Timing is everything. With the advent of CoVID-19 disrupting the business landscape, the life science arena must adapt and continue to move the needle in healthcare. The spring conference season must go on, and the latest strategy is to see if a virtual conference can work on a global scale. LSN thinks the answer is yes, we can make it happen.

The life science industry is unique in that the business models employed today are virtual in nature with small startup teams using global service providers to develop products. Global conferences are a huge part of this virtual ecosystem. The big question is, can the industry adapt and use a virtual conference and partnering platform. LSN has access to all the technology needed to simulate a physical conference with a digital conference. LSN hopes that our global partners will work with us to keep the momentum going in the right direction while we collectively ride out the storm. LSN has decided to go for it. Digital RESI Europe can be a success if we all pull together and make the best of the current situation.

The Digital RESI Europe Experience

The program guide and the “live” agenda will navigate you to the right RESI event and meeting.

A typical RESI conference attendee in the physical world receives the program guide and uses the agenda to plan out their day. So, the first hurdle for the digital event is how to navigate through a virtual conference? LSN is taking the “agenda page” of the Digital RESI Europe program guide and making it an interactive navigation vehicle for the three-day virtual event. All attendees will have 24/7 access to both “day of” panels and past panels of investors and strategic partners who explain their investment mandates for the 4Ds, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and digital health.

The Digital RESI Europe Agenda. https://resiconference.com/resiagenda/

LSN is going to embed links throughout the agenda that will allow RESI Europe attendees to easily navigate through all the aspects of the virtual conference. This means more opportunity to get at the amazing content presented by the who’s who of early stage global partnering. Click on the panel or workshop you wish to attend, and you will be connected to a prerecorded panel video. Click on the partnering section of the agenda and be linked to the Meeting Mojo partnering software application for your “live” 1:1 meeting. Click on the company presentation you want to see/hear, and the prerecorded video will surface for your viewing pleasure. Click on the Exhibition Portal and see the 30 top ranked Innovation Challenge companies and meet all of our featured exhibitors and tech hubs.

LSN is fortunate in that for Digital RESI Europe to succeed, LSN must stick to our core value, which is matching early stage companies with early stage partners and facilitating 1:1 partnering meetings. If we get that bit right, we will have preserved our value. LSN is confident that the virtual meeting scenario will be a success and may be a new way to connect buyers and sellers!

Digital RESI Europe Virtual Conference

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1:1 Partnering Meetings

Digital RESI Europe is a dedicated global partnering event. RESI has the most powerful partnering platform because we can match companies and partners based on stage of development and product fit. The core value is our 1:1 partnering, that RESI has used since 2013. The partnering software is owned and operated by our partner Meeting Mojo, which is implementing a video meeting component embedded in the application. Any RESI attendee can use this video capability to “attend” their scheduled meeting. The challenge for all the attendees will be the geographic time zone issues and that may require some flexibility. Fortunately, being virtual and being able to extend the conference from a one day physical to a three-day virtual conference means more availability to find mutual time slots that will work for both parties.

Investor and Workshop Panels

RESI is unique in that we dedicate most of our panels to the ten categories of investors and partners who play in the early-stage space, cross-border and across the silos of drugs, devices, diagnostics and digital health. What attendees learn from these panels is who the right players are, the best way to reach out, how they source technology (including RESI), how they vet companies and how they help early stage companies with whom they have relationships develop. The information that entrepreneurs receive from these panels is invaluable in helping them understand the nuances of how all the different players in the space approach early stage startups.

Featured Company Pitch Session Presenting Companies

Early stage life science companies that are actively raising seed capital ($25k to 2 MM), Series A ($2 MM to 10 MM) or Series B ($10 MM to 50 MM) use RESI to get in front of a panel of qualified investors in their market segment and pitch their company and product. The investors ask questions, provide feedback and commentary on the pitch, company and product. These presentations are invaluable in the journey to raising capital. Digital RESI Europe will feature presenting companies prominently on the conference website, and program guide and will post a prerecorded version of their pitch. Investors and industry experts will be encouraged to submit written questions to the pitching companies.

LSN Created a Virtual Exhibitor Hall

The Exhibition Portal will feature all our Digital RESI Europe exhibitors and our Innovation Challenge finalists.

Innovation Challenge

RESI is world renowned for its Innovation Challenge where, at every RESI conference, we feature select companies that have been scored and ranked with the LSN expert system for “investability.” We take the top 30 firms who apply and feature them with an easel in the exhibition hall. LSN has created a virtual exhibition hall where partners can see their poster board and also hear them give a prerecorded 3-5-minute pitch on their technology. The Innovation Challenge participants are virtually voted on with “RESI cash” and the winners will be awarded prizes and get featured in the LSN weekly newsletter.

Virtual Exhibitor Hall

The RESI exhibitors and sponsors will be featured on a dedicated page with a virtual exhibitor booth, showcasing their services and the value they can provide. Participating tech hubs can highlight their programs and constituent companies.


How exactly will Digital RESI Europe work?

LSN is going to embed links throughout The RESI Europe Agenda https://resiconference.com/resiagenda/ that will allow Digital RESI Europe attendees to easily navigate through all the aspects of the virtual conference. This means more opportunity to get at the amazing content presented by the who’s who of early stage global partnering. At their discretion attendees can now immerse themselves in ALL the content being delivered, and have more time to engage with participating companies and investors.

Will the panels and workshops be available over the three days?

Yes, attendees will have full virtual access to navigating all components of the conference over these three days. Not only will you be able to see “day of” content but also past panels where you can hear firsthand, how these investors and strategic partners source, vet and develop relationships with early stage technology firms.

How will Investor and Workshop panels be presented?

LSN is taking the “agenda page” of the RESI Europe program guide and making it an interactive navigation vehicle for the three-day virtual event. All attendees will have 24/7 digital access to the full day of panels scheduled in the agenda. At the click of a button attendees will be able to review pre-recorded panel discussions at their convenience. LSN will also provide access to past RESI panels of investors and strategic partners explaining their investment mandates for the 4Ds, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and digital health. In addition to providing access to the scheduled panels as well as content from previous RESI conferences, attendees have the additional flexibility of working around scheduled meetings without struggling to balance their schedule.

Is RESI still doing 1:1 partnering?

Yes. Because Digital RESI Europe is now virtual, LSN can extend RESI 1:1 Partnering from one physical day to three virtual days. This will give you more opportunity to arrange more partnering meetings. The RESI Partnering Platform will allow for video conferencing and screen sharing to make your meetings more effective.

Will RESI partnering cover the three virtual days?

Yes. Digital RESI Europe attendees will be able to take advantage of more than three times as many partner meeting slots, have more opportunity to see relevant partner content and the ability to pick and choose meetings, panels and workshops from the comfort of your home or office.

I go to RESI to meet investors and strategic partners – how will that be affected?

RESI is unique in that it is a dedicated partnering conference. At any given RESI conference, LSN will have between 300 and 600 entrepreneurs and, amazingly, the same number of investors, making for a 1:1 ratio of buyers and sellers. The core value is the capability to utilize the RESI Partnering Platform (powered by Meeting Mojo) for an early stage life science company to meet investors and partners that are a fit for their stage of development and their product set. This makes for compelling, dynamic meetings based on fit.

RESI has been working with Meeting Mojo for RESI as a proprietary partnering software since LSN started the RESI Conference series back in 2013. Originally, LSN jointly designed and developed a capability to match the scientist-entrepreneurs and fundraising CEOs with investors and strategic partners based on data parameters in each parties’ profile. The partnering system includes detailed company profiles, preventing meetings where attendees spend the time discovering they are not a fit for each other, wasting a valuable time slot. RESI partnering stands out in the industry because mismatching is dramatically reduced, ensuring maximum value of your partnering schedule. The three day Digital RESI Europe format will allow attendees to take even more advantage of this unique LSN resource.

Please explain how the Meeting Mojo video software partnering module will work?

We are all familiar with video conferencing and video meetings via our PC applications and mobile cell devices, so this is not a big leap to integrate the video capability into the Meeting Mojo partnering and scheduling software. Most RESI attendees are already familiar with the Meeting Mojo/RESI partnering. You log in as you have in the past and schedule your meetings as before, and at the designated time of your meeting you simply go to the Meeting Mojo partnering site and with a few mouse clicks will be “live” for your partnering meeting.

The virtual meeting platform is seamlessly integrated into the partnering software, and LSN and Meeting Mojo will make step-by-step instructions available. It is easy to use, intuitive and very good quality. We can use Meeting Mojo partnering software to provide a functional equivalent of the physical 1:1 meeting that make RESI a very important global event.

Grants, Seed, Angel, Series A, Series B

The Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference series was created by Life Science Nation (LSN) to bring together startups with early-stage investors and strategic channel partners. The goal was to maximize the capability of these companies, from seed to series B, to find partners who are a fit for their technology and stage of development. What‘s unique about RESI is that the event is cross border and cross domain, connecting startups with 10 categories of global investors across the silos of drugs, devices, diagnostics and digital health, the “4 Ds”. RESI caters to both the earliest stage startups, those seeking grants, seed and angel capital, and the early-stage firms who seek series A and B funding.

  • 1:1 Ratio of Entrepreneurs to Investors
  • Cutting-edge Technologies across Drugs, Devices, Diagnostics, & Digital Health
  • 10 Type of Early-Stage Investors from North America, Europe, Asia…
  • A Full Day of One-to-One Partnering Meetings and Networking
  • Insightful Investor Panels and Entrepreneur Workshops
  • Global Gathering of Tech Hubs & Their Constituents

LSN invites tech hubs, entrepreneurs, investors, strategic partners, and service providers to the RESI Conference.

RESI Conference Timeline:

March 23rd – 25th, 2020 – Digital RESI Europe

June 8th, 2020 – RESI San Diego

September 21st – RESI Boston

November – RESI ASIA 2020

Incubators, tech transfer offices, universities, hospitals, research labs and their constituents to get on the radar of investors and channel partners. Biotech, Medtech, Diagnostics and Digital Health to source global investors and strategic partners, create relationships, and potentially, secure funding
Tech Hubs & Their Constituents Early Stage Fundraising Companies
Seeking $15K – $2M Seeking $2M – $10M+
Grants – Seed – Angel Series A – Series B

RESI 2020 Series

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