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McMaster Health Sciences Venture Fair

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McMaster Innovation Park

175 Longwood Road South

#105

Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

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Join us in kicking off Hamilton Health Innovation Week as top McMaster health science researchers pitch their novel ideas to venture capital investors! Learn how to succeed as an academic start-up and enjoy a networking lunch and roundtable session to have your questions answered by the investors themselves. Afternoon reception to follow.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Schedule:

8:45 AM | Registration

9:00AM - 9:45AM | Keynote: Brian Lichty

9:45AM - 10:45AM | Meet the Investors Panel

10:45AM - 11:00AM | Break

11:00AM - 12:30PM | Health Science Pitches

12:30PM - 1:30PM | Lunch

1:30PM - 2:30PM | Networking + Roundtables

2:30PM - 3:30 PM | Reception

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brian Lichty, PhD
Senior VP of Basic Research at Turnstone Biologics,
Associate Professor, Pathology & Molecular Medicine at McMaster

Dr. Brian Lichty is a distinguished scientist with extensive expertise in oncolytic viruses and related immunotherapies. He is a professor in the Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine and the McMaster Immunology Research Centre (MIRC) at McMaster University. Dr. Lichty is also the Vice President of Basic Research at Turnstone Biologics - a clinical-stage, immuno-oncology company focused on the development of next-generation oncolytic viral immunotherapies for patients with a broad range of solid tumors. They have a robust pipeline of early-stage investigational therapies based on an engineered Maraba virus. Turnstone Biologics has recently entered into a collaboration with AbbVie, a global pharmaceutical company, which will allow Turnstone to grow in scale and represents an exchange of world-class drug development expertise. Since 2015, they have raised over $65 million in financing and were recently recognized as a Fierce 15 company, acknowledging their accomplishments as a top up-and-coming biotechnology company.

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Investor Panelists

Joel Drewry
Senior Associate, Blueline Bioscience
http://www.bluelinebio.com/stefanlarson/

Peng Fu
General Partner, Novatio Ventures
http://www.novatioventures.com/#tab3

Karen Grant
Executive Director, Angel One Network
http://angelonenetwork.ca/about-us/karen-grant/

Damian Lamb
Managing Director, Genesys Capital
http://www.genesyscapital.com/about/ourteam/index.html

Bharat Srinivasa
Senior Analyst, BDC Capital
https://www.bdc.ca/en/bdc-capital/venture-capital/strategic-approach/our-team/pages/bharat-srinivasa.aspx

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Join our LinkedIn group to connect with others attending this event: McMaster Industry Liaison Office https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12089834

Contact Alyssa at poscaa@mcmaster.ca if you have any questions.

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