Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 11, 2016
The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is presenting the first HealthCare Texas 2016, the annual technology and venture capital conference bringing together more than 300 leading innovators in healthcare information technology, digital health, life sciences, and therapeutics. The two-day conference, running May 3-4, will feature more than 20 speakers, 30 investors, and 40 companies. It will be held at Brazos Hall in downtown Austin TX. For more information and to register to attend, see http://texasgrowthcapitalforum.com/.
”This is such an exciting time, and Texas is such an exciting place to be working on improving health and transforming healthcare,” said Clay Johnston, inaugural Dean of the Dell Medical School, which is the first brand new medical school to be built at a top-tier research university in about 50 years. “We see unprecedented opportunities for connecting innovators with people who are wrestling with some facet of the health ecosystem. Our leaders are looking forward to discussing some of these developments and the platforms for innovation that result from them.”
The HealthCare Texas 2016 event schedule includes three distinct program tracks. The first day, May 3, will feature keynotes and innovation panels, and both days will have a programs for venture capital matching. On May 3, speakers include a keynote address open to the public featuring Mark McClellan, Former Commissioner of the Food & Drug Administration, discussing The State of Innovation Policy. For more on Mark McClellan, visit http://goo.gl/Te8B3s
The four forum panels will be comprised of industry and thought leaders representing local, regional, and national perspectives. Topics will cover issues fundamental to Texas healthcare innovation and effective public policy, including innovation’s role in reducing cost and improving the quality of healthcare delivery.
A VIP lunch keynote will feature Christopher W. Kersey, Chairman of the Board of Johns Hopkins International and Managing Member of Camden Partners, talking about Global Health and Technology. For more on Christopher W. Kersey, visit http://goo.gl/aHjVej
HealthCare Texas 2016 is accepting applications for companies interested in pitching before investors at the conference. Up to 20 Series A companies will have the opportunity to present open demonstrations and schedule private sessions with matched investors and prospective partners. Five of these will be selected by a jury to present to attendees in fast-pitch format for a chance to win the Series A Venture Award. In addition, 35 Texas growth, or Series B, companies seeking late-stage funding will participate in private investor-matched one-on-one sessions. Five of these companies will be selected to present to the full conference audience in a fast-pitch format for a chance to win the Series B Innovation Award. It is free to apply.
This business match-making and fast-pitch competition is being produced by the Texas Growth Capital Forum, whose mission is to ignite the innovation and success of the brightest Texas technology companies with access to capital from national and regional investors. Its 2015 Texas Venture Growth Forum conference brought together 42 venture capitalists and growth investors and 27 Texas CEOs, who participated in more than 125 matched one-on-one meetings. The 2016 event provides a first focus on health and healthcare, including digital health, healthtech, life sciences and biotech—spanning medical devices and software solutions to therapeutics and pharmaceuticals. Companies may apply at http://texasgrowthcapitalforum.com/register/
“Our mission is to measurably increase the venture capital and investor presence throughout the state. Startups founded in Texas need broader access to capital at every stage of growth to maximize their potential to achieve global scale,” said Matt Black, director at the Texas Growth Capital Forum who is producing HealthCare Texas 2016. “We’re focused on attracting diverse capital interests to Texas to build a lasting national network.”
Presented by the Dell Medical School, HealthCare Texas 2016 is produced by Texas Growth Capital Forum (TxGCF), and sponsored by Austin Healthcare Council and the Moon Group at Merrill Lynch. More information is found at http://texasgrowthcapitalforum.com/ Conference will be tweeted at #HCTX