MedHealth Summit

Matchmaking

MedHealth Summit matchmaking offers a flexible way to have productive, introductory conversations with people who are relevant to your organization.

This year’s summit will feature the two types of one-on-one meeting opportunities: market-ready matchmaking and investor speed dating. Medtech innovators can apply to meet with healthcare organizations, research institutions, entrepreneurial service providers, and investors through one seamless application.

Organizations interested in hosting meetings with healthcare innovators can email hello@medhealthinnovation.org for more information.

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Company Requirements

  • Must have a fully functioning prototype at the time of application submission or ready-for-market entry within three months of the summit’s end

  • Must have the technical capacity to modify the product for a pilot

  • Must be working toward meeting all applicable regulatory requirements

  • Must have the analytical capacity to collect and analyze data

  • Must have two to 25 employees and founders that are actively involved in company management

  • Must have revenues not exceeding $5 million USD annually

Market-ready Matchmaking

Are you a market-ready digital health or medical device company interested in exploring codevelopment, clinical validation, and other partnership opportunities with healthcare organizations and research institutions? Get connected with organizations that are interested in innovative medical devices and digital health solutions to help consumers, caregivers, healthcare providers, and supporting institutions gain better information about patients’ health statuses.

How it Works

All innovators must apply to participate in market-ready matchmaking. Applications will be vetted to ensure match with the interests of attending host organizations.

Host organizations will be positioned at tables in a dedicated space in our event venue. Information about host organization interests will be sent to innovators in advance of the event so they can strategize who they would like to meet with.

Accepted innovators will be admitted into this space and can meet with host organizations on a first-come-first-served basis. All innovators must write the name of their organization down on a sign-in-sheet before beginning each meeting. Meetings can be up to 15 minutes before innovators will be asked to move to another host.

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Host organizations desire innovative concepts that:

  • Capture and curate health data from a variety of sources: diaries, wearables, logs, provider input, clinical health records, payment information and history, pharmacy and prescription information, clinical trial data, family health data, and more

  • Better link consumers, providers, and other key stakeholders to information about consumers’ behaviors and health through avenues such as web-based and mobile dashboards and applications

  • Enhance patient-provider engagements

  • Use artificial intelligence or machine learning to reduce or eliminate gaps in care

  • Provide targeted, accurate, and timely guidance about care options, appropriate care sites, consumer costs, and care delivery locations

  • Help identify and eliminate cybersecurity vulnerabilities

  • Integrate or work in parallel with electronic health records

  • Monitor chronic disease symptoms and treatment protocols to prevent readmission, optimize resource utilization, and drive improved outcomes

  • Incorporate remote monitoring devices, telehealth, predictive analytics, and big data

Investor Speed Dating

Are you a startup searching for investors? Medical device and digital health startups will have the opportunity to participate in a speed dating–style session with angel and venture capital fund representatives at the summit. Company representatives who want to participate are required to apply.

How it Works

All innovators must apply to participate in investor speed dating. Applications will be vetted to ensure match with the investment scope of the attending investment firms.

Investors will be positioned at tables in a dedicated space in our event venue. Each investor table will have signage that indicates their investment interests. Information about host organization interests will be sent to innovators in advance of the event so they can strategize who they would like to meet with.

Accepted innovators will be admitted into this space and can meet with investor organizations on a first-come-first-served basis. All innovators must write the name of their organization on a sign-in sheet before beginning each meeting. Each meeting will be held to a strict ten-minute time limit, then innovators must move to another table.

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Make the Best First Impression

Learn how to make the most of your meetings with tips from Javier Evelyn of Alerje

We all know that striking a deal or partnership is a multiphase process. Meetings at the MedHealth Matchmaking Mixer are introductory conversations meant to encourage participants to interact and understand the likelihood of a partnership while also providing innovators insightful, real-world feedback. Are you an innovator looking for tips on how to make your meetings count? We’ve got you covered.

Prepare for questions
The landscape for digital health and medical devices is highly competitive, and partners are increasingly interested in products that deliver cost savings for healthcare consumers and provide evidence-based improvements. Remember—this is a conversation, not a pitch presentation. Consider how your organization would answer the following questions, and be succinct:

  1. Who is the end user of your solution?
  2. What benefit does your solution provide that would interest other attendees?
  3. Where is your solution used?
  4. How much does your solution cost? Who pays for it?
  5. What stage of development is your organization in?
  6. What regulatory stage is your organization in?
  7. What type of support are you seeking (e.g., investment, pilots, user feedback, codevelopment, etc.)?
  8. How will this support help your organization?

Be open to feedback
One of the most challenging aspects of being an entrepreneur is accepting and prioritizing feedback. Because potential partners’ views are important, be sure to listen to their feedback and ask clarifying questions to help you process and transform that information into action. This will help you take your business to the next level.

Have materials ready—just in case
This isn’t a formal pitch meeting, so don’t plan to bring up a slide deck. However, you may want to have an interesting statistic or an image of your product readily available in case it makes sense to show during the conversation.