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MaRS HealthKick Invest is the largest early-stage health investment conference in Canada

Connecting health leaders and influencers with the Canadian and global investment community

MaRS HealthKick Invest brings together innovators in the therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device, digital health, and consumer health spaces and connects them to global venture capital funds, family offices, angel investors, and other capital partners interested in investing in the future of health.

The conference will feature talks by leading health investors and executives, one-on-one meetings between companies and investors, and the HealthKick Challenge pitch competition. MaRS HealthKick Invest takes place at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.

 

600+
attendees from 16 countries

 

300+
investors

 

50+
speakers

 

1,000+
one-on-one meetings

 

Who you'll meet

INVESTORS

Behind every great idea is a passionate investor. Conference attendees will mingle and connect with global venture capital funds, family offices, angel investors and other capital partners through a series of investment panels, networking events, one-on-one meetings and pitch competitions.

STARTUPS

Startups and their employees are on the front lines of health innovation. Hear from the brilliant minds behind the latest technologies and trends through one-on-one meetings, live panels and more.

THOUGHT LEADERS

Meet the researchers, academics and decision-makers who are advancing health technology and leading the way towards a better healthcare system.

THE ECOSYSTEM

MaRS HealthKick Invest isn’t just for ventures and investors. It’s also for executives, government entities, successfully funded ventures, and anyone else interested in the future of health investing and innovation.

HealthKick Invest Advisory Committee

Agenda

DAY ONE: APRIL 2, 2019

Track 1 – Investing Panels

7:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m.: Welcome and Keynote
9:30 a.m.: Early-Stage Digital Health and Medical Device Investing
10:30 a.m.: AI and Big Data – Digital Health and Medical Device Investing
11:30 a.m.: Angels and Family Offices Investing in Health
12:30 p.m.: Lunch
1:30 p.m.: HealthKick Pitch Competition
3:00 p.m.: Early-Stage Therapeutics Investing
4:00 p.m.: AI and Big Data – Therapeutics Investing
5:00 p.m.: Announcement of HealthKick Pitch Finalists and Cocktail Reception

Track 2 – Fundraising Panels

7:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m.: Welcome and Keynote
9:30 a.m.: Why I Did the Deal
10:30 a.m.: Reverse Due Diligence
11:30 a.m.: Understanding How VC’s are Motivated to Invest
12:30 p.m.: Lunch
1:30 p.m.: HealthKick Pitch Competition
3:00 p.m.: What NOT to Do When Raising Capital
4:00 p.m.: Bootstrapping!
5:00 p.m.: Announcement of HealthKick Pitch Finalists and Cocktail Reception

1:1 Partnering sessions throughout the day

 

DAY TWO: APRIL 3, 2019

Track 1

7:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m.: Welcome & HealthKick Pitch-Off
9:30 a.m.: Multinational Partnering and Corporate Venture Capital Investing
10:30 a.m.: Venture Philanthropy
11:30 a.m.: Why Invest in Canada
12:30 p.m.: Lunch and Announcement of HealthKick Pitch Winner
1:30 p.m.: 1:1 Partnering

Track 2

7:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m.: Welcome & HealthKick Pitch-Off
9:30 a.m.: VC’s Raising Too – Pitching is Not Just for Entrepreneurs

10:30 a.m.: After the Close
11:30 a.m.: How the Public Markets Affect Private Health Investing
12:30 p.m.: Lunch and Announcement of HealthKick Pitch Winner
1:30 p.m.: 1:1 Partnering

1:1 Partnering sessions throughout the day

 

More details and speakers will be announced soon! Agenda subject to change

Pitch Competition

This year’s conference will feature the MaRS HealthKick Pitch Competition, which will spotlight and give 15 high-potential health technology companies a chance to compete for $25,000 cash and in-kind services worth up to $10,000.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY

Registration

Register by February 22 to save $200

Are you an investor? Request a complimentary investor ticket here.

To qualify for a complimentary ticket, you must be a institutional venture capital investor, family office or accredited Angel investor with a history of investing in private life science companies.

Note: Our partnering platform will open in mid-February.

Contact: healthkickinvest@marsdd.com