Investor Spotlight: Versant Ventures

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Investor Spotlight: Versant Ventures

JLABS @ Toronto , 661 University Ave , Toronto , ON M5G 1M1

February 15, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 14:00 PM (EST)

$10 - $35


Let's get more solutions to patients. The Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) Meet with… Series helps life sciences entrepreneurs, as well as the academic community, connect with potential partners including corporate venture, VC's, Angels and other investment entities.

On February 15th, Stefan Larson, Venture Partner at Versant Ventures will be in attendance to give an overview presentation about their company's key areas of interest and to meet 1-on-1 with companies that have been accepted after applying online. Committed to transforming the healthcare landscape through innovation, Versant Ventures is eager to help you make an impact in healthcare.

*Companies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time and been approved. Applications are due January 25th, 2018. Apply Here.

Program Overview:
Versant Ventures is a leading healthcare investment firm committed to helping exceptional entrepreneurs who are building the next generation of great healthcare companies. The firm invests across the healthcare sector and at all stages of company development, with an emphasis on the discovery and development of novel therapeutics. With $2.3 billion under management and offices in North America and Europe, Versant has built a team with deep investment, operating, and scientific expertise that enables a hands-on approach to company building. Since the firm’s founding in 1999, nearly 70 Versant companies have achieved successful acquisitions or IPOs.

Following the presentation, don't miss this opportunity to introduce yourself to Stefan during the networking lunch. And finally, for those companies who apply online and are approved, one-on-one meetings with Versant Ventures will provide an intimate forum to discuss your company.

Agenda:
10:30 AM | Registration and Networking
11:00 AM | Presentation and Q&A
12:00 PM | Networking and Lunch
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM | One-on-one Meetings*

*Companies must have applied for a one-on-one meeting ahead of time and be approved. The application period ends on January 25th, 2018.

Fees:
$15 | General Public
Includes presentation, Q&A, and lunch. All attendees must pay this fee, regardless of one-on-one meeting status. Pre-registration to attend the presentation, Q&A, and lunch will remain open until noon on February 14th (or sold out).

Location:
JLABS @ Toronto
661 University Ave, Suite 1300
Toronto, Ontario

Versant Ventures Representative:
Stefan Larson | Venture Partner, Versant Ventures
Stefan Larson is a Venture Partner and serves on the board of Northern Biologics, a Versant portfolio company. Based in the MaRS Discovery District, Stefan was the founding CEO of Blueline Bioscience, a Versant Discovery Engine, and was the founding CEO of Northern Biologics.

Stefan joined Versant after spending three years as the co-founder and CEO of Tornado Medical Systems, a revenue stage medical imaging and spectroscopy company. He previously held the position of Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company, serving global clients in healthcare and technology. He is currently a director of the MaRS Discovery District and Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO), and is a recipient of the Arbor Award for Exceptional Volunteer Service to the University of Toronto.

Stefan received his B.Sc. in Biology from McGill University, and his M.Sc. in Molecular and Medical Genetics from the University of Toronto. He completed his Ph.D. in Biophysics at Stanford University, where he helped build and launch [email protected], the world’s most successful scientific public distributed computing platform.
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JLABS @ Toronto

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 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, 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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