Date(s) - 9 Dec 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Keys to Successful Partnering
December 9 – 12:00 PM EST / 09:00 AM PST / 10:00 AZ
The fundraising season kicks off this January. No one will be traveling to San Francisco, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to book just as many important meetings with investors, strategic partners and service providers. Now is the time to get ready for that all-important week, and LSN is offering this Fundraising Bootcamp to help you on your way.
Dennis Ford, Founder and CEO, Life Science Nation (LSN); Creator, Redefining Early Stage Investment (RESI) Conference Series, 4D Meets AI Conference, and Longevity, Health & Innovation Conference; Architect, Focus on Cures Accelerator; Owner, Boston Innovation Capital (BIC); Member, SPIC/FINRA Advisory Firm
Dennis Ford is an entrepreneur and author with expertise in sales, marketing, and business development. He has spent most of his career finding, vetting and launching a myriad of technology-based companies. Over the last decade, he has worked extensively with global alternative investors and is deeply interested in getting funding for high-growth early-stage technologies. He is a big proponent of using profiling and matching technology to find that all-important business fit in the marketing and selling process. In today’s context Dennis can connect early stage life science companies with 10 categories of global partners thus making the finding of capital and distribution channels very efficient. Dennis created the Redefining Early Stage Investments conference series to facilitate an interactive ongoing dialog between buyers and sellers in the life science arena. Before LSN, Dennis was the President and CEO of a company that improved the way hedge fund and private equity fund managers raised capital and marketed their funds to investors.
Ford is the author of The Peddler’s Prerogative and The Life Science Executive’s Fundraising Manifesto, two well-received sales and marketing books
Greg Mannix, VP of International Business Development, Life Science Nation
Greg Mannix is VP of International BD at LSN. After graduating from the University of California, he moved to Europe where he began a career in the life sciences and obtained a Master’s degree from IE Business School in Madrid. He has extensive experience in sales and marketing management in large medical device corporations and small start-ups alike, giving Greg a well-rounded international experience in the healthcare field. He has worked extensively in Europe, North America and Latin America and he speaks English, Spanish and French.
Greg relocated to Boston 6 years ago to set up the US affiliate for an early-stage Med-tech company from Spain and he immediately took to the vibrant startup community there. Working for LSN is a great way to stay involved in that exciting space.