GuideWell Innovation hosted an amazing Matchmaking Summit on August 30th.
Details for our 2020 Summit will be posted in December.
The GuideWell Matchmaking Summit connects established 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 and health technology investors that support the growing digital health ecosystem.
The GuideWell Matchmaking Summit is taking place at GuideWell Innovation Center in Orlando's Lake Nona Medical City. The MatchMaking Summit will feature an Investor Showcase 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 investors.
The Investor Showcase features an opportunity for up to 20 scale-up companies from across the United States to present to a national audience of health technology investors. Attendees encompass an array of established pool of health care venture capitalists or leaders within established angel groups that are interested in healthcare technologies.
Applications for GuideWell’s Matchmaking Summit are now closed.
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 investors an opportunity to identify unique digital health products and services that can be utilized within their organizations for research, investment, or wider commercial purposes. Discussions should be collaborative as well as fostering an environment where entrepreneurial innovators can receive real-world feedback from prominent leaders in the field.
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.
Innovators are strategically matched with investors.
In-person meetings occur at the GuideWell Innovation Center.
Applications Due: Monday, July 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET
Investor Showcase Matchmaking Event: Friday, August 30, 2019 from 8:30AM – 4PM ET