RESI Redefining Early Stage Investments at MaRS

I hosted the RESI Redefining Early Stage Investments at MaRS in Toronto on June 23rd.  This event was a partnership with LSN of Boston and brought together 250 international investors in partnership with 250 early stage fundraising CEOs.  Over 800 investment meetings took place that day and it is estimated it represented almost $300 M in investment assets in the room.

This was a great event to profile Canadian Health & Life Sciences to the world and a meaningful way to introduce them to much needed investment for growth and scaling of their important innovations.  This was an undertaking near and dear to my heart and my last official function as Managing Director of Health Innovation and Ventures at MaRS.

Photos from the Sex, Aging & Memory Conference

Canada’s First Women’s Brain Health Conference

Honorary Chairs

The Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, former Governor General of Canada

Dr. Carolyn Bennett MP, Chair of the National Liberal Women’s Caucus

Jeanne Beker, Fashion Television Personality, Author and Journalist

Christine Bentley, News Anchor, CTV

Suzanne Boyd, Editor-in-Chief, Zoomer Magazine

Dianne Carmichael, President, Canada’s Best Doctors

Maggie Cassella, Lawyer, Actress and Comedian

Elizabeth Comper, Philanthropist & Founder of FAST (Fighting Antisemitism Together)

Libby Davies MP, Deputy Leader for the NDP and Federal NDP Spokesperson for Health

Marilyn Denis, Co-host, Roger, Darren & Marilyn – 104.5 CHUM FM
Host, “The Marilyn Denis Show,” CTV

Dr. Sara Diamond, President OCAD University

Arlene Dickinson, President, Venture Inc. & member of Dragon’s Den

Dr. Hedy Fry MP, Chair of the all-party Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Laureen Harper, wife of the Prime Minister of Canada

Pamela Jeffery, President, Women’s Executive Network

Karen Kain, Artistic Director, National Ballet of Canada

Linda Lewis, Editor-in-Chief, More Magazine

Kimberley Seldon, Deisgner, Author and TV personality

Dr. Marla Shapiro, Physician, Journalist, CTV Medical Advisor

Libby Znaimer, Producer, Host, Columnist, Zoomer Radio & Zoomer magazine