On September 17th, OBIO held a dinner to bring together CAAP and CAAP Alumni companies. OBIO would like to thank everyone who came out and joined us to discuss common experiences, challenges and what's coming next.
On September 10th, OBIO organized a cross-border networking event in Boston at the Consulate General of Canada. The event was supported by the Consulate General and law firms Fasken and Choate. Over 45 investors, strategics, as well as executives from high potential Canadian health science companies packed the Canada Room at the Consulate and resulted in numerous investor-company interactions.
FedDev Ontario is investing up to $6.24 million for the Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®) to boost investment, market access and mentorship opportunities for companies across southern Ontario looking to commercialize their medical innovations.
On August 21st, OBIO hosted Norton Rose Fulbright’s Anthony de Fazekas (Partner, Head of Technology & Innovation) and Vanessa Grant (Partner), Lumira Ventures’ Jacki Jenuth (Partner), and University of Toronto’s Karen Temple (Commercialization Manager) who discussed practical considerations for licensing health science technologies from tech transfer offices, and how these agreements can impact a company’s future investability.
On July 25th, OBIO hosted a Happy Hour Networking event attended by over 40 CEOs and senior health science company executives. Attendees networked with fellow entrepreneurs and heard about OBIO’s upcoming plans for the fall.
The OBIO 2020 Niagara Investment Summit national call for applications from health science companies that are seeking Series A or beyond investments is now open.
On July 11th, OBIO presented the “Optimize your next round of funding” workshop for CAAP & Health MINT companies. The workshop was led by Nick Kuryluk of Virtus Insights.
On June 25th, OBIO hosted 'Is the Price Right? Pricing Your Innovative Healthcare Product' which featured a presentation by Amy Siegel (C-Founder, S2N Health).
If your company has experience with an unnecessary, duplicative or frustrating hurdle in the course of doing business, OBIO wants to know. Please tell us what the challenges are and how they impact your company. As part of OBIO’s engagement with the provincial government, the health science industry’s recommendations on red tape or regulatory burdens that can be addressed are being sought by the Government of Ontario.
On June 10th, OBIO hosted a Pitches & Pitchers event, supported by Lumira Ventures and Whitecap Venture Partners.
In the latest issue of Biotechnology Focus, OBIO President and CEO Gail Garland contributed a special report: Why Ontario needs a network of Early Adopter Health Organizations
The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®) launched its latest publication, ‘OBIO Talent Toolkit: Health to Business Bridge Program Guide.’
On May 13th, OBIO hosted the 2019 Queen’s Park Health Science Industry Showcase which attracted over 100 attendees, including Ministers, MPPs, government officials and health science industry leaders who came to see the latest in health care innovation from our displaying companies.
Apply to be one of 4 OBIO member companies to pitch to the Mid Atlantic Bio Angels (MABA), a group of active angel investors based in New York City. Companies will receive constructive feedback on what they need to have in place prior to applying for investment from MABA or similar groups to improve their chances of getting investment.
The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®) today released its latest report, ‘Achieving Impact Through Adoption of Innovative Health Technologies: Establishing Early Adopter Health Organizations as an Accelerator for Economic Growth in Ontario’, which describes an early adopter model to facilitate the evaluation and adoption of innovative health technologies in Ontario health organizations.
Last week, the 2019 Federal Budget was introduced and it included some announcements and changes that health science companies should be aware of.
OBIO® (Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization) is proud to announce the success of the 2019 Niagara Investment Summit on February 20-22, 2019. The 2019 Niagara Investment Summit featured over 30 of Canada’s most promising innovative health science companies and more than 30 US and global investors and VCs.
OBIO is proud to announce the opening of the 2019 Niagara Investment Summit in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, on February 21-22, 2019. The 2019 Niagara Investment Summit will feature over 30 of Canada’s most promising innovative health science companies meeting with more than 30 US and global investors and VCs in Niagara-on-the-Lake to propel investment in Canada’s health science industry.
you are considering hiring a new graduate or intern this coming January, it is a good idea to get started now. OBIO H2BB is constantly sourcing new early career talent from top business and innovation programs and is filling roles now.
The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®) is honoured to announce the conclusion of the successful Canadian Health Investment Showcase which took place in New York, NY, on November 5 and 6, 2018.
Candidates like these are currently interviewing for placements for this January’s H2BB cohort. Don't miss out on the best and brightest business talent!
Co-op students for January internships are already securing positions. OBIO H2BB can help connect you to top tier talent from programs with January internships including McMaster’s Master of Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization, University of Toronto’s Master of Biotechnology and McMaster’s DeGroote Co-op MBA. Students from these programs may qualify for Ontario’s Co-operative Education Tax Credit.
This week, as part of the TCI Network 2018 Global Conference, OBIO CEO Gail Garland led a session with Canadian and international experts on our domestic health cluster.
In response to industry demand, OBIO is proud to announce the launch of the OBIO Job Board, its latest ‘Access to Talent’ program.
The OBIO Job Board will be hosted on the newly revamped OBIO website and will be free for all health science companies wishing to post their latest health science job openings.
If you are considering hiring a new graduate or intern this coming January, it is a good idea to get started now. OBIO H2BB is constantly sourcing new early career talent from top business and innovation programs.
OBIO has pre-screened 18 business-experienced candidates ready to help your company scale and grow. These high-quality recent business (MBA; M.Mgmt; M. Mgt Innovation, etc.) graduates and co-op students have the Business Development skills you need.
OBIO Health To Business Bridge™ program (H2BB™) has 20 pre-screened business-experienced candidates ready to help your company scale and grow. These high-quality recent business graduates and co-op students have the Business Development skills you need.
As part of the Federal Government’s regulatory reform agenda, the health science industry has been announced as one of three sectors targeted for regulatory review. This is an unprecedented opportunity for health science companies to provide direct, open-ended feedback to the federal government on the regulatory challenges and hurdles that directly (or indirectly) impact your business.
OBIO H2BB is now offering top graduate-level, business-trained students and recent graduates, who will expand your business, marketing and/or finance strategies through market research, investor targeting, or conference preparation.