Catalyst Forum: Life Sciences

Showcase Guidelines



Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England (CENE) is a volunteer, member-based organization focused on helping Canadian companies expand and succeed globally. Our members are founders, innovators and executives who are focused on changing the world through life sciences and technology.


The CENE was founded in 2013, in close cooperation with the Consulate General of Canada in Boston. We launched several ventures to support the growth of Canadian companies into the US, including the Canadian Mentoring Service. Over the past few months, CENE has transitioned to hosting all of our social and signature events virtually, including our Virtual CENE series.


We welcome Canadians (and friends of Canada) working in Boston's innovation ecosystem to join our warm community of highly accomplished members. We are united by our shared love for Canada and our passion to show our country's amazing innovation to the world.




The Catalyst Forum will take place the afternoon of November 17, 2020.  This second edition of the Catalyst Forum: Life Sciences will once again bring together members of the CENE and its network of successful Boston-based Canadians for a day of discovery, collisions, networking and learning.


This virtual program will include insights into new developments in Canadian life sciences, input from the CENE's Life Sciences Leadership Council and feature a showcase of emerging growth Canadian life sciences companies.  The program will be hosted throughout at a base location in Boston and Canada. With Virtual Access available to any and all participants and presenters.




Your participation in the Catalyst Forum will give your company exposure to CENE’s community of executives, investors, and partners who can assist you in establishing key relationships within the United States and help facilitate your company’s future growth. 


Pre-event Mentoring Session

You will be paired with a CENE mentor and will schedule a time to connect with your mentor to review your company, presentation and goals for participation. 


Post-event Mentoring Session

After the event, you will connect again with your CENE mentor to review follow-up and next steps, including potential connections to achieve next-stage objectives.


Event Deliverables

Below is a list of items we will need from you in advance of the Catalyst Forum.  Please fill out the form linked below no later than October 15, 2020 to complete your application.

  • Company Overview (one paragraph)

  • Company Logo

  • Company Website Link

  • Short Company Introduction Video Link (no more than 3 minutes) which will be used to promote your company’s participation prior to the conference

  • 10 - 15 Slide Deck Presentation (which will be shared with your mentor for review prior to your session)


If you have any questions about the program, or about the Catalyst Forum generally, please email CENE’s Communication Specialist at

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