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The Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference series connects start-ups and early-stage investors and strategic channel partners. RESI conferences are among the premier investor events in the country. With the 1:1 ratio of investors to startups, it has the critical mass of investors that the south has been missing.


25TH MARCH, 2024


Join us for extraordinary 1:1 meetings and sessions on March 25, alongside two further days of virtual partnering on March 26 and 27.

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RESI maximizes fundraising companies’ efforts to find partners who are a fit for their technology and stage of development. RESI is uniquely cross-border and cross-domain, connecting start-ups with 10 categories of global investors across the silos of drugs, devices, diagnostics and digital health (4 Ds). RESI caters to both the earliest-stage start-ups, those seeking grants, seed and angel capital, and the early-stage firms who seek series A and B funding. RESI is a unique and powerful tool for sourcing assets and advancing innovation across early-stage life science and healthcare.

RESI Events are presented by Life Science Nation which has built a global partnering ecosystem featuring healthcare startups and the capital investors, co-development, and licensing partners who seek them.


For the first time ever, our region will welcome a globally established life sciences investor conference, and it is coming to Atlanta. After months of planning with partners across the region, Atlanta is thrilled to welcome RESI South, to The Whitley Atlanta Buckhead, on March 25th for 1:1 meetings and sessions, plus two additional days of virtual partnering, March 26 & and 27.

Life Science Nation announced ‘RESI South’ in partnership with a newly formed coalition, SELifeSci, consisting of life science associations representing Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Arkansas. RESI South is expected to draw a crowd of over 500 bioscience and medtech entrepreneurs and 500 premier investors, family offices, and key executives worldwide to Atlanta in late March 2024.

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RESI caters to both the earliest-stage start-ups, those seeking grants, seed, and angel capital, and the early-stage firms who seek series A and B funding.


The Southeast Life Science Alliance comprises life science associations across the southeastern United States dedicated to fostering the growth of the life sciences industry in their respective states. Established in 2023, the Alliance aims to tackle the unmet needs of innovators in the region, particularly addressing the shortfall in venture funding.

The life science sector in the southeastern region possesses robust research capabilities, a skilled workforce, infrastructure, government backing, and an innovative culture, enabling it to stand on par with anywhere in the country. The primary hurdle lies in securing funding for our entrepreneurs.

Statistics from previous regional investor event attendees:

  • 507 company presentations

  • 790 Funding Transactions

  • $7.6B raised

  • 70 IPO and M&As

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Statistics on Southeast Innovation

  • 344,000 Southeast Bioscience Employees; 16% of the US bioscience employees

  • 26,500 Southeast Bioscience Establishments, 21% of the US bioscience establishments

  • 17,200 Southeast Bioscience Patents 11% of the US bioscience patents

  • $5.5B Southeast NIH Funding 16% of the US NIH funding

  • $8.3B Southeast Academic Bioscience R&D Expenditures 16% of the US academic bioscience R&D expenditures


At most conferences, partnering involves scheduling one-on-one meetings with other attendees, often with minimal information about the other party before the meeting is booked. RESI’s partnering platform distinguishes itself from other events by offering a life-sciences-specific environment composed of exclusively obtained mandates (profiles) from personal interviews with investors in our network. RESI partnering provides an efficient platform for startups to connect with active investors in the early-stage life sciences arena. Through the curated database, startups can search by using filters that reflect their company, product, and stage of development to source investors that are the best fit for them. This focused approach enables all parties to efficiently identify and connect with each other, fostering meaningful discussions and partnerships.

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Sponsorship slots are now open at Life Science Nation’s RESI South! Sponsorships connect service providers, startups, and investors and are designed to meet sponsors' goals and budget needs.

RESI South 2024 will occur via a hybrid format, with March 25th being in-person at the Whitley Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, and the 26th and 27th with virtual partnering only.

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Registration is now open to the RESI South Conference in Atlanta, GA March 25th-27th. Registering early provides you the chance to save $500 or $300 on 3-day registrations or virtual registrations, respectively! The first day of RESI will be held in person at The Whitley Atlanta Buckhead March 25th for 1:1 meetings and sessions, while the 26th and 27th will be virtual via our partnering platform. 
We are expecting 350+ active investors in the life sciences arena to be at RESI, and as a startup attendee, you have several
registration options to accelerate your fundraising for seed, series A or B:

If your company is a member of any of the participating state associations, please contact your respective association for a discount code.


  • Innovator’s Pitch Challenge Package: $3,495. (Check pitch application here)

  • Standard 3-Day (March 25th-27th): $1,995 $1495

  • In-Person 1-Day (March 25th): $1695 $1195

  • Virtual Only 2-Day (March 26th-27th): $1,195 $895

  • Audience Access Pass (No Partnering) for March 25th: $595


Discover Atlanta attests that Atlanta, Georgia’s Buckhead neighborhood melds the fast pace of a dynamic business center with some of the city’s most exquisite dining, upscale shopping and exciting nightlife. One of Atlanta’s most affluent areas, Buckhead is full of everything from elegant Southern mansions to vibrant nightlife. The ultimate in luxury, the Buckhead Hotel District reigns supreme when it comes to high-end accommodations. Contributing to the neighborhood’s upscale profile, the acclaimed The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is the city’s newest ultra-luxe shopping destination.

The Atlanta airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).


With an awe-inspiring view of the city skyline outside and timeless sophistication inside, The Whitley,a Marriott Luxury Collection Hotel, welcomes guests to Atlanta’s coveted Buckhead neighborhood. Explore our newly redesigned lobby and guest rooms and experience luxury reimagined in chic
Southern style.

3434 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326


Directions & Marta:

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