FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 11, 2019
Contact: Brianna Batton
Phone: (313) 577-3122
DETROIT, Mich. — The best minds of the medical device and digital health sectors in Michigan and Ontario will gather at the MedHealth Summit in Detroit on April 18, 2019 at the Hall of Legends in Ford Field. Attendees will explore a multitude of innovative technology-based solutions to the region’s most important healthcare challenges.
This unique event, held annually, provides healthcare innovation businesses, healthcare providers, research institutions, entrepreneurs, economic developers, insurers and investors on both sides of the border with an opportunity to network with, learn from and pitch their innovations to potential supporters and collaborators.
“The MedHealth Summit supports the acceleration of healthcare innovation by educating attendees on industry trends, entrepreneurial resources and commercialization best practices while exposing potential purchasers and investors to new ideas,” said Paul Riser Jr., director of Detroit Urban Solutions at TechTown Detroit and leader of MedHealth. “This year’s summit will feature a variety of engaging educational topics, such as the future of platform businesses in healthcare, the government’s influence on healthcare innovation and the role advanced mobility may play in expanding patient access to care.”
The one-of-a-kind daylong event provides numerous engagement opportunities for participants, including one-on-one matchmaking sessions, investor “speed dating” panel discussions, exhibitions and networking opportunities.
“MedHealth has helped create a cross-border ecosystem—which is critical,” said Daniel Warner, founder and CEO of the Toronto-based Mobile Care Software company, Mediseen. “While our healthcare systems may be different, Michigan and Ontario residents still experience similar problems in accessing quality healthcare. When we attended the 2018 MedHealth Summit, we were able to see the true potential for our technology in Michigan and better understand the new market.”
The MedHealth Summit is a project of MedHealth, a regional healthcare innovation cluster comprising numerous healthcare providers, universities and economic development organizations in Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario. The summit is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Beaumont Health, in2being and Wayne State University School of Medicine and is presented in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect. Additional summit support is provided by TechTown Detroit. For more information, visit http://medhealthinnovation.org/summit.
TechTown is Detroit’s entrepreneurship hub, with a full suite of programs for both tech and neighborhood small businesses. TechTown works with businesses at all stages, helping startup, emerging and established companies develop, launch and grow. Since 2007, TechTown has supported 1900 companies, which created more than 1400 jobs and raised more than $130 million in startup capital. For more information, visit techtowndetroit.org.