OBIO's 2nd Annual The Night Before RESI

OBIO CAAP® 2017 Kicks Off Just As Toronto Health Innovation Week Launches

OBIO kicked off its 2017 Capital Access Advisory Program (CAAP®) on March 29, 2017, hosted at sponsor Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (NRF) Canada, just as Toronto’s first inaugural Health Innovation Week launches. Now in its fifth year, this year’s cohort of 10 high potential health science companies will work with OBIO and a vast network of expert advisors to address key goals and objectives which will position them for successful financing. OBIO CAAP companies are advancing and accelerating the development and commercialization of therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices and health IT products and services to benefit Ontario and global human health.

Our experience with OBIO has been tremendous! As OBIO Members and being part of OBIO CAAP we have received informative webinars, impactful pitch coaching, investor readiness reviews, and warm introductions to health science investors. Having experience with other accelerators, we can say without a doubt that OBIO provides the best insights of any program we’ve worked with. I would enthusiastically encourage any life science entrepreneur to engage with OBIO as early as possible”
— Joe Eibl, CEO, KE2 Technologies and OBIO 2016 CAAP company

Toronto’s Health Innovation Week commenced on April 3, 2017 and providing the opportunity for hundreds of investors, startups, enterprises and policymakers to do business in the healthcare sector. In spirit and support of the week, OBIO hosted its 2nd Annual The Night Before RESI Event, an intimate evening of targeted networking, engaging health science companies looking to fundraise, including the 2017 OBIO CAAP cohort with Canadian and International investors, multinationals and Trade Commissioners, while enjoying a unique experience over authentic and innovative Japanese cuisine, in the heart of downtown Toronto.  The event served to put a warm touch on the meetings happening the next day at The Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) Conference (RESI) lands on MaRS.

“Tailored networking events, led by Industry leaders, such as OBIO’s The Night Before RESI, legitimizes and fosters the commercialization of health science companies and strengthens the sector overall”
— Christopher Jones, Partner, Blakes LLP - Event Sponsor