MEDevice San Diego Offers Tips on Securing Financial Backing from Investors

Conference will bring venture capital experts together with start-ups, Sept. 1-2

Jul 29, 2015, 18:26 ET from UBM Canon

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon brings MEDevice San Diego Conference & Showcase to the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina on September 1-2, 2015, with a multi-track conference program for the medical device industry. A highlight of the Business Development track will be a panel on How to Secure Financial Backing from Different Types of Investors, featuring Renee Ryan, Vice President of Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation; Brent Ahrens, Partner, Canaan Partners; and Jordan Kramer, Director, Kaiser Permanente Ventures.

Also, in what promises to be a lively session, three cash-hungry start-ups pitch to three venture capitalists in the Start-up Spotlight: So You Think You Can Pitch? Other sessions include a panel on Strategies to Win in the Reimbursement Jungle, and one on Leveraging the Convergence of Consumer Tech and Medtech in a Regulated Environment. These Business Development sessions are all on Wednesday, September 2.

On Tuesday, September 1, an all-day IDEO Design Workshop will focus on key elements of design, with case studies on existing products and interactive participation in creating new designs. Product Development sessions will lead participants through advances in miniaturization of implantable devices, and leading-edge biomaterial design, and other topics.

A networking cocktail reception at 5 pm (Pacific Time) on Tuesday will feature as guests Renee Ryan, who will be part of the panel on financial backing through venture capital and David Coats of Correlation VC, who will be one of the judges at San Diego for the pitch competition. All showcase and conference attendees are welcome to attend this reception. It's a great opportunity to meet with some of the venture capital pros in the industry.

In addition to the conference, the Tech Showcase will present dozens of medtech exhibitors to answer questions and make connections. To register for MEDevice San Diego, or for more information, please visit

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