Insight Product Development

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4660 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago
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60640
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HealthTECH Summit 2014
Insight Product Development
Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Insight Product Development is hosting the second annual Chicago HealthTECH summit on October 23rd. This year the event will include the first health tech crowdfunding competition in Chicago. The crowdfunding competition will recruit five leading early stage medical device and digital health startups from the Midwest and give them the opportunity to engage online and in-person with key stakeholders in the steadily growing health tech ecosystem. Competition finalists will be announced at the Chicago HealthTECH Summit where they will receive additional backing onsite from our Gold sponsors to fuel their startup businesses. learn more
Program Schedule

5:30 – 6:30
Cocktail reception, Gold sponsor VIP meet & greet

6:30 – 7:30
Innovation Showcase

7:30 – 8:00
Gold sponsor donations and announcement of achieved level of funding

8:00 – 9:00
Networking

Why Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding provides unique value by having different stakeholders learn about and vet early stage technology. Stakeholders demonstrate their support by backing projects with a financial contribution. Potential stakeholders include physicians and other healthcare practitioners, patients, caregivers, patient advocacy groups, investors, potential acquirers and the general public. Participating teams benefit from interacting with stakeholders by raising funds, refining their product with early stage feedback, and by potentially identifying new markets. The Chicago HealthTECH Summit has selected MedStartr, a platform similar to Kickstarter but focused exclusively on medical technologies, as the venue for the month-long crowdfunding competition.

 
Benefits to startups

Each startup sets a fundraising goal on MedStartr to motivate their supporters to help them raise funds to meet their target. We suggest a target goal of $5-$10,000 based on funds raised by successful projects on MedStartr.
Gold and Silver sponsors will supplement the funds donated by friends, family and community. Silver sponsors will donate ($5,000 each) during the crowdfunding period and Gold sponsors will donate to the startup of their choice at the Chicago HealthTECH Summit, on October 23rd.
Startup teams also benefit by having their business showcased on the MedStartr site for one month preceding the Summit.

*Admission waived for project donors using MedStartr issued code. Attendance is limited to sponsors and crowdfunding applicants at this time.
Insight Product Development
4660 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
 

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