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5th Annual Falcons' Fortunes Pitch Competition

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Vantage Venues

16th floor, Garden Hall

150 King Street West

Toronto, ON M5H 1J9

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Watch select Ontario scientists and entrepreneurs pitch their breakthrough cancer innovations at FACIT's 5th annual Falcons' Fortunes Pitch Competition.

Falcons' Fortunes showcases six Ontario-based entrepreneurs working in the oncology space as they pitch their innovative research ideas to an external panel of elite judges. Hosted by FACIT, this annual event offers the $50,000 Ernsting Entrepreneurship Award to invest in the most promising oncology research idea.

While the research idea should be novel and sound, the competition is for the best pitch - that is, the presentation that best convinces the investor judging panel on the value of the idea and how $50,000 would improve and/or better illustrate the potential, and if possible commercial, value of the innovative idea itself.

Falcons’ Fortunes endeavors to enhance, support and celebrate a culture of commercialization in Ontario, such as the cultivation of skill sets that enable ideas to be successfully pitched to investors and promotion of entrepreneurial spirit.

Join us and learn more about these emerging breakthrough innovations and network with the Ontario cancer research community.

For more information, please visit the event website here.



Who should attend:

Entrepreneurs, investors and anyone interested in cancer innovation.



Agenda:

2:30 pm: Doors open
3:00 pm: Keynote address
3:30 - 5:45 pm: Pitch competition
5:45 – 7:30 pm: Reception and announcement of winners



Featuring:

Emcee: Mike Wise, Anchor of CBC Toronto News at 11

Mike Wise, Anchor of CBC Toronto News at 11


Keynote Speaker: Scott Tanner, Ph.D., Former CTO, Fluidigm Corp and President, CEO & Co-Founder, DVS Sciences

Scott Tanner


Judging Panel:

Scott Tanner, Ph.D. Former CTO, Fluidigm Corp and President, CEO & Co-Founder, DVS Sciences

Kuldeep Neote, Ph.D. Senior Director at J&J Innovation Center - Boston and Interim Head of JLABS@Canada

Kuldeep Neote, Ph.D.

Shana Kelley, Ph.D. FACIT Trustee, Entrepreneur and Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry & Biomedical Engineering at University of Toronto

Shana Kelley, Ph.D.

Jung-Kay Chiu, B.Sc., LL.B. Partner, Patent Agent, and Lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright

Jung-Kay Chiu, B.Sc., LL.B.



FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Lisa Milestone, Senior Project Manager, FACIT lisa.milestone@facit.ca

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not need to bring a printed ticket to the event. When you arrive, simply check in at the registration desk with your name.

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Vantage Venues

16th floor, Garden Hall

150 King Street West

Toronto, ON M5H 1J9

Canada

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