CELS COHORT Mentor Program – Launch Event

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CELS COHORT Mentor Program – Launch Event

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS , 329 Oyster Point Blvd , South San Francisco , CA

October 10, 2017 from 16:00 PM to 18:00 PM (PST)

$10 - $35

Welcome to the Canadian Entrepreneurs in Life Science – San Francisco Chapter (CELS-SFO) COHORT Program event. In cooperation with the Consulate General of Canada, CELS-SFO, supports Canadian Life Science entrepreneurs through networking, mentorship, and exposure to the local investment community.

In particular, the CELS-SFO COHORT Program taps into the wealth of experienced talent in the Bay Area to help selected Canadian Life Science Startups achieve their specific objectives on the path to commercialization.

This event will provide details on the CELS-SFO COHORT Program including the roles and expectations of the CELS-SFO Mentors and COHORT Program Companies.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to help support Canadian Life Science innovators meet their fullest potential.

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Catherine Love | Director, Capital Services, MaRS Discovery District read bio»
Parimal Nathwani | Vice President of Commercialization, MaRS Innovation read bio»

2:00 PM | Registration and Networking
2:25 PM | Opening Remarks
2:30 PM | CELS-SFO COHORT Program Introduction and Overview
3:00 PM | Featured Canadian Start-up Company Presentations
3:30PM | Networking
4:00 PM | Program Close

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329 Oyster Point Blvd - 3rd Floor
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Speakers' Biographies:

Catherine Love | Director, Capital Services, MaRS Discovery District
Catherine Love has over 15 years of experience in life science investing including public and private equities. As Director, Capital Services at MaRS, she focuses on advising life science and other technology ventures looking to raise Series A to later rounds of capital and bringing international investors to MaRS. Before joining MaRS, Catherine held positions including sell-side biotechnology equity analyst with Mackie Research, Director of Life Sciences venture capital with BDC Venture Capital, and corporate investor relations roles with MDS Inc. and Medicago. Catherine received her BSc in Biochemistry from McGill University, MSc in Organic Chemistry from the University of Toronto and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Parimal Nathwani | Vice President of Commercialization, MaRS Innovation
Parimal Nathwani has over 15 years of experience in various aspects of the biotechnology industry, including corporate finance, business development, transactions, intellectual property management, technology development and operations. He has been actively involved in forming and managing start-ups, preparing and executing on business plans, raising early-stage capital, and in- and out-licensing activities. Before joining MaRS Innovation, Parimal was a healthcare analyst with a boutique investment bank, where he conducted equity research on publicly-traded biotechnology companies in Canada and the U.S. He has also led commercialization activities out of BC Women's and Children's Hospital as part of his role at the University of British Columbia's Industry Liaison Office, and was a research scientist at a start-up biotechnology company involved in drug discovery targeting ABC Transporters. Parimal received his MBA from Simon Fraser University and his M.Sc. from the University of British Columbia. He currently sits on the board of ScarX Therapeutics (Chairman), Zucara Therapeutics, and is an observer on the boards of Encycle Therapeutics and Vasomune Therapeutics.

JLABS Bay Area

About Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. JLABS achieves this by providing the optimal environment for emerging companies to catalyze growth and optimize their research and development by opening them to vital industry connections, delivering entrepreneurial programs and providing a capital-efficient, flexible platform where they can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare solutions of tomorrow. At JLABS we value great ideas and are passionate about removing obstacles to success to help innovators unleash the potential of their early scientific discoveries. JLABS is a no-strings-attached model, which means entrepreneurs are free to develop their science while holding on to their intellectual property. JLABS is open to entrepreneurs across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and healthtech sectors. The JLABS flagship opened in 2012 in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and since then has grown to ten global locations including the Bay Area, Boston & Lowell, MA, Houston, Toronto, Beerse (Belgium), with New York City, opening in June 2018, and Shanghai in 2019. For more information please visit www.jlabs.jnjinnovation.com or follow @JLABS. About Johnson & Johnson Innovation Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC focuses on accelerating all stages of innovation worldwide and forming collaborations between entrepreneurs and Johnson & Johnson's global healthcare businesses. Johnson & Johnson Innovation provides scientists, entrepreneurs and emerging companies with one-stop access to science and technology experts who can facilitate collaborations across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer companies of Johnson & Johnson. Under the Johnson & Johnson Innovation umbrella of businesses, we connect with innovators through our regional Innovation Centers, Johnson & Johnson Innovation | JLABS, Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JJDC, Inc. and our Business Development teams to create customized deals and novel collaborations that speed development of innovations to solve unmet needs in patients. For more information please visit www.jnjinnovation.com or follow @JNJInnovation.

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