MaRS Future of Medicine - Why did they invest in that?
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Pitching a healthcare business opportunity to venture capital investors can be daunting. Drawing on 10 years of venture experience, Jamie will attempt to shed some light on how VCs evaluate investment opportunities and make investment decisions.
MaRS Future of Medicine™ Series is a must-attend event for anyone engaged in translational research or commercial development within the life sciences.
Part of the MaRS Future of Medicine™ Series
About the Speaker
Jamie Stiff joined Genesys Capital in 2002 and became partner at the firm in 2007. He brings to Genesys a unique combination of scientific understanding and business acumen and has demonstrated an innate affinity for the business of venture capital. Mr. Stiff currently serves on the board of gIcare Pharma, Therapeutic Monitoring Systems and sits as an observer on the boards of Naurex Inc. & NeurAxon Inc. Past board roles include directorships at Allostera Pharma, Matregen Corp. and Stempath Inc. and board observer at Zelos Therapeutics and Interface Biologics. Mr. Stiff holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology from Queen's University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
When & Where
MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.