HealthTech Venture Network Conference Will Host “Elevate” Pitch Competition in Boston; Best Health-Tech Idea Will Receive $5K

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Health-Tech Conference Is Opportunity for Investors, Entrepreneurs, Students and Professionals to Collaborate

HTVN's Second Annual Conference, on September 19th!

HTVN's Second Annual Conference, on September 19th!

This year, we are looking to invest in start-ups and ideas that add to the intelligent ecosystem of healthcare technologies that we’re creating

The HealthTech Venture Network Conference (HTVNC) will feature an ELEVATE competition on Saturday, September 19th in Boston, MA. ELEVATE is a “Shark Tank” style pitch session where several health-tech startups present their products, organizations and ideas to a panel of physicians, entrepreneurs, and executives in the health-tech space for the chance to win a cash prize of $1,000 cash and $4,000 worth of consulting support around business development and marketing for their startup. All participants will also receive professional feedback and exposure to health-tech investors.

In addition to the ELEVATE Competition, leaders in the health-tech industry will present at the conference on a variety of topics in health-tech, including the connected operating room, online platforms in healthcare, medical devices, 3D printing, fitness & technology, wearables, raising start-up capital, the connected automobile and robotics. Attendees at previous HTVNC events have spanned a variety of health-tech backgrounds and including physicians, investors, students and entrepreneurs.

“The HealthTech Ventures Network Conference is a space for innovative individuals and startups creating disruptive technologies to collaborate with each other and industry veterans. We are excited about KICVentures’ and other investors’ involvement this year. They represent an enormously exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs involved in HTVN’s Conference to find financial backing and support,” said HTVN spokesperson Nick DiBella.

KICVentures, a portfolio management firm in the health-tech sector, will partner with HealthTech Ventures Network to evaluate the ELEVATE pitches and invest in viable start-up ventures. KICVentures specializes in creating ecosystems for connecting patients and surgeons. These networks span online and mobile platforms, consumer connectivity and medical technologies. KICVentures partners with entrepreneurs and businesses to develop ideas, accelerate growth and build value.

“This year, we are looking to invest in a start-ups and ideas that add to the intelligent ecosystem of healthcare technologies that we’re creating,” said KICVentures’ CEO, Dr. Kingsley Chin.

The HTVN Conference will take place on Saturday, September 19th at the Boston Marriot Copley Place from 9am-3 pm. The conference also includes a networking event “Conversation & Cocktails” from 7-10 pm the preceding night at the Marriot’s Champion’s Bar. HTVNC is now accepting applications for exhibiting. Visit for more information or to purchase passes.

Angel investors –either individuals or companies –interested in the opportunity to invest in health-tech entrepreneurs should contact KICVentures at contact(at)kicventures(dot)com for more information.

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