Save the Date: MedHealth Summit Returning on November 1, 2022

After two years of supporting our network through virtual matchmaking engagements, nothing can replace the energy of bringing people together in person. We are overjoyed to announce that the MedHealth Summit will be returning in person on November 1, 2022, at Ford Field. Planning efforts are underway, and you can anticipate a mixture of curated matchmaking and talks from inspiring speakers like we have had in years past. We will take precautions that prioritize the welfare and safety of all attendees, and also offering limited virtual participation options. More information will be available on our website in the months ahead!

MedHealth Sponsoring Specific Aims Clinic Through BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

MedHealth is sponsoring a clinic hosted by BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting on June 9 to help companies develop specific aims for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding proposals to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). During this virtual clinic, attendees will discuss specific aim examples and actual reviewer feedback. This clinic is designed for applicants pursuing the September 2022 NIH proposal deadline. Contact Stacey Frankovich at stacey@techtowndetroit.org for a free registration code and learn more about this event.

Events and Opportunities

Customer Discovery—The Secret to Startup Success

Join Ann Arbor SPARK on May 3 for a workshop that will introduce customer discovery concepts. A second workshop will be held on June 2 to provide guidance from experts on your own customer discovery plans. Learn more and register.

The ABCs of SBIR/STTR

On May 12, Ann Arbor SPARK will host a webinar to help companies understand the basics and eligibility for SBIR and STTR programs. Learn more and register.

The ABCs of SBIR/STTR

On May 12, Ann Arbor SPARK will host a webinar to help companies understand the basics and eligibility for SBIR and STTR programs. Learn more and register.

SBIR/STTR Proposal Development Workshop

BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting is hosting a workshop on May 17 to help companies interested in submitting a proposal for SBIR/STTR funding to the NIH. Learn more and register.

Essentials of SBIR/STTR Commercialization

BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting is hosting a workshop to help companies understand what federal agencies are looking for in commercialization and transition plans. Learn more and register.

Northern Michigan Startup Week

Northern Michigan Startup Week will take place in Traverse City from May 9–15, 2022. Events will be held throughout the week to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation. Learn more and register.

XlerateHealth and HealthSpark Accelerator Named Accelerators to Watch

Congratulations to our partners at XLerateHealth and HealthSpark Accelerator on their recent recognition as digital health accelerators to know in 2022 by Tellescope. See who else made the list.

Job Opportunity: Director of Technology Commercialization

The Michigan Small Business Development Center at Grand Valley State University seeks a director of technology commercialization to oversee its technology commercialization team, Emerging Technologies Fund, Business Accelerator Fund, and mobility initiative. Learn more and apply.

XLerateHealth Pre-accelerator Program

The eight-week XLerateHealth Pre-accelerator program supports early stage entrepreneurs who have an idea or product and would like to learn how to commercialize it. Learn more and apply.

XLerateHealth Flagship Accelerator Bootcamps

The XLerateHealth Flagship Accelerator Bootcamps help healthcare startups move technologies to market. Sessions will run virtually this summer and fall. Learn more and apply by April 30.

MedTech Crossroads

Join in2being on Fridays at 2:00 PM for their weekly webinar where they discuss the latest from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and connect the healthcare innovation community. Learn more and register.