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© 2019 Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England - 50 Milk Street - Boston, MA 02109

CATALYST FORUM

Connecting Ambitious Canadians to Boston's Innovation Ecosystem.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 1 - 8 p.m.

at Pfizer Kendall Square, Cambridge

Join the CENE and its network of successful Boston-based Canadians for an afternoon of discovery, collisions, and connecting. Engage with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and CENE members to discover and support the most intriguing developments in life sciences coming out of Canada.

POWERED BY

WITH SPECIAL SUPPORT FROM

Interested in connecting with our community through sponsorship?

Email connect@thecene.org.

ON THE AGENDA

What’s on the agenda? Discovery and advancement. But it doesn’t stop there; take your exploration further with immersive panels that hit on key opportunities that Canada presents and networking opportunities that build in the spirit of CENE's core mission to mentor fellow Canadians. The CENE Catalyst Forum is a highly interactive experience that will further the knowledge and business opportunities for all in attendance.

WHY INVEST IN CANADA

Investors are increasingly looking north to invest capital and expand their reach. Come learn about the advantages of building, partnering with, and investing in life science companies in Canada, including many non-dilutive funding opportunities, an unparalleled talent pool, a well-developed innovation ecosystem, and a highly competitive environment connected to global markets.

ENTREPRENEURS JOURNEY

Join us for a fireside chat to hear from several Canadian entrepreneurs about their journeys building successful companies and how they made the most of what each country's innovation ecosystem has to offer along the way.

MEET THE FOUNDERS

Our rigorous selection criteria will ensure you discover companies with compelling technology to bring to the world that are ready for investment. Just ten companies will be awarded the opportunity to present to the audience. Presenting companies will be announced in November.

PARTNERING & MENTORING

Sharing expertise and enabling smart connections are at the core of CENE’s mission. Join CENE's members doing what they do best and connect to the companies attending to share insight, networks and market intelligence. We’ll facilitate meaningful facetime between all attendees in a friendly, open environment.

SCHEDULE

1:00 p.m. | Arrival and informal networking

1:30 p.m. | Welcome and agenda review

2:00 p.m. | Panel: Why Invest in Canada?

2:30 p.m. | Fireside Chat: Canadian Success Stories

3:00 p.m. | Coffee Break

3:30 p.m. | Meet the Founders

4:45 p.m. | Partnering & Mentoring

6:00 p.m. | Networking Reception*

*Networking reception-only tickets are also available

MEET THE COMPANIES

Pioneering a new model in drug development and commercialization

Software for diabetic patients which integrates data from continuous glucose monitors, fitness wearables and user smartphones to predict blood glucose levels for the next 60 minutes

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A breakthrough therapy that accelerates the regeneration of injured peripheral nerves to significantly improve sensation and movement of extremities.

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AI-based drug discovery using small, noisy data sets, with an initial focus on complex targets in oncology and CMS

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Radioactive pharmaceutical company specializing in logistics for experimental cancer-fighting treatments

Breathalyzer for early detection of cancer by measuring Volatile Organic Compounds in breath

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AI-based drug discovery platform for exploring novel protein structures and interactions, with a focus on small peptide therapeutics

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A safe conductive biomaterial to treat cardiac arrhythmias by resynchronizing the electrical propagation in the heart

WHO'S COMING?

  • U.S.-based investors interested in the latest life science and health technologies

  • Pharmaceutical and health care executives curious about Canadian innovation

  • New England-based CENE members dedicated to supporting the growth of Canadian entrepreneurship

  • Canadian founders looking to connect to the Boston area ecosystem and to seek funding, strategic partnerships and business development beyond the Canadian border

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

The CENE Catalyst Forum is innovative from the top down. We’ve called on CENE executive members to help us design a conference they would clear their schedules to attend. The Forum’s organizing team is rich with experience, accomplishments and an earnest intention to help others succeed. Here’s the team.

Event Chair

Pierce, Rick

Managing Partner,

FEP Capital Advisors

Investment

Program

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Karla MacDonald
Desaulniers, Susan

Director, Clinical Program Leader, Biogen

Lin, Debbie

Executive Director, Digital Health, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund

Sponsorship

VP, Business Development and Corporate Strategy, Kyn Therapeutics

VP, External Innovation, Eli Lilly

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Accelerating collisions for Global Canadians.

Mentoring the most innovative Canadian founders in life sciences and technology has been CENE’s mission since our founding in 2013. Now, we’re looking to maximize our impact with the launch of our Catalyst Forum. Designed to bring together over 100 sponsors, founders and investors, the Forum will focus on identifying and fostering the most promising life sciences companies emerging from Canada today.

 

ABOUT CENE

CENE (Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England) is a nonprofit, member-driven organization dedicated to empowering Canadians to grow successful businesses globally. Our community is made up of highly accomplished Canadian expatriates (and friends of Canada) thriving in the Boston innovation hub ecosystem. We are executives of leading technology and life sciences companies, experienced start-up entrepreneurs and venture capital investors. By leveraging our professional networks, expertise and experiences, we connect, educate and position ambitious Canadians to realize their full business potential.