Life Science Nation, which has created a global partnering platform that includes an investor and licensing partner database as well as an entrepreneurial education curriculum, helps startups prepare for their global roadshows. Each year, it holds five Redefining Early Stage Investments or RESI conferences to connect start-ups with early-stage investors and strategic channel partners. RESI is uniquely cross-border and cross-domain, connecting start-ups with global investors across drugs, devices, diagnostics, and digital health. RESI caters to the earliest-stage start-ups—those seeking grants, seed, and angel capital—and the early-stage firms seeking series A and B funding. We spoke to Dennis Ford, founder and CEO of Life Science Nation, about the critical role of partnering conferences in today’s financial environment, what entrepreneurs should look for to match the right events to their needs, and what they should do to ensure they get the most out of these events.