Funding makes the world go ‘round – especially when you’re an entrepreneur looking to secure investments for your innovative agetech solution. While there may be many riches in the niches of the longevity market, it can be challenging for entrepreneurs in this space to access them. At CABHI’s 2020 What’s Next Canada conference, Sam Ifergan (Founder and Managing Partner at iGan Partners) and Anna Han (Senior Lead, Industry Relations Portfolio Management at Ontario Brain Institute) spoke to entrepreneurs about how they can stand out and secure funding to scale and grow their agetech companies – and truly make a lasting impact in the longevity market.
In this discussion, first recorded as an Investors Panel at What’s Next Canada 2020, learn about the important qualities that investors are looking for in companies before they commit to funding, including:
- Innovative products with a strong proof of concept
- Technologies that solve real problems and have clear market prospects
- Strong business models that focus on sustainability over time
On the panel: Mary Furlong (CEO of Mary Furlong & Associates and panel moderator), Anna Hann (Senior Lead, Industry Relations Portfolio Management, Ontario Brain Institute), and Sam Ifergan (Founder & Managing Partner, iGan Partners).
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Learn more about CABHI’s conferences:
What’s Next Canada, hosted by the Baycrest-led Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation and co-produced by Mary Furlong & Associates, has been the industry’s premier event for networking, collaboration, and learning opportunities for the past two years. In concert with Baycrest’s Annual Rotman Research Institute Conference, What’s Next Canada attracted opportunities for innovators to form transformative collaborations with renowned researchers, clinicians, healthcare providers, and corporate executives in the seniors’ care sector.
This year, CABHI will continue the momentum created through What’s Next Canada to launch its Annual Summit on March 24-25, 2021. Our 2021 Summit will feature new and exciting opportunities to network with and learn from industry experts in the aging and brain health space over a global virtual platform. Attendees will also receive the opportunity to witness the largest pitch competition for agetech solutions in the sector, the launch of a global community for older adults, and world-class talks from engaging speakers.