The GuideWell Matchmaking Summit connects established corporations, healthcare organizations and health care venture capitalists with growing health technology scale-up companies. Through professionally curated meetings, the Summit is designed to encourage synergistic relationships while promoting the testing, commercialization, financing and adoption of digital health tools. Meetings are arranged based on participating organizations’ needs and areas of expertise, allowing for the cultivation of diverse partnership opportunities between digital health innovators, healthcare organizations, corporations, and health technology investors that support the growing digital health ecosystem.
The GuideWell Matchmaking Summit is a two-day event at the GuideWell Innovation Center in Orlando's Lake Nona Medical City. The first day of the Summit is a matchmaking opportunity for invited innovators to meet with healthcare organizations or corporations that are qualified customer prospects. The second day of the Summit is an investor showcase/matchmaking event for invited health technology scale-up companies to connect with a national network of venture capitalists. Innovators will be competitively selected to attend the Summit based on customer/investor fit with attending corporations and investors.
Day 1 | August 29, 2019
During the corporate matchmaking day, participants will have a series of 20-minute meetings that are arranged based on “matched” areas of focus. Innovators will have the opportunity to demo their technology, detail their value proposition and discuss business avenues with potential customers or partners. Discussions should be collaborative as well as fostering an environment where entrepreneurial innovators can receive real-world feedback from prominent leaders in the field.
Attendees encompass an array of established corporations and/or healthcare organizations that are interested in healthcare technologies. GuideWell’s matchmaking format provides invited innovators with a unique, highly targeted opportunity to efficiently meet a series of potential strategic partners or customer prospects that can help support their innovative work. Meetings also give corporate leaders an opportunity to identify unique digital health products and services that can be utilized within their organizations for research, investment, or wider commercial purposes.
Corporations and Innovators from all geographic locations are encouraged to apply!
Day 2 | August 30, 2019
Day two features an investor showcase that provides an opportunity for up to 20 scale-up companies from across the United States to present to a national audience of health technology investors. For more information and to apply to present at the investor showcase, please click here.
For the application process, a “Corporation” is defined as an established healthcare stakeholder with specific technological needs or a willingness to invest in digital health. This can include a range of companies such as hospitals, health services organizations, pharmaceuticals, technology firms, innovation labs, large employers, physician clinics, payers, nursing associations, universities, disease foundations, community health organizations, or other relevant firms. Corporations also encompass investors of health technology such as institutional investors, private investors, venture capitalists, private equity firms, and investment funds with a mandate to invest in digital health.
Corporations will have the opportunity to review a curated list of vetted matches based on their interests and choose which Innovators they would like to meet with.
An “Innovator” is a founder or key executive at a scale-up digital health or medical device venture. Eligible scale-up companies must have proven traction in its chosen market (e.g. early revenues, FDA approval progress, customer pilots, seed capital raised, etc.). Innovators should be prepared to discuss the value of their product/services and to evaluate potential commercial partnerships with the industry professionals they meet with.
Innovators must also meet the following criteria:
Raised <$50M in Funding
Investors invited to participate in the GuideWell Matchmaking Summit should be experienced venture capitalists, corporate venture or development professionals, or leaders within established angel groups that actively invest in health technology firms.
Key Benefits for Participants
How it Works
Interested parties submit applications.
Corporations and Innovators are strategically matched.
In-person meetings occur at the GuideWell Innovation Center.
Applications Due: Monday, July 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET
Matchmaking Event: Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Investor Showcase: Friday, August 30, 2019 from 8:30AM – 4PM ET