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    • December 04, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Webinar

    Join us for our Demo Day with Silicon Valley speakers with pitches from our Valley Ready 2020 Cohort.

    About This Event:

    Our CELS Valley Ready (VR) 4-month virtual program is designed to prepare Canadian-based life science companies for U.S. market entry or capital with exclusive features and a practical format.

    Join us on December 4th to learn more about these amazing startups along with insights from Silicon Valley leaders.

    Event DETAILS

    Date: Friday, December 4, 2020

    Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm PST (Pacific Time)

    Join Info: Dial-in & Web Access Information Provided with Registration Confirmation Email


    • 11:00 am - 11:15 am: Welcome
    • 11:15 am - 11:40 am: 3-Minute Digital Health Pitches
     42Health | HealthGauge | Neuroservo
    • 11:40 am - 12:25 pm: Fireside Chat: Hidden Gems - Optimizing Opportunities for Life Science Companies in the US and Canada
    Cheryl Reicin, Partner, Chair of Life Sciences Practice @ Torys LLP with Brian Courtney, CEO of Conavi Medical and Interventional Cardiologist and Clinician Scientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    • 12:25 pm - 12:50 pm: 3-Minute General Life Science Pitches
     Virica | Kheprion | Ovensa
    • 12:50 pm - 1:35 pm: Keynote Speaker:
    Vik Bajaj - Managing Director, Foresite Capital
    • 1:35 pm - 2:00 pm: 3-Minute Therapy Related Pitches:
    Nanotess | MalaikaVX | Mesentech
    • 2:00 pm: Close & Thank you

    Pitch Judges

    Cedric Bisson - Partner at Teralys Capital

    Keynote Speaker

    Vik Bajaj, MD and CEO:

    Vik is a managing director at Foresite, evaluating and pursuing investments at the intersection of technology and life sciences, including in personalized and precision healthcare. Prior to joining Foresite Capital, Vik was the chief scientific officer of GRAIL, a life sciences company working to detect cancer early when it can be cured, and remains on its Scientific Advisory Board. He is also the co-founder and former chief scientific officer of Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) and served as chair of its Scientific Advisory Board.

    Valley Ready Cohort Companies Include

    • 42 sensors - eCLIPSe - Continuous monitoring device of hypertension
    • Kheprion - Nanocrystalline Silver (NCS) manufacturing processes and platform that enable new products and site-specific treatments
    • Neuroservo - Ultra-portable devices with realtime brainwaves analysis and pathology detection (EEG)
    • Ovensa - Delivery platform - reach targeted cells/tissues and internalize payload for increased efficacy of drugs and reduce side effect
    • Mesentech - Regenerative Medicine to reverse bone-loss. Bone targeting platform to treat rare bone-diseases
    • Malaika Vx - Vaccine to end the HIV epidemic
    • Nanotess - Catalytic NanoMedicine - Chronic wound care (i.e. diabetic foot ulcers)
    • Health Gauge - Personal Health monitoring and management solutions using unique software and wrist wearable devices.
    • Virica Biotech Inc. - Increase viral yield in manufacturing processes and potency in viral vector therapeutic products

Past events

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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