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VANTEC Meeting: Investing in Life Sciences and HealthTech

02 Jun 2021
2:30pm - 6:00pm PDT

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Life Sciences and HealthTech

 

The June VANTEC event will feature thought leaders who will provide some insights into the trends and future of the life and health sciences sector; followed by presentations from life sciences and healthtech companies. Join us for an afternoon of investor panels, pitches, and networking.

 

Thank you to our event partner: Nimbus Synergies.

 

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A G E N D A

 

Networking 2:30pm

Breakout rooms for networking.

 

Investment Trends 3:00pm-3:20pm

Overview for the Life Sciences sector

Overview of the trends in the life sciences sector observed globally and in Canada.

PresenterWendy Hurlburt, President & CEO at LifeSciences BC

Wendy, is a senior executive who brings more than 20 years of global finance, operations and compliance leadership experience in healthcare and technology sectors, has held leadership positions at Johnson & Johnson, the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Lexmark International. Wendy has a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, MBA from Queen’s University and a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from the Sauder School of Executive Education, University of British Columbia. 

 

Roundtable Discussion 3:20pm-3:55pm

ModeratorWendy Hurlburt, President & CEO at LifeSciences BC 

Panelists:

Jason Robertson, VP Investments, Nimbus Synergies Inc.

More panelists to be announced soon.

Welcome and Community Announcements 4:00pm

Community partners are invited to make a 90-second announcement of their upcoming events to the investors and founders in the room and subscribers to our newsletter. Simply email us at info@vantec.ca.

INVESTOR EVENTS

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

 

Company Presentations 4:15pm

Companies can apply to pitch here and are recommended to attend one or more of the pitch circuit events to practice their pitch. The presenting companies will be announced 2 weeks prior to the meeting.

UPDATES (90 seconds)

 

PREVIEWS (90 seconds)

 

 

FULL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes)

 

 

Investor Decks

The company presentations and investor packages, including more details on the team, financials, and other documents are available to VANTEC members on the Gust platform. Email us at info@vantec.ca if you have any questions.

 

Networking 5:30pm-6:00pm

Dedicated breakout rooms for full presenters and investor/founder networking.

 

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.

 

Wendy Hurlburt, President & CEO at LifeSciences BC

Wendy, is a senior executive who brings more than 20 years of global finance, operations and compliance leadership experience in healthcare and technology sectors, has held leadership positions at Johnson & Johnson, the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Lexmark International. Wendy has a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, MBA from Queen’s University and a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from the Sauder School of Executive Education, University of British Columbia. 

LifeSciences BC

LifeSciences BC is a not-for-profit, non-government, industry association that supports and represents the life sciences community of British Columbia through leadership, facilitation of investment and partnering, advocacy, and promotion of our world-class science and industry.

http://www.lifesciencesbc.ca

 

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Jason Robertson, VP Investments, Nimbus Synergies Inc.

Jason leverages over 20 years of experience as a health and technology executive, entrepreneur, mentor, and investor. He is the co-founder and Vice President of Investments at Nimbus Synergies, which leads early-stage financings in innovative and complementary health technology companies in British Columbia. Prior to founding Nimbus, Jason led Business Operations for Aquinox Pharmaceuticals where he was responsible for M&A, licensing, IP, contracts, and, outsourcing and relationship management. He was integrally involved in the company’s raising of more than $60M in VC financing, successful NASDAQ IPO, as well as a $155 million partnership with Astellas Pharma. Jason also serves on the Board of Directors of Alavida Health, Claris Healthcare, LifeBooster, and Zennea Technologies.

Nimbus Synergies

Nimbus Synergies leads early-stage financings in innovative and complementary digital health companies in British Columbia. By bringing these companies together to share resources, industry specific knowledge, and relationships, Nimbus is accelerating their growth and increasing their likelihood of success. Nimbus is significantly impacting the burgeoning yet underserved digital health sector through its leadership as investor, partner, and mentor. It is one of the most exciting additions to the province’s technology industry and the newest member of Discovery Parks’ group of companies. By investing Discovery Parks’ assets in startups focused on the intersection between life sciences and technology, Nimbus aims to improve health through BC-led innovation.

https://www.nimbusinc.vc

Apply to Pitch

We invite all companies seeking seed investment to apply. Please express your interest by completing your application to pitch no later than May 14, 2021, at 11:59pm PDT.

 

Benefits

  • Get feedback and advice from investors and industry experts on your business, investor profile and presentation several weeks before the investor meeting.
  • Grow your connections, relationships with industry experts, peers, and investors. Set up deep dive conversations with aligned investors.
  • Selected companies will be provided with the opportunity to share their story via pre and post-event marketing content that will be created and shared by our partners.
  • Company pitches will be recorded on video for viewing on-demand and are made available to you to share with your investors.
  • We will share the videos of the pitches and investor packages with our investors and affiliated angel groups.

 

Application Criteria

You are seeking an equity investment from angel investors and you are on your way to meet these criteria.

You are a BC-based company that is transforming the value chain with life sciences and healthtech solutions. Companies from other provinces are welcome to apply, and we will introduce you to our partners, however for this investor meeting BC companies are preferred.

Innovation & Impact: Concept is a transformative/game-changing approach to solving a problem or gap in the market that can have a major impact at scale.

Product / Technology: Product or service has a competitive advantage and barriers to entry.

Customers / Traction: Validated customer needs and wants. Researched competition and substitutes. Understand key growth metrics. Steady progress in building a successful business.

Business Model / Scalability: Clear business model. Know how to scale, access markets, and acquire customers. Know costs and how margins improve with scale. High growth profitable market opportunity, preferably with global impact at scale.

Sustainability / Social Good: Business has a triple bottom line: people, profit, and the planet.

Team: Well-rounded team of founders, staff, and advisors.

Exit: Path to a high-value exit.
 

Our Process

  • May 14 - Is the final deadline to submit your application. We ask you to complete a secure online investor profile on GUST. An investor panel selects the companies.
  • May 18 and May 25 - If you are selected for the online pre-screening, you will give a 5-minute presentation, answer questions, and receive feedback on your business and presentation from a panel of experienced investors and domain experts. This will take about 30 minutes.
  • May 26 - We will announce the final selection of companies. 
  • June 2 - At the investor meeting, you will present to an audience of angel investors, family offices, funds, and community partners.
  • The meeting starts at 2:30pm with industry trends and roundtable discussion. Company presentations to investors are from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.
  • We recommend companies schedule time for investor deep dive meetings after the investor meeting.

 

NOTE: If you are not selected to present, we will consider your application for upcoming investor meetings held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month.

 

Selection Committee

The selection committee includes:

 

02 Jun 2021
2:30pm - 6:00pm PDT

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