VANTEC Meeting - Life Sciences Angel Network (LSAN)

13 Jun 2018
1:30pm - 6:45pm PDT

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VANTEC Meeting - Life Sciences Angel Network (LSAN)

Join us for the annual Life Sciences themed investor meeting where we invite and select BC's most promising Seed and Series A companies in the Medical Device, Pharma/Biotech, Digital Health, and Health IT sectors.

Companies from across BC are invited to apply to pitch and we welcome investors referrals of their portfolio companies. Please apply ASAP to provide sufficient time for pre-screening before or on May 22.

Companies who are upvoted by the investors during the June 13 meeting will be invited to participate in the upcoming Cascadia Venture Forum (CVF) to be held during Fall 2018 in Seattle.  Click HERE for details about the previous year's CVF program.

Sponsoring Opportunity
We welcome sponsors for this special event. For more information, email to get involved.



Registration & Networking 1:30pm


Welcome & Community Announcements 2:00pm


Salvis Group - Planning and execution of high uncertainty projects


Contact: Dave Turbitt | | 778-231-0172


Upcoming Events

Jul 4            VANTEC Summer Reception (immediately following meeting)


Company Presentations 2:20pm


Conquer Experience | Healthcare Services | Award-winning digital simulation training solution (PeriopSim) for operating room nurses

LifeBooster Inc | Healthcare Services | Predictive injury risk platform for the enterprise health and safety market 

ViewsIQ Inc | Medical Devices and Equipment | Digitizing pathology for accelerated patient diagnosis

Biointeractive Technologies Inc | Healthcare Services | Recovery and prevention of hand injuries through an engaging rehabilitative solution (TENZR)


Locumunity | Healthcare Services | Centralized marketplace for temporary doctors

NeedSafe | Healthcare Services | Protective needle assembly to prevent needlestick injuries

Embrace Orthopaedics Inc | Medical Devices | Athletic apparel with integrated, adjustable joint support

QiiQ Healthcare | Healthcare Services | Improved workflows to eliminate Emergency Department wait times

GenXys Health Care Systems | Healthcare Services | Precision prescribing pharmacogenetics software solutions  


Panel: Investing in BC Startups: Attracting Capital From Within the Region (PNW), Nationally and Internationally (US and Asia) 2:50pm



Sacha Mann, Venture Partner at Zoic Capital

Jason Robertson, Vice President Investments, Nimbus Synergies

Dylan Freeze, Analyst, Kensington Capital

Allyson Tighe, BDC Healthcare Venture Fund

Moderator:  Thealzel Lee, President, E-Fund




Company Presentations 3:30pm


Claris Healthcare Inc | Healthcare Services | Track, coach and monitor patients at home

Mindful Garden | Healthcare Services | SaaS platform reducing anxiety and aggression in seniors with delirium/dementia 


Panel: Corporate Partnership: Pitfalls and Opportunities 4:30pm


Jennifer Hamilton, Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson - New Ventures (Canada),

Jonathon Jafari, Senior Director, Business Development at Centre for Drug Research & Development

Janet Grove, Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright (Vancouver)

Lesley Esford, President, LSBC

Moderator:  Ali Ardakani, Founder & Managing Director, Novateur Ventures Inc.


Company Presentations 5:00pm


AxioSonic | Medical Devices | Platform technologies to treat sinusitis and pain

Sonic Incytes | Medical Devices | Quantitative ultrasound for point of care


Novelogics Biotechnology Inc | Biotechnology | Unique antibody immunotherapies for cancer


Closing 5:30pm


Reception & Networking  5:45-6:45pm

We will serve light snacks, wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks


NOTE: In our effort to share the pitches and presentations beyond our venue for a bigger impact we will record some of our events and make them available online.

By attending this event, you consent to the use of photography/video/audio in all forms of media, for any and all promotional purposes including advertising, display, audiovisual, exhibition or editorial use by VANTEC Angel Network without payment or other compensation.

13 Jun 2018
1:30pm - 6:45pm PDT

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