The HealthTech Venture Network Celebrates Innovation and Female Entrepreneurship at Fourth Annual Conference in Boston


The HealthTech Venture Network Celebrates Innovation and Female Entrepreneurship at Fourth Annual Conference in Boston
  1. The HealthTech Venture Network Celebrates Innovation and Female Entrepreneurship at Fourth Annual Conference in Boston
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    Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) October 06, 2017 The HealthTech Venture Network (HTVN) is proud to spotlight female entrepreneurship within the healthcare and technology sector at their fourth annual Conference where founders, investors, innovative practitioners and collaborators are invited to a…
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Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) October 06, 2017

The HealthTech Venture Network (HTVN) is proud to spotlight female entrepreneurship within the healthcare and technology sector at their fourth annual Conference where founders, investors, innovative practitioners and collaborators are invited to a keynote, six panels featuring 30 inspiring speakers and the ELEVATE pitch competition showcasing early stage digital health and med tech companies.

This day-long event will generate conversation that leads to further education on industry advancements, facilitate opportunities that lead to beneficial collaborations and inspire change that moves healthtech forward.

Tickets are selling fast and available through Friday, October 6th at 2 pm. Join HTVN for networking opportunities, exhibits, the pitch competition and panel discussions, surrounding progressive topics such as "Female Leadership Benefiting Tech Innovation," "How Innovating Tech with Patient Advocates Can Benefit Business" and "The Greater Value of Investing in Female Tech Founders." Other panel topics include, "How Healthtech Founders Can Leverage Growth Resources," "Behind-the-Grind with Successful Female Healthtech Entrepreneurs," and "Implementing Technology Solutions in Women's Health."

HTVN Conference Event Director Bree Goodrow shared her passion for the project, stating, "Planning this agenda and connecting with so many inspiring professionals has been a true honor. When Dr. Kingsley R. Chin - Managing Partner and CEO of KICVentures - suggested we highlight female entrepreneurship, I recognized the opportunity to make a powerful impact. In 2015 Rock Health reported that 78% of the healthcare workforce is comprised of women, a stark contrast from the male-dominated tech industry. Despite that fact, women in healthcare technology are still underrepresented on leadership teams and on conference agendas. The 2017 HTVN Conference agenda has flipped the script. We're so fortunate to have such a tremendous group of participants offering their unique insight. From exhibition space to volunteer opportunities for students, we have something to offer everyone - from breakthrough entrepreneurs to C-suite executives."

HTVN Conference speakers and moderators include: Vicki A. Barbur, Technology Transfer Officer of MITRE Corporation Nancy G. Brown, Venture Partner, Healthcare of Oak HC/FT Amy Chenault, UX Design of Insulet Astrid Chow, Senior UX Designer & Researcher and Product Lead of IBM Watson Health Laura I. Davis, Managing Director of Golden Seeds Rachel DiBella, Assistant Director of Boston College Women's Center Daryl Drabinsky, Director of Digital Innovation & Strategy of Aetna Kezia Fitzgerald, Founder of CareAline Products Elizabeth Galbut, Managing Partner of SoGal Ventures Chip Hazard, General Partner of Flybridge Capital Partners Candice M. Hughes, Founder & CEO of Hughes BioPharma Advisers LLC Dr. Kalyan Kalwa, Founder & CEO of Health Innovators Tiffany Kelley, Founder & CEO of Nightingale Apps Ashley Lucas, Director of WIN Lab Boston, Babson College Kara O'Connor Miller, Women Entrepreneurs Boston Program Director, City of Boston Jayanthi Narasimhan, Founder & CEO of WatchRx, Inc. Gina Nebesar, Founder of Ovia Health Dr. Alisa L. Niksch, Chief Medical Officer of Genetesis Dr. Kirti A. Patel, Physician-Startup Advisor/Angel Investor Katia Powell, CEO & Founder of Black Girls Nutrition Holly Rockweiler, Founder & CEO of Madorra Rachel Braun Scherl, Managing Partner, Entrepreneur and Vagipreneur Jerrold M. Shapiro, Co-founder & President of Floelle Samantha Simmons, Founder & CEO of Curative Orthopaedics Linda Stacy, Founder & CEO of LivingBluPrint Lilly Stairs, Head of Patient Advocacy of Clara Health Karolina Starczak, Chief Executive Officer of Nutrimedy Vera Tice, Co-founder and Former Founding Managing Director of Healthcare Delivery Institute at WPI Nikita Virani, Founder & CEO of Wizdy Kim Walsh, Director of HubSpot for Startups Dr. YiDing Yu, Co-Founder of Twiage

Visit HTVN's blog to access extended participant bios.

HTVN’s annual ELEVATE pitch competition is a “Shark Tank” style pitch session where healthtech startups present their products, organizations and ideas to a panel of physicians, entrepreneurs and executives in the industry. Founders have the chance to win a $10,000 creat…

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