our programs

Once approved, Accel-Rx works in partnership with each company to assess development gaps and determine each company’s programming needs followed by the creation of a milestone-based plan. The goal of our programs is to provide the necessary expertise, resources, training, and networking to accelerate your growth.


  • Mentoring
  • Advisors
  • Custom Plan


  • Financial resources
  • Supplier database
  • Discounted services


  • Panel Sessions
  • Pitch Coaching


  • Investor forums
  • Networking events
  • CEO Connect


Connecting to knowledge

The Accel-Rx National Mentoring Program (AMP) connects founders and CEOs of promising early-stage life science companies to professionals with deep and diverse global expertise in commercialization and business execution.


Modeled after the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, portfolio company leadership meets regularly with a select group of mentors for advice and assistance to help them through critical stages of development. Both mentors and mentees are screened prior to acceptance into the program in order to ensure optimal fit for success.


For Innovators

  • Diverse feedback from a range of perspectives
  • Targeted guidance to drive progress
  • Issue management and problem-solving in a supportive environment
  • Build network of expert knowledge connections
  • Invaluable career-long relationships
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For Mentors

  • Receive formal mentor training
  • Personal goal fulfillment through “giving back”
  • Enhance professional relationships and peer recognition through interactions with other mentors
  • Opportunity to evaluate peer-based career progress
  • Broaden knowledge of developments in other fields/technologies
  • Contribute to shaping future development of the sector
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View our past events

  • Digital Therapeutics: The Marriage of Technology and Medicine

    June 5 2019

    Philadelphia, PA

  • LifeSciences BC Breakfast Symposium at BIO Philadelphia presented by Pfizer “How to Zig and Zag for Start-up Success”

    June 5 2019

    Philadelphia, PA

  • BIO International Convention 2019

    June 3 - 6 2019

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Bloom Burton Healthcare Investor Conference 2019

    April 30 - 1 2019

    Toronto, ON

  • Toronto Health Innovation Week

    April 1 - 5 2019

    Toronto, ON

  • Interface CEO Summit

    March 14 2019

    Vancouver, B.C.

  • BC Tech Summit

    March 11 - 13 2019

    Vancouver, BC

  • Access to Innovation

    January 30 - 31 2019

    Vancouver, BC

Digital Therapeutics: The Marriage of Technology and Medicine

June 5

Philadelphia, PA

From patients to physicians and from payers to providers, the growth of the digital therapeutics industry will result in major impacts for all health care players.

What does this future look like? Find out how the marriage of technology and medicine will transform patient care and how you can navigate this new era.

Accel-Rx, Canada’s health sciences accelerator, is pleased to present a distinguished panel of experts for this important conversation on digital therapeutics. We hope you can join us for this free event.

Antoun Nabhan
Vice-President, Corporate Development
Pear Therapeutics

Rachel Sha
Vice President, Digital Business Development and Licensing

Megan Coder
Executive Director
Digital Therapeutics Alliance

Natalie Dakers
President and CEO

For more information about BIO 2019 and the Canada Pavilion, please visit:


Location: Canada Pavilion, BIO International Convention 2019, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Register via Eventbrite

LifeSciences BC Breakfast Symposium at BIO Philadelphia presented by Pfizer “How to Zig and Zag for Start-up Success”

June 5

Philadelphia, PA

Join us for a networking breakfast and panel discussions focused on Canadian start-ups with a specially invited audience of Canadian and international delegates from the 2019 BIO Conference. This event will feature a keynote presentation and panel discussion focusing on:

'How to Zig and Zag for Start-up Success - Strategies for Success in a Competitively Global Life Sciences Environment'

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. David H. Hsu
Richard A. Sapp Professor of Management, The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

John Helou
Pfizer Canada

Natalie Dakers
Founding President & CEO

Ella Korets-Smith
Founding CEO & Director

Dr. Alan Winter
Innovation Commissioner
Government of British Columbia

Frank Beraud
Chief Executive Officer
Montreal Invivo

Wendy Hurlburt
President & CEO
LifeSciences BC

Location: Le Méridien Philadelphia, 1421 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

Event Schedule:
8:00am - 8:30am: Hot buffet breakfast & networking
8:30am - 8:50am: Keynote Address
8:50am - 9:10am: Panel Discussion
9:10am - 9:20am: Panel Q&A
9:20am - 9:45am: Networking

Register via Eventbrite

BIO International Convention 2019

June 3 - 6

Philadelphia, PA

The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), which represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.

The 2019 BIO International Convention provides access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry though-leaders with over 500 education sessions, and networking opportunities with 16,000+ attendees from 74 countries.

Click Here to Find Out More and Register

Bloom Burton Healthcare Investor Conference 2019

April 30 - 1

Toronto, ON

Bloom Burton hosts its annual Healthcare Investor Conference in Toronto, Canada. Approximately 60 of Canada’s premier publicly-traded and venture-backed private companies come together with the most promising pre-venture start ups in the healthcare industry.

The event attracts Canadian, U.S. and International investors who are interested in the latest developments in Canadian healthcare companies. Investors have the opportunity to obtain corporate updates from presenting companies, and participate in our 1-on-1 meeting system with company management.

Learn more and register here.

Toronto Health Innovation Week

April 1 - 5

Toronto, ON

Where health means business. A thriving economy has always depended on the health of its people. Today, new innovations in healthcare are helping people live better lives and improving patient outcomes while making the healthcare industry more affordable and improving efficiencies. This is Canada’s largest gathering of health startups, investors and the health ecosystem. Hosted by MaRS and held across the Toronto region, Health Innovation Week allows participants to network, secure funding and learn from industry experts. This year, the conference’s many events focus on three key themes: innovation, investment and adoption.

Learn more and register here.

Interface CEO Summit

March 14

Vancouver, B.C.

Leadership and innovation: will converging technologies lead us to high performance healthcare? This event focuses on how artificial and human intelligence could help us to deliver a high-performance healthcare through leadership, team work and superior results. The Summit brings together top CEOs and speakers from diverse, interdependent fields: healthcare, digital health, life sciences, quantum computing, A.I., digital media, entertainment, investment, academia and government. It is a day of world-class keynotes, candid conversations and informal networking.

Learn more and register here.

BC Tech Summit

March 11 - 13

Vancouver, BC

Western Canada's largest annual innovation event. Explore the possibilities and prepare for the future so you can navigate the new age of innovation.

Learn more and register here.

Access to Innovation

January 30 - 31

Vancouver, BC

The Access to Innovation Conference brings together health and life sciences stakeholders to present, discuss and deliver meaningful ways to improve collaboration, develop and deliver innovation, while improving outcomes and saving healthcare cost.

To understand the challenges and explore a variety of solutions to move life sciences innovation forward.
Hear about the need to engage in innovation and how it will affect your organization by leveraging talent and technology across the country. Meet with the different stakeholders, and learn the many ways to engage with Canada’s wide innovation ecosystem.

Click Here to Find Out More on the LifeSciences BC website


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