeking $15K - $2M
Seeking $2M - $10M+
Grants - Seed - Angel
Series A - Series B
By Karen Deyo, Investor Research Analyst, LSN

Tomorrow marks the deadline for applications for both the Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference Innovation Challenge and the First Coast Innovator's Gathering Innovation Challenge. Applicants to the First Coast Innovation Challenge, from the qualifying participants (link), are vying for a spot to pitch to a panel of investors interested in the earliest stage of technologies. The RESI Innovation Challenge will feature 30 companies selected from the applicants (First Coast participants are also welcome to apply!), presenting posters to all of the attendees of the RESI conference on Sept. 6th at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The top three companies of the RESI Innovation Challenge will receive prizes during the cocktail hour...

In this latest edition of the summer reading series, we will be explaining the importance of understanding where your opportunity fits within the marketplace. Knowing who you are and how you compare with other companies in the space is crucial in determining the investors to whom you should be reaching out, what you should be highlighting in your marketing materials, and, in some cases, whether you need to "pivot," or change, your commercialization plan.

Chapter 5 of The Life Science Executive's Fundraising Manifesto, "Knowing Who and What You Are, and Where You Fit," discusses how to define yourself and your market, as well as the importance of being able to pivot after receiving feedback and how to identify when it is strategically relevant to do so.

We hope this text proves to be informative. Join us next week for Chapter 6: "Branding and Messaging", for some tactical tips on how to build a brand for your company.

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