Session ID: 
298

Connect and Navigate: Understanding the Startup Ecosystem

4:00pm - 5:00pm Thursday, March 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W208C

Description

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.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the basic characteristics of an accelerator, corporate innovation office, corporate ventures, grantor, angel and early-stage venture capitalists
  • Describe key considerations related to scope and regional opportunities among the players
  • Illustrate basic incentives that each ecosystem player may or may not have for becoming a part of the early stage journey
  • Hypothesize how resources work together synergistically, and illustrate reasons for which the entities become competitive
  • Analyze the value or challenges when entering multiple accelerators, and identify the pitfalls that can occur for doing so

Speaker(s)

Mentor,
Springboard Enterprises
Director,
UNC Health Care

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

Consultant
Investor/Entrepreneur
Start-Up

Level

Introductory