Venture+ Forum at HIMSS16 Annual Conference Announces Four Companies Advancing to Final Pitch Competition

Feb 29, 2016, 23:57 ET from HIMSS

LAS VEGAS and ARLINGTON, Va., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10th annual Venture+ Forum (#HITVenture) taking place at HIMSS16 (#HIMSS16), today announced the four companies selected to present their health technology solutions at the final pitch competition on Wednesday, March 2, from 2 to 4pm, at the Venetian-Palazzo, Level 3, Lido 3104, in Las Vegas. The 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Feb. 29 - March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world.

The four finalists -- Bright.md (@Bright_Health), Flow Health (@FlowHealthHQ), Sansoro Health (@SansoroHealth) and VUCA Health (@vucahealth) -- were selected from 18 companies that delivered live presentations to an expert panel of investors and healthcare industry leaders. The final four will participate in a live pitch off before a panel of health system and global industry leaders and venture capital investors.  Venture+ Forum spotlights the top innovative early and growth-stage companies and provides business-building educational resources and networking opportunities for innovators with leading deal-makers, investors and health industry partners. 

"Venture+ Forum has become a must attend platform for entrepreneurs, startups, the investment community and other key parties, to encourage innovation and collaboration," said Richard Scarfo, Vice President, Personal Connected Health Alliance at HIMSS. "The Personal Connected Health Alliance is committed to building a robust ecosystem for innovation and delivering the information, tools and contacts startups and entrepreneurs need for success."

Howard Burde Health Law, LLC, is the Founding Sponsor of Venture+ Forum; lead sponsors include California Health Care Foundation, Connecticut Innovations, Deloitte, McKesson Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Philips and Ziegler. Its Strategic Affiliate network includes HealthTech Capital, HITLAB, MATTER, New York eHealth Collaborative, PlugandPlay, Springboard Enterprises and StartUp Health.

Also taking place as part of HIMSS16:

Startup Boot Camp, co-hosted by StartUp Health and HIMSS Venture+ Forum, offers a one-of-a kind workshop for health tech entrepreneurs focusing on strategies to increase the equity value of a startup, maximize opportunities with investors and customers, and tips for building a successful business.

Innovation Pavilion featuring nearly 100 companies and cutting-edge health technology solutions that are addressing the most pressing healthcare delivery challenges. Dedicated exhibit areas in the Pavilion, highlighting companies, products and innovations include:

  • Startup Showcase highlights startup and growth-stage companies applying new technologies to address healthcare delivery challenges.
  • Provider Challenge Showcase features innovative technology solutions that are solving the most pressing provider challenges: Patient as Consumer, Chronic and Behavioral Care, Post-Acute Care and Operations 2.0.
  • Accelerator Hubs showcases corporate innovation efforts and leading incubator and accelerator programs dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs, companies and new technologies addressing healthcare delivery challenges.

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About HIMSS
HIMSS is a global voice, advisor, convener, and thought leader of health transformation through the best use of IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of health and healthcare. Through its network of over 1 million professionals, including 64,000-plus members, HIMSS advises leaders, stakeholders and influencers globally on IT best practices to ensure decision-makers have the right information at the right time to make the right decisions.  HIMSS North America, HIMSS Analytics, Personal Connected Health Alliance, HIMSS Media and HIMSS International (HIMSS Europe, HIMSS Asia and HIMSS Middle East) are the five business units of HIMSS.  A not-for-profit headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS has additional offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom, and Asia.

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