Industry Leading Speakers and Agenda Announced for 3rd Annual HealthTech Venture Network Conference in Boston on Saturday, October 29th.

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HealthTech Startups, Patient Education, Nutrition & Wellness, Diagnostic Imaging, HealthTech Investment, Convergence in Medical Devices, Biotechnology and Wearables are just a few of the topics to be addressed at this years third annual conference, in addition to a discussion panel on developing products from ideas and the ELEVATE competition, which gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their digital health solutions to a panel of industry experts and conference attendees to gain feedback, mentorship and potential funding, with a prize worth $25,000 from TMCx.

HealthTech Venture Network, October 29th, 2016

HealthTech Venture Network, October 29th, 2016

We believe healthcare is poised for disruption and the global demand for healthcare will grow...

The HealthTech Venture Network (HTVN) is proud to host its Third Annual Conference in Boston, the hub of healthcare, on Saturday morning, October 29th, 2016 at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. The event is scheduled from 7am – 1pm. This conference will bring industry leaders, healthcare providers, entrepreneurs, investors and students together for presentations and discussions that examine how emerging startups and established healthcare players can collaborate to drive innovative transformation in our healthcare system.

HTVN is excited to announce the following topics, speakers and panel members:

Aditya Humad
Opening Keynote Address
Managing Partner, KICVentures

HealthTech Startups
How to Recognize a Successful Start-Up
Erik Halvorsen, Director, TMCx Innovation

Patient Education
Disruption in Healthcare: How Healthcare Professionals' Inability to Engage is Affecting Patient Care
Andrew Le, President and Co-Founder, Buoy Health

Nutrition & Wellness
How to Use Science & Personalized Care to Scale a Digital Health Empire
Lucas Siegel, Co-Founder & CEO, Alternascript

Diagnostic Imaging
Overcoming the Challenges of Accurately & Objectively Making Assessments in Clinical Investigations
Louis Levy, Director of Corporate and Business Development, Ultivue

HealthTech Investment
The 10 Qualities of an Attractive Startup
Andrew Hedin, Senior Associate, Bessemer Venture Partners

Convergence In Medical Devices
Innovation Through Convergence in Medical Device Technologies
Jeff Champagne, Director of Business Development, MPR Associates, Inc.

How Biotechnology is Advancing the Quality of Healthcare Devices
Jon Parks, Chairman & CEO, CELF Technologis, Inc.

Fitness & Wearables
How Healthcare Providers Can Incorporate Fitness and Wearable Devices in Their Practice
Samantha Simmons, Founder & CEO, Curative Orthopedics

The Medical Devices Discussion Panel will pursue a conversation about developing an idea into a product. It will feature the following panelists:

Panelists Include:
-Kingsley R. Chin MD, Founder & CEO, SpineFrontier Inc.
-Keith Bernardo, President, M&K Engineering, Inc.
-Aliki Collins, Founder & CEO, AKC Patents
-Jon Parks, Chairman & CEO, CELF Technologies, Inc.
-Jason Dictenberg, Ph.D, Chairman and CEO, AccelBio Inc.

The HealthTech Venture Network’s ELEVATE competition, also in its third year, gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their digital health solutions to a panel of industry experts and conference attendees to gain feedback, mentorship, and potential funding. The prize, sponsored by TMCx Innovation, guarantees the winner entry to the upcoming TMCx Innovation digital health class (2017), and a $25,000 convertible note of investment, provided the company enters and successfully completes the TMCx accelerator program.

The HealthTech Venture Network is proud to announce the following ELEVATE judges panel:

-Kingsley R. Chin MD, Founder & CEO, SpineFrontier Inc.
-Erik Halvorsen, Director, TMCx Innovation
-Vinit Nijhawan, Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Academic
-Addisu Mesfin, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center
-David Friedman, Director of Community, Blueprint Health

“We believe healthcare is poised for disruption and the global demand for healthcare will grow virtually inelastic as a non-discretionary spend. We’ve seen tremendous growth in the areas of digital health in 2016 and remain interested in the areas of big data analytics, fitness, and wearables,” says Aditya Humad, Managing Partner of KICVentures, a sponsor of this year’s HTVN Conference.

Everyone interested in the future of health tech and medical device technology is encouraged to attend. Visit the Eventbrite registration page to get your tickets today!
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About HTVNC:
The HealthTech Venture Network cultivates an ecosystem where entrepreneurs, investors and students from around the world learn from one another’s broad experiences, collaborate with fellow colleagues from diverse fields of study, and discover new connections. The HealthTech Venture Network envisions a collaborative experience like no other, in which everyone joins forces for a greater good. We work hard to create a better healthcare technology environment where new ideas are born and technologies are refined.

About ELEVATE: ELEVATE is a “Shark Tank” style pitch session where 8-10 startups present their pitch to a panel of physicians, entrepreneurs, and executives in the health-tech space for professional feedback and the opportunity to win.

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