It is no secret that the entrepreneurial landscape of the life sciences sector has experienced a seismic shift in recent years. Understanding your company’s needs, the funding opportunities available, and specifics on what investors look for are all critical elements entrepreneurs need to know to find the right fit for their company’s technology sector and stage of development.
On March 22, at the NEOMED Institute, the Greater Montreal chapter of Women In Bio will host a half-day conference. This event will bring together seasoned life science entrepreneurs and investors to discuss the challenges, as well as the opportunities, in funding innovation in the life sciences. A panel of investors will discuss the broad range of funding options and platforms that are available and share tips on effectively interacting with potential investors. In addition, an entrepreneur showcase session will highlight Québec success stories, with CEOs sharing their experiences and offering advice.
Speakers will include: Rebecca Yu (Head of JLABS @ Toronto), Clarissa Desjardins (CEO & Founder, Clementia Pharmaceuticals), Margaret Magdesian (CEO & Founder, ANANDA Devices), Geneviève Guertin (Portfolio Manager, FSTQ), Inès Holzbaur (General Partner, Amorchem), Maha Katabi (Partner, Sectoral Asset Management), Tara Nickerson (Chief Business Officer, Prothena Biosciences), Michèle Houpert (Director, Life Sciences Branch, Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation), and Louise Proulx (Chief Development Officer, Therillia Development Company). Early Bird pricing is available.