2018 was a big year for startups investment-wise; according to CB insights, over $8.6 billion was invested in healthtech alone. Fundraising success aside, healthtech is a unique industry that has its own set of rules & limitations. With confidentiality concerns, regulatory hurdles, & the need for credibility, how can a tech company in the health sector grow? We'll discuss this and
Hiring a team for a healthtech startup
Testing & launching an MVP
Adhering to rules & regulations
Building momentum for your product
Finding the right target market early on
Investors & ways to get funding
And much more!
About the panelists
Akhil Shah is the COO of Covera Health. He oversees the business operations & key strategic initiatives.. He was previously a consultant & practice lead at Optimity Advisors, a boutique operations-oriented consulting firm, where he focused on payer & provider value-based care initiatives. He received his undergraduate degree & Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan. Akhil is an unapologetic Michigan Wolverines & long-suffering New York Mets fan.
Ryan Hungate is the Co-Founder & CEO of Simplifeye, the number one technology experience for healthcare providers, patients & their businesses. The company's platform of software solution helps health care providers improve productivity, efficiency & profitability. They've recently raised a Series A which included investors from First Round & Felicis Ventures.
Thomas Clozel is the co-founder of OWKIN, an AI startup that uses machine learning to augment medical & biological research. OWKIN develops scientific collaborations with top-tier medical institutions like Mount Sinai & the Cleveland Clinic & partners with leading pharmaceutical companies. He's a former assistant professor of oncology/hematology in Paris, & has co-lead different projects focused on prediction of resistance to chemotherapy & ways to reverse it at Weill Cornell Medical College.
6:30 - 6:50: Drinks & Networking6:50 - 7:50: Panel7:50 - 8:15: Audience Q&A8:15 - 9:00: More Drinks & Networking
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