Vancouver Regional Forum

Thursday, October 12, 2017: 12:30-6pm



555 West Hastings, Suite 1100
Vancouver, BC, V6B 4N6, Canada


12:30 - 1:00

Registration & Networking

Sign-in and say “Good Afternoon” to your fellow health innovation co-conspirators.

1:00 - 1:45

Welcome and Fireside Chat

"Warm up" to the forum with a fireside chat with serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and CEO of Discovery Parks and Nimbus Synergies, Paul Geyer, where he shares his thoughts on doubling-down on health innovation.

1:45 - 2:05

Panel Discussion: Investment Trends and Opportunities in Health Innovation

Rich Osborn, Managing Partner, TELUS Ventures
Maria Pacella, Portfolio Manager and Senior VP, Private Equity, PenderFund Capital Management
Alexandre Guertin, Investment Associate, Kensington Capital Partners
Dion Madsen, Senior Managing Partner, BDC Healthcare Venture Fund
Jennifer Hamilton, PhD, Senior Director, New Ventures (Canada), Johnson & Johnson Innovation

2:05 - 3:05

Pitches from Companies Raising Seed Capital

3:05 - 3:15


Snacks & Beverages - grab your refreshments and join us for our next panel discussion.

3:15 - 3:40

Panel Discussion: Building Value and Preparing for an Exit – What Exit Partners are Looking for

Ken Galbraith, Managing Director, Five Corners Capital
Jerel Davis, Managing Director, Versant Ventures
Ali Ardakani, Founder and Managing Director, Novateur Ventures
Michael Fergusson, Founder and CEO, Ayogo

3:40 - 4:40

Pitches from Companies Raising Series A Capital

4:45 - 5:00

Closing Remarks and Announcement of the Winners

After the dust settles, who will be awarded Best of BC?

5:00 - 6:00

Reception, Networking, and Celebrating!

Grab a drink, congratulate the winners, and share your own tales of health innovation heroism.