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You are Invited to the Investor Pitches of the Chicago 2015 Health Venture Fair.


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Health Investment & Financing and Chicago ArchAngels are excited to invite you to the Chicago 2015 Health Venture Fair: Innovation Pitches which will take place at  MATTER (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230, Chicago, IL), a well known Chicago-based health care accelerator in the historic Merchandise Mart of Chicago on October 8, 2015.  The Investor Pitches part of the Health Venture Fair takes place during the 39th World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) which is hosted by American Hospital Association (AHA) from October 6-8, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago (151 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL).

The Investor Pitches Track of the Venture Fair provides a unique opportunity for Participating Companies (medical technology, pharmaceutical and health information) to present their innovative solutions to potential investors (industry leaders, investment bankers, fund managers, family offices, broker dealers, and high net-worth individuals who are actively looking for such investment opportunities). 

It provides Investors with an opportunity to discover new and innovative companies with +10X potential for growth that can help hospitals improve their bottom line, provide higher quality care, and be more responsive to consumers, all aimed at high growth investment opportunities.

The Drive for Transformation in Hospital Sector

The 39th World Hospital Congress (IHF 2015) brings together Healthcare professionals from around the world, including key decision makers, investors and market leading health professionals, Hospital owners and Healthcare providers. Click Here to see Video about the Congress and Click Here for the full program of the Congress.
Healthcare is the largest, fastest growing, and most complex industry in the world. The U.S. healthcare system accounts for almost $3 trillion in annual expenditures, which is over 17% of its nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to economists in the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), spending is projected to grow at an annual average rate of 5.8% through 2020, which is well above nation’s projected GDP growth. By 2020, healthcare spending is projected to exceed $4.5 trillion. The rest of the OECD and most emerging economies face similar challenges.
Despite its size and growth trajectory, the healthcare industry is plagued with large-scale problems and inefficiencies that are prompting a massive transformation in how care is accessed, delivered, and reimbursed.
These challenges confronting healthcare have created opportunities for companies with innovative new technologies and disruptive business process innovation to service delivery to make a major contribution to the cost, outcomes and patient satisfaction in the health sector throughout the world.
The International Hospital Federation is committed to helping address these challenges throughout the hospitals sector in its member countries.

Objective of the Chicago 2015 Health Venture Fair

The objectives of the Investor Pitches track of the Chicago 2015 Health Venture Fair is to allow innovative technology companies that are seeking early stage and growth capital to make a pitch to a select group of investors that want potential +10X growth in their investments while also contributing a transformation in the way hospital care is delivered in the 21st Century.

Format of Session

The format of the session is inspired by Shark Tank the American reality television series that premiered August 9, 2009 on ABC. Based on the worldwide television series format Dragons' Den that originally aired in Japan, Shark Tank has aspiring entrepreneur-contestants make business presentations to a panel of "shark" investors. The show features a panel of potential investors, called "sharks", who consider offers from aspiring entrepreneurs seeking investments for their businesses or products. In the TV Series, the entrepreneur can make a deal on the show if a panel member is interested. However, if all of the investors do not like what they see and hear, the entrepreneur leaves empty-handed.
During the Investor Pitches track of the Chicago 2015 Health Venture Fair, the 10 minute pitches by the entrepreneurs and grilling by the panel of investors will be similar, but the entrepreneurs will be given an added advantage of prior introduction to select investors and the investors will be given an added advantage of prior access to the financials and due diligence reviews for the companies.
The aim being that the event will lead to the successful identification of several top target companies for the investors and a successful round of fund raising and global brand recognition for the entrepreneurs.

Agenda Overview (See bottom for Detailed Agenda)

At MATTER (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230, Chicago IL)

7:30-8:30 am - Registration (At MATTER)
8:30-9:00 am – Opening Remarks (Vision on Innovation)
 
9:00-12:30 pm – Company Presentations
 
0:30-1:15 pm – Lunch 
1:15-2:00 pm - South Africa Showcase
2:00-4:30 pm – Company Presentations
 
4:30-5:30 pm - Closing Panel 

At Hyatt Regency Chrystal Ballroom (151 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL) 

6:00-8:00 pm – VIP Reception (Networking, Dealmaking and Awards Ceremony)

Investors

The Investor Pitches Track of the Venture Fair provides an opportunity for presenting companies (medical technology, pharmaceutical and health information) that have disruptive products to meet with industry leaders, investment bankers, fund managers, family offices, broker dealers, and high net-worth individuals with whom we’ve built relationships with over the years. We anticipate over 50 accredited investor attendees. The Investor Pitches Track of the Venture Fair already has over 50 confirmed investors, including Health Investment & Financing, Zeigle, Leernig, eSquared Assets, MATH Ventures, Chicago ArchAngels, Keiretsu Capital, Keiretsu Forum Toronto, OurCrowd and many others.  Certified investors and high net wealth individuals may register for free by contactkng This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Investor discount code.

Presenting Companies

Prior to the Venture Fair, 12 companies will be selected for the Investor Track to give a presentation during the event. Other companies will be also be given an opportunity to showcase their products through both a physical display of their products at the main Exhibition Hall of the IHF Congress and through a new and exciting virtual exhibition hall and online access that will be made available to those that register for the Venture Fair. 

To apply as one of the 12 presenting companies or to participate in the poster sessions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Participants in Venture Fair Who are not Presenting

Although the Chicago 2015 Health Venture Fair is mainly for presenting companies and interested investors, a few spaces have been reserved for regular participants, legal firms, investor relations firm, accelerators and business advisory groups.
For registration as a participant, go to Buy Ticket above for an advace purchase discount which is available until September 30, 2015.
IHF members, participants in the 39th World Hospital Congress, and government officials may attend for free (please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a discount code).  
There is a Dealmaking and VIP Reception from 6 pm to 8 pm. There is no free for registered participants, investors and presenting companies. Others who would like to attend the VIP reception may buy a ticket for US$35. Participation in the Exclusive VIP Dinner 8pm to 10pm after the event is US$85.

Sponsorship Package

In addition to attending as an Investor or as a Pitching Company, the Venture Fair provides unparalleled sponsorship visibility.
Please contact us directly if you are interested in being a sponsor to ensure we offer you the right package to meet your needs (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Contact us for More Information

Please also feel free to reach out to us for other information through the conference information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to meeting you at the Innovation Showcase track of the Chicago 2015 Health Venture Fair: Innovation Showcase hosted by the American Hospital Association and International Hospital Federation at the time of the 39th World Hospital Congress on October 8, 2015

Sincerely,

Alexander S. Preker | President & CEO
Health Investment & Financing Corporation
Suzanne Reade | President
Chicago ArchAngels

 

 

Chicago 2015 Health Venture Fair: Investor Pitches Track

 

Agenda Overview

At MATTER (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230, Chicago IL)

7:30-8:30 am - Registration (At MATTER)
8:30-9:00 am – Opening Remarks (Vision on Innovation)
 
9:00-12:30 pm – Company Presentations
 
0:30-1:15 pm – Lunch 
1:15-2:00 pm - South Africa Showcase
2:00-4:30 pm – Company Presentations
 
4:30-5:30 pm - Closing Panel 

At Hyatt Regency Chrystal Ballroom (151 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL) 

6:00-8:00 pm – VIP Reception (Networking, Dealmaking and Awards Ceremony)

 

Detailed Agenda

07:30 to 08:30 Registration (At MATTER, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230, Chicago IL)

 

08:30 to 09:00 Opening Panel – From Start-Up to Exit x10

Chair: Alexander S. Preker (Health Investment & Financing New York)

Opening Remarks: Steve Collens (MATTER)

 

Investor Panel:

Morry Blumenfeld (OurCrowd)

Ioan Cleaton-Jones (International Finance Corporation)

Ron Ellis (Leernik)

Les Funtleyder (eSquared Assets)

Ozan Isinak (Keiretsu Forum Canada Central)

Suzanne Reade (Chicago ArchAngels)

 

09:00 to 10:00 Disruptive Technologies

Chair: Ozan Isinak (Keiretsu Forum Canada Central)

 

Presenting Companies:

Andrew Cittadine (Diagnostic Photonics) - www.diagnosticphotonics.com

Garry Liu (Innovere) – www.Innoveremedical.com

Morgan Nields (Fisher Medical) – www.fischermti.com

Mayank Vijayvergia (Briteseed) – www.briteseed.com

Investor Panel:

Herb White (W. H. White & Co.)

Charles Polsky (William Harris Invetors)

Midori Yokoyama (Chicago Innovation Mentors)

 

10:15 to 11:15 Start-up Nation Showcase

Les Funtleyder (eSquared Assets)

Presenting Companies:

Morry Blumenfeld (OurCrowd) - www.ourcrowd.com

Gidi Stein (MedAware) – www.medaware.com

Danny Farin (PerFlow) – www.perflow.com

Investor Panel:

Dima Elissa (Vismed 3D)

Brank Kanak (Private Investor)

Cliff Turner (Private Investor)

 

11:30 to 12:30 Telemedicine

Chair: Suzanne Reade (Chicago ArchAngels)

 

Presenting Companies:

David Cohn (Regroup Therapy) - www.regrouptherapy.com

Dan Herbstman (Third Eye on Health) – www.thirdeyehealth.net

Gbenga Idowu (QProxim) - http://qproxim.net

Afzal Jamal Naiyer (eStarHealth) - www.estarhealth.com

Investor Panel:

Matt Geiger (Lakeland Ventures Development)

Ann Marie Murphy (Vue Ventures)

Ann Sissel (Baxter)

 

12:30 to 01:30 - Buffet Lunch and Networking

 

01:30 to 2:00 Lunch Panel US$1 Billion Health In Africa Program and South Africa

Chair: Khama Rogo (World Bank)

 

Donnadelliah Maluleke (Economic Consul, Consulate General of South Africa)

Baloyi Mudunwazi (Country Head, Brand South Africa)

 

02:00 to 3:00 – The Marketplace for Innovation and HR Management

Chair:  Ron Ellis (Leernik)

 

Presenting Companies:

Marcus Dawe (HealthHorizon) – www.healthhorizon.net

Michael Fineberg (OpenMarkets) – www.openmarketshealth.com

Shaun Sharma (MedMatch) -  http://www.medmatchjobs.com

Investor Panel:

Kathryn Hyer (Illinois Emerging Technologies Fund)

Justin Alden (Wianno Capital)

Paul Jones (Michael Best & Friedrich)

 

03:15 to 04:15 – Cloud Based Solutions and other Technology Innovations

Chair: Ioan Cleaton-Jones (International Finance Corporation)

 

Presenting Companies:

Shai Golan (ProArc) - www.proarcmedical.com

Amy Luo (Butterfly Networks) – http://butterfly.systems

Tyler Wanke (Innoblative Design) – www.innoblativedesigns.com

Investor Panel:

Amal Agarwal (TiE Midwest Angels)

Aaron Gillum (Cearus Investment)

Charles McDonald (Chicago ArchAngels)

 

04:30 – 05:30 Role of Accelerators and Closing Remarks

Chair: Ms. Maryam Saleh (MATTER) – www.matterchicago.com

 

Accelerator Panel:

Ateet Adhikari (HealthBox) – www.healthbox.com

Steven Brooks (HealthInvestment) – www.healthinvestment.com

Marcus Dawe (HealthHorizon) – www.healthhorizon.net

Shai Golan (Trendlines) - www.trendlines.com

 

06:00 – 8:00 pm VIP reception (Networking, Dealmaking and Awards Ceremony) - Crystal Ballroom Hyatt Regency Hotel 

Honoring South Africa, the Host of the 40th Congress in Durban South Africa 2016

 

Chrystal Ballroom

Chicago Hyatt Regency Hotel 

151 East Upper Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60601

  • 08 October 2015 - 08 October 2015
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