Digital RESI March 14-16, 2023

(Virtual only conference, all live sessions conducted via Zoom webinar)

Tuesday (3/14) – 10 AM EDT
Seed Funds Panel
Investing in Emerging Science to Pursue High Rewards

Investing in the earliest stages comes with a high risk and a potentially high reward. Whether investing in a therapeutics or digital health company, seed investors have to make difficult decisions with a lot less data than other investors. The panelists will discuss topics such as:

  • How much proof-of-concept validation is needed for seed funding
  • What increased benefit is needed to mitigate the increased risk
  • What is unique in the structure of seed-stage deals (convertible notes vs straight equity)
  • Does the early stage of the company lead investors to take a more active role

Many investors prefer to wait for later stages due to the decreased risk of failure. Those investors who are willing to take the risk of seed-stage investment will share their approach and selection criteria when assessing early-stage companies.

Global Partnering Campaign and Roadshow Preparation

Tuesday (3/14) – 11 AM EDT
It All Starts with The Story

The most successful entrepreneurs are always the best storytellers. Finding a way to naturally formulate your company’s unique story and portraying this through multiple modalities whether it be a 1-minute elevator pitch or a 12-slide pitch deck is one of the most effective ways to get potential investors and partners on board with your value proposition. This bootcamp will cover the importance of entrepreneurial agency, finding your voice and developing a compelling narrative for the different players that will emerge along a deal chain, and language tools to refine your hook.

Global Partnering Campaign and Roadshow Preparation

Tuesday (3/14) – 12 PM EDT
First-Time CEOs: Avoiding Pitfalls

This session will cover some of the most common pitfalls that catch first-time and serial entrepreneurs off guard. From false premise and being tentative to surrounding yourself with executives that do not have augmentative and complimentary skillsets, there are many things that can slow the growth of your early-stage life science entity. By learning how to avoid these issues and not run yourself over, your chances of making it to the market will increase greatly.

Tuesday (3/14) – 2 PM EDT
Impact Investors Panel
Seeking Beyond Financial Returns

This panel make equity investments into early-stage companies and organizations with the intent to generate a positive social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. Some of these firms focus on impacting a specific patient population, whereas others have broader goals in creating an impact for their local region, or the world. Topics may include:

  • What is impact investing?
  • How is the investment mandate affected by the impact goal? • How do investors measure and increase the impact of their capital?
  • How should startups approach impact investors for fundraising, and what criteria do they use to evaluate opportunities?
  • What separates an impact investor from a traditional VC?

Panelists will discuss how impact investors provide capital to address challenges in life sciences and healthcare sectors worldwide. While impact investing market is a relatively new trend, panelists will also discuss how companies can successfully fundraise from impact investors and the best way to develop a relationship with relevant investors.

Wednesday (3/15) – 10 AM EDT
Early Stage Therapeutics Panel
Bringing the Newest Therapies to the Clinic

This panel aims to bring a diverse group of experts & senior decision making staff from VCs, corporate pharma, and other investor types who focus on biotech/therapeutics investments together to discuss topics such as:

  • The decision-making process
  • Current areas of interest and areas of high need
  • How companies can better differentiate themselves, especially those in overcrowded indications
  • Common mistakes /red flags
  • Recently successful deals and how they were successful

The moderator will guide the discussion through topics including how the investors source & vet novel therapeutic assets, what kinds of technology are of interest to them right now, and how they as investors work with a startup to move a new drug toward commercialization.

Global Partnering Campaign and Roadshow Preparation

Wednesday (3/15) – 11 AM EDT
Tagline & Elevator Pitch

Distilling your company identity into a 5-7 word tagline and then expanding upon that in a 5-7 sentence elevator pitch is one of the most fundamental business development skills that early-stage entrepreneurs must master when launching global partnering campaigns. Join us to learn how to develop a compelling tagline and convincing elevator pitch to grip the attention of your target investors and licensing partners.

Global Partnering Campaign and Roadshow Preparation

Wednesday (3/15) – 12 PM EDT
Executive Summary + Tear Sheet

This session will cover some of the most common pitfalls that catch first-time and serial entrepreneurs off guard. From false premise and being tentative to surrounding yourself with executives that do not have augmentative and complimentary skillsets, there are many things that can slow the growth of your early-stage life science entity. By learning how to avoid these issues and not run yourself over, your chances of making it to the market will increase greatly.

Wednesday (3/15) – 2 PM EDT
Aging at Home Panel
New Products and Technologies for Home Healthcare Management

Seniors today are prioritizing the ability to live well where they choose. The aging baby boomer generation and the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic have emphasized the opportunities and the technology is inventive. Learn more about what life science investors are seeing as important trends in this popular space.

Thursday (3/16) – 10 AM EDT
Health System Partners Panel
Novel Partnering Approaches to Improve Quality of Care

Healthcare organizations are embracing innovations and becoming a key training ground to test the medical benefits, technical feasibility, and business viability of new technology breakthroughs.

From innovation centers to investment vehicles, healthcare organizations have become critical partners for entrepreneurs. This panel will reveal the changing role healthcare organizations are playing in fostering innovation.

Topics may include:

  • What are hospitals and health networks doing to engage with new technology companies?
  • How can a startup get the most out of conducting pilot studies with a healthcare system partner?
  • How do early stage companies work with healthcare systems to generate user experience for their new technologies?
  • How can healthcare organizations share their technical expertise with startups?

This RESI panel will help entrepreneurs navigate complex healthcare systems and bring their companies to the next milestone.

Global Partnering Campaign and Roadshow Preparation

Thursday (3/16) – 11 AM EDT
Pitch Deck & The 10 Myths of Fundraising

The pitch deck is the final piece of marketing collateral (having previously established your tagline, elevator pitch, executive summary, and tear sheet) that can help cogently tell your company’s unique story and highlight its key value points. As the pitch deck is one of the most commonly requested materials by investors and licensing partners, this session will also cover the 10 myths of fundraising to help elucidate some common misconceptions when launching global campaigns.

Global Partnering Campaign and Roadshow Preparation

Thursday (3/16) – 12 PM EDT
Strategies for Successful Partnering

Take a deep dive into your outreach campaign. Learn more about our proven successful strategy and how to craft your messages from your initial outreach and each follow up message after that.

Thursday (3/16) – 2 PM EDT
Chronic Disease Management Panel
Innovative Solutions for Long-Term, Self-Empowered Health

Millions living with chronic disease are often tasked with being their own caregivers in addition to being patients. AI-assisted tech can ease some of the burden of day-to-day management, enabling users to live happier and healthier lives without compromising care. Learn from investors working with early-stage tech to tackle the challenges, risks, and the potential of the latest innovation connecting patients with their care more efficiently.