The AdVENTURE Experience – Highlights

October 4, 2018 – Squamish, BC

Following the Global Perspectives on Early-Stage Investment & Partnering event on October 3, 2018, Novateur Ventures and Accel-Rx organized a unique networking opportunity for an exclusive group of Canadian entrepreneurs and innovators in Life Sciences and key strategists and foreign investors.

The mountain adventure began the morning of the October 4th, with transportation to Squamish airport for a helicopter flight through glacial peaks to a remote corner of the Coastal Range.

A hike through the alpine meadows of British Columbia’s back country, along granite ridges and past inviting pools ended with lunch overlooking the deep ocean fjords. The hike presented participants with an opportunity to build mutually beneficial relationships with one-another in the hopes of bolstering Canada’s endeavors in Life Sciences and Biotechnology.

Participants of this amazing experience included:

Alex Szidon, PhD, Head, West Coast Innovation Hub and Associate VP Business Development – Licensing, Merck

Asish K. Xavier, PhD, MBA, VP, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC

Wenkai Vincent Xiang, PhD, MBA, Hillhouse Capital

Forest (Tianhong) Xu, MD, PhD, Partner, Virtus Inspire Ventures

Thomas Michael Thestrup, PhD, Associate Director, Global Business Development at UCB

Arthur Tinkelenberg, PhD, Executive Director, Torreya Capital

Ali Ardakani, Founder & Managing Director of Novateur Ventures

Daniel Wattier, CEO of ImStar Therapeutics

David Young, MD, Founder & CEO of KisoJi Biotechnology

Eric Zimmerman, Head Global Venture Capital Financing at Novateur Ventures

Frédéric Leduc, CEO of Immune Biosolutions

Frederic Lemaitre Auger, Senior Director, Investments at Accel-Rx

George Aliphtiras, CEO of Sonic Incytes Medical Corporation

Jeffrey Coull, President & CEO of Encycle Therapeutics

Michael Lincoln, Chief Financial and Business Officer of Accel-Rx

Oliver Buck, Founder of ITM AG

Pierre Beauparlant, President & CEO of SpecificiT Pharma

William Jia, CSO & Co-founder of Virogin Biotech