WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Venture+ Forum at the mHealth Summit, begins on Sunday, November 8, bringing together leading digital health innovators, business leaders and deal makers to provide a comprehensive, 360-degree view on health tech investing and today's most promising startups. The program will explore the digital health investment year-in-review and 2016 market predictions.
The Venture+ Forum will also showcase 11 vetted digital health startups in three-minute, pitch-style presentations. The top entrepreneurs selected will compete for a chance to advance to the Venture+ Forum LIVE pitch finals on the mHealth Summit main stage on Tuesday, November 10.
"We have gathered a who's who among digital health investors to share insights, provide inspiration and a reality check, as well as priorities and investment trends to help guide emerging companies in their quest for market success," said Rich Scarfo, Vice President, Personal Connected Health Alliance at HIMSS, and Director of the mHealth Summit. "This year's lineup of presenting companies is impressive and will surely capture the imagination of investors, providers, researchers, developers and Summit attendees."
Venture+ Forum program and semi-final pitch competition on Sunday, November 8 (1-5pm) will include:
The Venture+ Forum Pitch Finals will take place on Tuesday, November 10 (4-6pm) on the Summit main stage featuring the top selected companies in a final "pitch off" contest. This year's event will also honor Adam Pellegrini of Walgreens with the first Digital Health Innovation Award.
Startup Boot Camp debuts as a one-of-a-kind, interactive workshop for seed and early-stage entrepreneurs on Monday, November 9 (2-6pm) offering advice for cultivating an innovator's mind set, building a successful digital health business and delivering validated health outcomes. Medical innovators from MedStar and UCSF, investors from Bessemer Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Providence Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank, as well as other industry partners AARP, DreamIt Health and HITLAB will offer practical tips for increasing a company's equity value, maximizing chances for securing investors and customers, and marketing and growing a business.
This year's Startup Showcase will feature 50+ new and emerging companies, plus global incubator and accelerator programs supporting the training and development of early stage companies, including Canadian Technology Accelerator for Health IT, mHealth Israel, New York eHealth Collaborative and StartUp Health.
Taking place November 8-11 at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in the Washington, DC area, the mHealth Summit centers around the theme, "Anytime, Anywhere: Engaging Patients and Providers." This four-day event features industry-leading keynote presentations, six tracks of disruptive, comprehensive programming, an interactive exhibit floor, pre-conference symposia and highly-anticipated sessions. The Summit, along with the new Population Health and CyberSecurity Summits, comprise the new HIMSS Connected Health Conference, an all-inclusive event highlighting how technology is enabling the transformation of healthcare delivery.
About the mHealth Summit
The mHealth Summit is the premier conference and expo for exploring what is new in mobile, telehealth and connected health—from the impact on healthcare delivery, clinical care and patient and consumer engagement to new technologies, research, investment activities, policy and shifts in the business environment. This year's mHealth Summit will again feature the Global mHealth Forum, a gathering of influencers from over 50 countries to discuss the advancement of mobile and connected health in low and middle income countries. Visit the mHealth Summit for more information. Join the conversation at @mhealthsummit and #Connect2Health.
HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS produces health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 61,000 individuals, of which 79% work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 640 corporations and 400 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
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