WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovation and entrepreneurship will take center stage this December at the 2013 mHealth Summit, the largest global conference and expo focused on the intersection of mobile/wireless and healthcare delivery. This year is a must-attend event for VCs, entrepreneurs and startups. AOL Co-Founder Steve Case and leading angel investor Esther Dyson will engage in a dynamic fireside chat moderated by Steven Krein, CEO and Co-Founder of StartUp Health, at the 2013 mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C.
Steve Case, who co-founded AOL in 1985, has since returned to his entrepreneurial roots founding the investment firm Revolution. Health and wellness companies Everyday Health, BrainScope, RunKeeper and ExtendHealth are among Revolution's two dozen investments. Esther Dyson is an angel investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, commentator and a Principal of EDventure Holdings, where she is currently focused on investing in preemptive healthcare and health technology. Her investments include 23andme.com, Basis, Medivo, Omada Health, Patients Like Me, and StartUp Health. This dynamic exchange will explore how this new age of entrepreneurship is creating an innovation landscape for entrepreneurs and investors never before seen in healthcare.
"There has never been a more exciting time to be an entrepreneur or investor in the mobile health and wellness space," said Rich Scarfo, Vice President, Events at HIMSS Media and Director of the mHealth Summit. "The combination of new health regulations along with disruptive technologies, is transforming healthcare delivery as we know it. At the mHealth Summit, we will convene over 5,000 influencers to foster conversations, innovations and exchanges and through the Innovation Zone Pavilion and the Venture+ Forum provide a forum for innovative startups driving new investment opportunities."
The Venture+ Forum, a pre-Summit event scheduled for December 8, will kick off with a keynote address from Jack Young, Director of the Qualcomm Life Fund at Qualcomm Ventures. The Venture+ Forum is a unique platform for showcasing transformative technology and exploring investment opportunities to bring healthcare innovations to market. The event, presented by HIMSS Media, will spotlight new and emerging mobile health companies, showcase diverse funding sources and offer opportunities for networking with several hundred investors and innovators in mobile health and health IT. Select companies will have the opportunity to pitch products, services and solutions to a panel of leading experts in business and technology and will also be featured within the Innovation Zone on the exhibit hall floor of the mHealth Summit.
Registration is open now for the 2013 mHealth Summit taking place December 8-11, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Agenda details can be found at www.mhealthsummit.org. Additional speakers and special events will be announced leading up to the Summit; keep up with Summit news @mhealthsummit and join the conversation using #mHealth13.
About the mHealth Summit
The 2013 mHealth Summit, the global convener of the expanding mobile health ecosystem, explores the disruptions, challenges and opportunities of the expanding integration of mobile and wireless technologies into the healthcare system, and in consumer and patient engagement, for the delivery of better health outcomes. The 5th annual mHealth Summit will take place December 8-11, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Washington, D.C. area. The mHealth Summit is presented by HIMSS, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, the mHealth Alliance and the Foundation for the NIH. For more information, visit www.mhealthsummit.org; and follow at @mhealthsummit or #mHealth13.
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