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MaRS HealthKick Invest 2020

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


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DATE
Wednesday, April 1
LOCATION
MaRS Discovery District
TICKET
Startup, Investor/Corporate or HealthKick


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

MaRS HealthKick Invest is a special event that connects innovators and investors. Leaders in therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device, digital health and consumer health spaces have the chance to meet with global venture capital funds, family offices, angel investors and other capital partners interested in investing in the future of health.

Plus, there are panel talks by leading health investors and executives, one-on-one meetings between companies and investors, as well as the HealthKick Challenge pitch competition.

MaRS HealthKick Invest takes place at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.

Who you'll meet at HealthKick Invest

Investors

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

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.

Partial list of confirmed investors

Selected speakers

Sam Ifergan

Founder and Managing Partner
iGan Partners

Richard Osborn

Managing Partnerr
TELUS Ventures

Anne Woods

Managing Director, Life Sciences and Healthcare
Silicon Valley Bank

Michael Gietl

Industry Executive - Midwest and Canada Life Sciences and Healthcare Services
JP Morgan

Frederic Lemaitre Auger

Managing Partner
Accel-Rx - adMare BioInnovations

Joel Finlayson

Partner
iGan Partners

Damian Lamb

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Genesys Capital

Tanja Dowe

CEO
Debiopharm Innovation Fund

Bharat Srinivasa

Co-Founder & Principal
Amplitude Ventures

Erhan Soyer-Osman

Principal
Two Sigma Ventures

Kathryn Wortsman

Managing Partner
Amplify Capital

David Sable

Portfolio Manager
Special Situations Life Sciences Fund and Life Sciences Innovation IVF Venture Fund

Peter van der Velden

Managing General Partner
Lumira Ventures

Bill Carpou

CEO
OCTANe

Katherine Hayes

Director
Wittington Ventures

Sally Daub

Founder and Managing Partner
Pool Global Partners

Shayn Diamond

Partner
Whitecap Venture Partners

Aaron Feierstein

Senior Corporate Development Advisor, Healthworx
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Parimal Nathwani

Vice President
TIAP

Cedric Bisson

Partner
Teralys Capital

Agenda

Track 1: Health Investing Panels

7:00 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m.: Welcome and HealthKick Invest Pitch Competition
9:30 a.m.: Early-Stage Digital Health Investing
10:30 a.m.: Early-Stage Medical Device Investing
11:30 a.m.: Early-Stage Therapeutics Investing
12:30 p.m.: Lunch and HealthKick Invest Pitch Competition
1:45 p.m.: AI and Big Data Investing
2:45 p.m.: CVCs Investing in Health
3:30 p.m.: Angels and Family Offices Investing in Health
5:00 p.m.: Announcement of HealthKick Pitch Winners and Cocktail Reception

Track 2: Starting, Pivoting and the Journey to Liquidity

7:00 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m.: Welcome and HealthKick Invest Pitch Competition
9:30 a.m.: Company Formation by Scientific Founders
10:30 a.m.: Raise Like a Boss
11:30 a.m.: Prepare for the Pivot
12:30 p.m.: Lunch and HealthKick Invest Pitch Competition
1:45 p.m.: Learning from a Collapse
2:45 p.m.: A View to the Exit
3:30 p.m.: Advice from Serial Entrepreneurs
5:00 p.m.: Announcement of HealthKick Pitch Winners and Cocktail Reception

1:1 meetings 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 up to 20 high-potential health technology companies a chance to compete for one final $25,000 cash prize in addition to $10,000 in legal services provided by Blakes. The two runners up will receive acceptance into the Blakes Nitro program. Applications accepted until 5pm ET February 28, 2020.

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