Summer Recap

Each month, MedHealth strives to provide our network with opportunities, resources, and content that support your work in healthcare innovation. From startup spotlights to unique programs to support underrepresented communities, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at two of the interesting articles you may have missed:

Are there other types of content that you would like to see us cover? Do you know any interesting people that you think we should interview? Send us a note.

Reminder: Input Wanted!

MedHealth is looking for your feedback to identify gaps or opportunities where we can better provide support and information within the medical innovation ecosystem. This needs assessment will inform our approach to sequencing services to improve innovator readiness and build a pipeline of qualified healthcare innovators as well as guide how we share news and program information. Take our survey.

We will be reaching out to some of our network in the weeks ahead to schedule interviews to collect more information. Stay tuned!

Events and Opportunities

MedHealth Summit Returning on November 1

Planning efforts are underway for this year’s MedHealth Summit! You can anticipate a mixture of curated matchmaking and talks from inspiring speakers like we’ve had in years past. Expect to see more information in your inbox within the next few weeks!

MedHealth at HLTH 2022

MedHealth will be at a kiosk in the Startup Pavilion during the HLTH conference in November. This four-day event will bring together individuals from the entire health field to learn about innovation in the healthcare industry. Learn more and register.

Save the Date for MedHealth Webinar with the National Institute of Health

On October 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, MedHealth will cohost a webinar with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for innovators and researchers interested in working with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. More information will be available soon.

Henry Ford Health Detroit Supplier Diversity Day

Henry Ford Health invites Wayne County–based businesses to participate in their Supplier Diversity Day on September 23. This event will give businesses an opportunity to meet with Henry Ford Health team members that buy and source products and services. Learn more and register.

Loyola Chicago Health Equity Quest

Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health and MATTER are seeking solutions that address health disparities and climate change. Learn more and apply by September 23.

Downtown Boxing Gym UnGala

The Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program provides free academic and athletic programs to students that make a life-changing impact. The UnGala on September 24 will raise funds to support the continuation of these programs and celebrate the joys of being a kid. Contact smathew@med.wayne.edu if you are interested in sponsoring or attending this event.

XLerateHealth Flint Demo Day (Virtual)

On September 29, listen to Flint cohort startups pitch their innovations to investors and healthcare companies. Register to attend.

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.

Small-business Innovation Research Contract Proposals Solicitation

The NIH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seek proposals from small businesses for innovative research that will contribute toward the NIH’s or CDC’s missions. Learn more and apply.

Happenings at TechTown Detroit

Save the Date for Toast of the Town 2022

TechTown Detroit’s annual Toast of the Town event will be held on October 6. More information will be announced soon! Check out last year’s event in the meantime.

Start Studio Applications Opening Soon

On August 29, TechTown Detroit will begin accepting applications for its tech-based startup program, Start Studio. Applications are due by September 12. Learn more about the program.

PR Tradecraft: The Pro Secrets to Effective Media Pitching

On September 15, TechTown Detroit is hosting a virtual session for tech entrepreneurs who want to learn how to effectively pitch to media outlets. Register to attend.

Catalyst Angel Program

TechTown is accepting participants on a rolling basis for the Catalyst Angel Program through March 31, 2024. This program helps angel investors who identify as Black, Latinx, and/or a woman maximize their investment strategies. Learn more and complete an interest form.

In the News

TechTown Detroit Named Cool Place to Work by Crain’s Detroit Business

TechTown Detroit is one of 100 organizations in Michigan who’ve made Crain’s 2022 Cool Places to Work list. Read more about why we made this directory.

Congrats to Eye Care for Detroit

Eye Care for Detroit, an award winner at TechTown Detroit’s 2022 Demo Day, will start offering Detroit residents expanded options for eye care at affordable prices on September 1. Learn more about their services in a recent feature in DBusiness Magazine.

Alerje Featured by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation

In celebration of Black Business Month, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation highlighted Alerje—a startup that has worked with MedHealth on its food allergy management platform. Read the full article.

Healthcare Dominates Most In-demand Jobs in Michigan Through 2030

A jobs outlook from the state shows that healthcare represents the fastest-growing job industry in Michigan through 2030. Read the full article.