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Two days of learning, investor meetings and networking with Life Science industry leaders

in the San Francisco / Silicon Valley area.

Join us April 23rd and 24th in San Francisco for our exclusive event that brings together Canada's exceptional Life Science Startups and our network of influential Silicon Valley Life Science industry leaders and investors. 

Register to join us here

Showcase Agenda

Tuesday April 23rd

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Speakers and Panels
    • Trends in Life Science Investing and Deals - Keynote with Chris Dokomajilar from DealForma 
    • AI in Health -  Kiersten Stead from DCVC, Brad Genereaux from Nvidia 
    • 2024 Investment Strategy and Outlook - Rami Hannoush from Versant Ventures, Nate Chang from Playground VC, Cedric Bisson from Teralys Capital and Jennifer Friel Goldstein from SVB
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Roundtable Lunch led by Industry Experts & Functional Experts and Operators
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - 1:1 Investor & Mentor Meetings with Founders

Wednesday April 24th

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Speakers and Panels
    • Strategic Dynamics in Biopharmaceuticals Today - Keynote with Michael Kingston from Lazard
    • TalkGenerative AI in Healthcare - Keynote with Gilmer Valdes from UCSF

    • Policy Impact on Healthcare Market Access- Richard Ramco from EY, Ali Samiaan from Stopparkinson Healthcare System

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Roundtable Lunch led by Industry Experts & Functional Experts and Operators
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - 1:1 Investor & Mentor Meetings with Founders 
  • 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm - Private Charter Member Networking
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Showcase Networking Reception 

Speakers, Roundtable Hosts, Mentors & Participating Investors

Chris Dokomajilar

Founder and CEO of DealForma

Rami Hannoush

Venture Partner at Versant Ventures

Nate Chang

Operating Partner at Playground Global

Cedric Bisson

Partner at Teralys Capital

Brad Genereaux

Global Lead, Healthcare Alliances at NVIDIA

Jennifer Friel Goldstein

Head of Startup Banking, Technology & Life Sciences at Silicon Valley Bank

Michael Kingston

Managing Director of Lazard

Richard Ramko

Partner, US Life Sciences Assurance Leader at EY

Gilmer Valdes

Associate Professor at UCSF

Kiersten Stead

Managing Partner at DCVC

Ali Samiian

VP regulatory affairs and reimbursment at Stoparkinson

Angele Maki

Chief Business Officer at Hummingbird Bioscience 

Darya Rose

Director, Global Value & Access Strategy at Gilead

Bruce Meadows

Managing Partner @ Takeda Digital Ventures

Matt Wetzel

PartnerLife Sciences Regulatory & Compliance @ EY

Participating Companies

PurMinds NeuroPharma

PurMinds is a neuro-medicine company pursuing breakthrough solutions to neurological disorders with a pipeline of small molecule therapeutics involving neuroplastogens and HDAC6 inhibitors.

CereCura Nanotherapeutics

CereCura Nanotherapeutics is a biotech developing novel RNA therapeutics for brain diseases.

Prognostiq Health

We change emergency physician behaviour, leading to better care and more profitability.

SeraGene Therapeutics

SeraGene Therapeutics is a pre-clinical stage biotech company committed to reimagining the treatment of coagulation disorders through innovative RNA therapies that reduce treatment burden and improve patient outcomes.

COSM Medical

 Cosm Medical is on a mission to transform the fast-growing and under-recognized field of female pelvic health through personalized gynecological devices for unique bodies and needs.

Amp Health

We help busy clinicians manage their patients who are at the highest risk for type 2 diabetes by keeping blood sugar in range with proven behaviour change using real time patient data, machine learning, AI and decades of clinical psychology research.

Satisfai Health

Computer vision AI for the detection and measurement of gastrointestinal diseases.

Pocket MD

PocketMD connects patients with doctors and allied health proffesionals over voice, video, text, or in-person.

Past Speakers, Roundtable Hosts, Mentors & Participating Investors

Ron Weissman

Chair, Board of Directors, Angel Capital Association and Chair, Software Industry Group @ Band of Angels

Rich Ramko

Partner, Life Science Assurance Leader @ EY

Robin Roberts

Co-Founder & CEO @ datosX Digital Health Labs | TEDx Speaker I Board Member I Innovation Adviser

Vice President, Oncology, Respiratory, Flu Business General Manager @ Genentech

Angele Maki

Angele Maki

Life Science Business Development Leader

Amr Salahieh

President & CEO @ Shifamed

Qing Zhang MD MBA

Quing Zhang

Partner @LDV Partners

Profile photo of Shiva Amiri

VP, Head of AI and Data Intelligence @ Pivotal Life Sciences

Past Participating Companies

Hyivy Health

Intelligent and holistic pelvic rehabilitation for women.

TATUM bioscience

Multipronged Immunotherapy for Oncology.


AI-driven virtual solutions to scale therapy and accelerate wellness results.

Awake AI

AI-driven solution that enables real-time information flow from the living-alone seniors to their family members.


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