HTF Expo & Mingle – Phoenix, Mar. 1
HTF Phoenix kicked off this year with an expo and mingle for the brightest minds in health technology in Arizona. Their Mar. 1 event, which attracted triple the amount of attendees as their previous one in October of last year, was developed to provide a platform for various health technology startups in the area to showcase their products and services. Almost all participants had a background in healthcare.
Hosted at Barrow Neurological Institute’s Sonntag Pavilion by The Medical Memory, an organization whose application improves and protects doctor-patient communication with a recording system that captures medical information exchanged between physicians and their patients, the event gave ten featured healthcare startups the opportunity to practice giving elevator pitches.
Medical Memory commenced the evening with a demo of their application. A two-minute pitch by DeeveHealth, a company whose digital approach to preventing Type 2 Diabetes allows people who are pre-diabetic to combine a mobile platform with behavioral psychology, a strong peer support group, fitness devices and health coach, followed.
Medtexter –an app that engages with patients, family and healthcare providers to prevent unnecessary healthcare costs and improve health outcomes – and Geneteract – a genetics company that allows people with health problems like headaches, obesity, depression and other under-addressed health concerns to find new and inexpensive non-prescription treatments – gave their pitches next, followed by Jontro, a company that empowers businesses to leverage automation techniques to improve their bottom lines.
Next came pitches from MicClimate, which hopes to provide innovative treatments for people afflicted with temperature-sensitive diseases; Health Smart Mall, which provides insurance benefits and services designed to strengthen health share programs; and PERCH, which seeks to grow innovative health technology ideas into industry-changing solutions across Phoenix, and to nurture the city’s blossoming health technology industry.
Additionally, Zendoks Wellness presented their digital health platform, which they believe will help care providers facilitate the next evolution in healthcare as wearable technology becomes more prevalent; as well as Caduceus Intelligence Corporation (CIC), a technology spin-off company of the University of Arizona that performs research in healthcare IT; and EpiFinder, an application that surveys your symptoms, maps them to their evidence-based database and provides a differential diagnosis of your epilepsy to your doctor.
The Phoenix chapter’s first 2017 event attracted over 40 industry professionals, and the chapter looks forward to hosting more events with doctors, nurses, entrepreneurs, lawyers and investors. In fact, a raffle held throughout the event gave five participants a discount on any of the packages for attending HTF’s 2017 Common Good Innovation Conference, to give all those interested a substantial opportunity to take part.
HTF Phoenix’s next event is in the works, but be in the lookout for more information.