We are super stoked to finish our first real event in NYC in over a year. After running over 600 virtual events (no, that is not a typo!) we kicked off the #MedMo ReOpen the World Tour in Chicago two weeks ago. The Event was great, but it wasn't in our hometown, not in OUR City with our people. That is why we are so pleased to have over 100 people to come and 7 amazing startups that will knock your socks off. The Panelists including Shereese Maynard, MS, MBA, George T Mathew MD, Inderpal Chhabra MD, Sunita Parajuli, Gaurav Mehta, and Gail Zhatz are amazing as well.
Watch the five finalists from the Good ViVEations Innovators Challenge from March 2022 at the ViVE conference in Miami, FL. Great show with patient activists and Salam the Poet (Jorry Cross) inspiring the crowd to get involved in healthcare innovation to help drive positive change. Teams pitching included Lura, Helpp.ai, Cliexa, Akenta and Patient Genie.
Our Pitch contest at the Healthcare Innovation Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in March of 2022. Five great teams on stage. Fun fact: for only the second time in over 100 pitch contests the top three teams were all lead by female founders. Great job!
Las Vegas was the last stop on the 2022 MedStartr Momentum (#MedMo) World Tour. We had seven great teams on stage out of a field of over 300 applicants. We did not declare winners because to get to the stage all the teams went through reviews by over 40 MedStartr Mentors as well as a due diligence process that was rigorous. What the teams were really competing against was the inertia of the healthcare system and in that sense they all won, as many great conversations leading to adoption and investment started through this event and many are now portfolio companies.
In a new format we presented four of our portfolio companies: ValeraHealth.com, CareandWear.com,, DirectShifts.com and the Offscrip Podcast network. Alex Fair hosts and opens with his "Truth to Power" poem written for the occasion. With Dr. Ron Razmi, Matt Gang, and Matt Zachary, as well as help from the crowd, Alex also leads a disuccion on innovation for impact.
The seminal Cosmic Dragon Mental Health Conference from February 2023 hosted by Dr. Adena Blickstein. Other speakers included keynote ePatient Dave DeBronkhart, Alex Fair from MedStartr.VC, Hannes Bend from Breathing.ai, Owen Muir, MD from iRxReminder, author Oz Garcia, Raymond Pursell, and many more. Please visit TealDragon.org for more information.