The Startup Ecosystem has become ever complex for healthcare. The industry is associated with high barriers to entry and long sales cycles. Yet, the interest in healthcare innovation is significant. Innovators and entrepreneurs have many choices for support in the entry into healthcare, but it has become ever more difficult to understand the various players in the early stage ecosystem and evaluate a uniquely, best fit. And, just when you think you understand the names and players that help new ventures, the pace and churn in the marketplace shakes it up again. This session will provide insight into the early-stage, healthcare ecosystem. Participants will learn about opportunities available to assist early-stage ventures, key elements in of these relationship, and the costs that may be involved. There is no one size fits all, so it is key to learn to evaluate each opportunity to determine the best fit.