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LifeSciences BC Attracts International Audience for Annual Investor’s Summit

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Today, LifeSciences BC, a non-profit, industry association which supports and represents the life sciences community of British Columbia, and Lumira Ventures, a leading North American healthcare venture capital firm, will host the 4th annual LifeSciences BC’s Investor Summit in Vancouver, BC. The event brings together industry stakeholders from the healthcare innovation ecosystem for company pitching and fostering strategic partnerships with international investors. The day kicks off with a keynote address from the Honourable Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade & Technology.

As the driving force of the event, more than 30 digital health, therapeutics, and medical technology entrepreneurs from British Columbia’s life sciences industry will have the opportunity to present their company’s story and receive feedback and engagement from a wide range of investor stakeholders including angel investors, venture capitalists, corporate ventures and funding foundations.

Also attending are representatives from 13 innovative European organizations looking at Canada as their next international strategic market. These organization’s goals complement the Investor Summit’s purpose and provide the opportunity to further develop our local life sciences sector both here at home and abroad.

“This summit provides an excellent opportunity to bring together investors and industry leaders who will spur the innovations of tomorrow,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, Government of British Columbia. “With one of the largest clusters of life sciences organizations in Canada, British Columbia is proud to be a catalyst for these global collaborations that support advancements in the life sciences sector and nurture economic development throughout the province.”

“British Columbia is already a hot spot for the burgeoning life sciences industry, and our Investor Summit provides local companies an important platform to make connections and advance their therapeutics and technologies,” said Wendy Hurlburt, President and CEO, LifeSciences BC. “We are especially pleased to welcome our international guests. Their participation will surely result in synergistic growth of our life science organizations both locally and globally.”

Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • Time: 8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Location: JW Marriott Parq Hotel, Vancouver

Speaking Program

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks – 08:30am to 08:45am

    • Wendy Hurlburt, President & CEO, LifeSciences BC
    • Government Welcome – Honourable Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade & Technology
    • Daniel Hetu, Managing Director, Lumira Ventures
  • Presentations from more than 20 innovative life sciences companies

    • Digital Health / Mixed Sector – 08:45am to 09:50am
    • Therapeutic / Diagnostic – 10:45am to 11:50am
    • Medical Device / Medical Technology – 1:00pm to 1:55pm
    • Therapeutic / Diagnostic – 2.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Fast Pitch Competition – 3:30pm to 4:45pm
  • BIOTECanada Award – 4:45pm to 5:00pm
  • Closing Remarks & Thank You – 5:00pm to 5:15pm

About LifeSciences BC

LifeSciences BC is a non-profit, industry association which supports and represents the life science community of British Columbia. Their member driving organization undertakes numerous initiatives including; local, national and international partnerships that help facilitate investment and global partnering opportunities while nurturing economic development in B.C.