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OBIO Speaker Series - Canada’s Innovation Opportunity in a Trump America
Feb
27
8:00 AM08:00
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OBIO Speaker Series - Canada’s Innovation Opportunity in a Trump America

 

OBIO Speaker Series

Canada’s Innovation Opportunity in a Trump America

The first presentation in the OBIO 2017 Speaker Series touched on projections and speculations of the Trump Presidency one month in. Talk topics included the; Affordable Care Act, FDA Policy Changes, Immigration & Talent Acquisition and Big Pharma Pricing

Key Takeaways:

  • Trump's victory was based on several key factors including; economic dislocation, capturing the suburbs, mastery over new media and the simplicity of his message
  • The rhetoric around the Affordable Care Act has started to shift from “repeal and replace” to “repair” Obamacare as a potential compromise position
  • The importance of the FDA Commissioner and how the role will steer the future of that agency, stay on the look out for Dr. Scott Gottlieb the favourite candidate among the biosciences lobby in Washington
  • When it comes to international students Canada is already punching above our weight in terms of sheer numbers and there will likely be an increased intertest in Canada as a preferred location
  • The impact of Trump's comments have a dramatic affect on the stock market when suggesting major changes as seen when he announced the possiblity of a new bidding procedure for biotech and pharma
  • Trump's fiscal policies and its impact on Canada will be seen in Trump’s tax plan and how we modify our own policy priorities to respond to the U.S. agenda

Michael Ras - an observer of politics and the intersection of government policy and business - will look at Trump's campaign, the underlying demographic and social shifts that were responsible for his success and will attempt to predict where his policies might take the U.S.  Most importantly, he will examine what a Trump administration means to the Canadian economy and in particular our bioscience industry.   

Speaker

Michael Ras - Senior Counsel, HOWE&WYE PR

Michael Ras is a public affairs and strategic communications professional with 20 years of broad experience representing a wide variety of industries at the Federal, Provincial and Local levels of government across Canada.  Michael has worked as the Director of Development for the Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership – a centre dedicated to introducing innovation, higher-levels of leadership and business focus to the Canadian health care system. Michael continues to be engaged on government relations programs for pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies.

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Market & Competitive Analysis, With Virtus Insights
Sep
27
8:30 AM08:30
EES

Market & Competitive Analysis, With Virtus Insights

Cornering the Market with Virtus Insights!

OBIO invited expert business coaches and experienced entrepreneurs Nick Kuryluk and Sue Elliott of Virtus Insights to examine critical Market and Competitive Analysis.

The highlight of the discussion centred on understanding the key influencers on the buying process.  A fitting theme during Global Biotech Week!

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Mar
22
8:30 AM08:30
EES

OBIO® Executive Exchange Series: Due Diligence for Deal Making – Perspectives from Both Sides of the Table with Ela Borenstein and Ihor Boszko

March 22nd, 2016 8:30-10:00AM  OBIO invites you to join us for this exceptional members-only opportunity to learn from Ela Borenstein, Managing Partner, BDC Capital Healthcare Venture Fund and Ihor Boszko, Vice President, Business Development, Xagenic on how to prepare for the due diligence process to successfully close your financing!

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Mar
2
8:00 AM08:00

Closing the Deal with Tech Transfer Offices - Build your Health Technology Company

Mar 2, 2016 OBIO invites you to join us for the first in a series of unique Pre-CAAP workshops throughout 2016 designed for companies that are in the process of raising or will have raised “seed” or later rounds of financing by the end of 2016 and may apply for the next cycle of OBIO CAAP.

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Feb
26
8:30 AM08:30
EES

Ready, Set, Raise! - with Kelly Holman

Feb 26, 2016 8:30-10 AM Ready, Set, Raise! - With Kelly Holman, Co-Founder and Managing Director Genesys Capital. Click here to register and here for more information.

•    OBIO invites you to join us for this unique opportunity to hear from Kelly Holman, Co-founder and Managing Director of Genesys Capital, and one of Canada’s most experienced life science venture capitalists. 
•    In a Q&A format, Kelly will provide his valuable insights on the financing landscape for health technology companies and the essentials of raising capital.

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