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    • March 22, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual - Live Interactive

    CELS is excited to share that the Spring Valley Ready (VR) program, a 4-month cohort program, is open for application through March 22nd, 2021.


    What is the Valley Ready (VR) Program?

    A 4-month cohort program that coaches participants with 1:1 mentoring and a curriculum of interactive workshops.  Participants will develop critical networks with stakeholders in Silicon Valley and will be featured as a CELS Valley Ready company in the exclusive CELS VR Deal Book and live Showcase.

    Who is eligible to apply?

    Canadian-based Life Science companies from Pre-Seed to Series A

    When to apply?

    Applications open until March 22nd, 2021

    When does the VR program start?

    The Spring 2021 cohort starts from April 1, 2021 to July 15, 2021.

    What's unique about the VR program?

    • Mentoring: 1:1 coaching 
    • Workshops: Comprehensive, interactive curriculum with accomplished leaders
    • Webinar Series: Virtual conversations thought leaders on current topics
    • Networking: Ongoing events with the CELS community and affiliate organizations  
    • VR Deal Book: Curated and marketed by CELS to the Bay Area Life Science investment community  
    • VR Showcase: Exclusive pitch event and showcase for VR DealBook companies.

    Where can I get more information?

    More program information available from CELS-SFO, or reach out to us by email with your questions.  We look forward to receiving your application.


    Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Past events

February 05, 2021 Seizing the Opportunity: A Vaccine Story
December 04, 2020 CELS Valley Ready (VR) Demo Day
November 13, 2020 SVB - HealthTech: Thrust into the Limelight by a Pandemic
October 30, 2020 Applied AI Innovations for Hospitals
October 23, 2020 Pitching to Silicon Valley Investors - How Early Startups Position Themselves for Success
September 11, 2020 Cleveland Clinic: Innovation in the Post-Covid World
September 10, 2020 JLabs Event: A Glimpse into the Mind of the Investor
September 02, 2020 JLabs Event: Got a Plan?... Your Guide to Filing a Large or Small Molecule IND
August 28, 2020 Case Study: Product Design – Canadian Start-Up Preparing for the FDA
August 26, 2020 JLabs Event: Grow Your Biotech - Marketing Fundamentals, Online Presence & Content
August 14, 2020 Deloitte: Life Science & MedTech Investing in The Future of Health
July 24, 2020 Advamed: Small MedTech Companies in the Time of Coronavirus
July 10, 2020 CELS Town Hall Meeting - Major Program Announcement
July 10, 2020 An Angel's View: The State of Early Stage Funding in 2020
June 19, 2020 IP and Startup Valuations in Times of Crisis
June 05, 2020 The Future of Telehealth
May 22, 2020 Survival Tips for Life Science Start-Ups during Covid-19
May 13, 2020 A Conversation with Canadian health innovators playing a role in the fight against COVID-19
May 06, 2020 Healthcare Investments in the Age of COVID-19
May 01, 2020 CELS Valley Ready: Market Access (USA)- Covid-19 Opportunities & Challenges
March 03, 2020 Digital Moose Lounge: Maple Leafs vs. Sharks
January 29, 2020 DML: Canucks vs. Sharks
January 13, 2020 CELS Valley-Ready Program Briefing
January 13, 2020 Canada Meeting Center @ JPM 2020 Healthcare Conference Week
January 13, 2020 BIOTECanada Networking Breakfast
November 19, 2019 CELS Forum: Practical Guide for Investing in Canadian Life Science Companies
May 16, 2019 Wearables in Health: It is all in the data
May 15, 2019 Digital Moose Lounge - Chesterfield Chat
February 12, 2019 CELS Meet-Up - Dose of the Valley
January 07, 2019 Canada Meeting Center @ JPM 2019 Healthcare Conference Week
November 16, 2018 JPM 101: Preparing for the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference
November 13, 2018 CELS Forum: How to get Funded in Health Tech
November 06, 2018 CELS Meet-Up: November Edition
October 30, 2018 The Great Debate: Understanding when equity & debt will maximize your company’s potential
October 23, 2018 How to Make The Right Connections in Silicon Valley
September 04, 2018 FEMTECH HAPPY HOUR
June 29, 2018 Canada Day Celebration (San Jose)
June 05, 2018 CELS Meet-Up: June Edition
May 01, 2018 CELS Meet-Up: May Edition
April 03, 2018 CELS Meet-Up: April Edition
March 06, 2018 CELS Meet-Up: NEW EVENT!
February 13, 2018 CELS Forum: Academic Research to Patient Solutions
January 08, 2018 CELS Meeting Center - JP Morgan 2018
December 06, 2017 CELS Forum: Integrated Care
October 10, 2017 CELS COHORT Mentor Program - Launch Event

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