Competitions are gaining momentum in the health care industry as a great way to get national and regional exposure, motivate your team, and win prizes. Boston has the best health care entrepreneurs, and we want to help you be represented!
Come hear the inside scoop from both national and regional competition representatives and past contestants. Some contests haven’t even released their 2011 contest details. No academic affiliations are required for these competitions.
Even if you’re not ready for a competition, this is a great opportunity to mingle with the greater Boston health care community. Meet investors who are watching the competitions, or start forming your own team by networking. Bring yourself, bring your team!
Competitions scheduled to present:
BodyShock – a call for ideas to improve global health over the next 3 – 10 years by transforming our bodies and lifestyles
DiabetesMine – an online competition to encourage creative new tools for improving life with diabetes
Health 2.0 Developer Challenge – a series of virtual and physical events where developers, data aggregators, and health care stakeholders can develop and enhance applications
myHealthyPeople Challenge – a challenge to develop an engaging and empowering customized Healthy People 2020 application
National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) – awards for small businesses in any biomedical or behavioral research with the potential for commercialization
WPI Venture Forum – business plan and five-minute pitch contests (open to any industry, but health start-ups have been winners or finalists for past several years)
Stay tuned for more to be added!
Monday, February 7, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
5:30 – 6:00 Arrivals
6:00 – 6:10 Welcome by careinnovators
6:10 – 6:15 Minute Pitches – 5 slots for any audience member who wants to pitch for 1 minute
6:15 – 7:00 Competition Presentations
7:00 – 9:00 Open networking
Appetizers provided. Cash bar.
Early bird rate until January 31 - $20
Regular rate until February 7 - $25
At the door - $30 cash
Location: The Rattlesnake Bar, 384 Boylston, Boston – Private room on 2nd Floor
For parking suggestions, check http://www.bestparking.com
Are you a student and want to attend for free? Apply to Stay in MA!
When & Where
careinnovators is a health care website and networking resource for entrepreneurs, job seekers, investors, and anyone with a desire to improve health care. We profile health startups and news that affects them, and also provide free company, event, and funding databases. We organize various panel and networking events to support the health entrepreneurial community.