See, who says I never do anything for you? There are two great conferences coming up that have discounts available specifically for Venture Valkyrie readers.
The first conference is one I happen to be chairing and is the 2nd Annual Consumer Health & Wellness Innovation Summit, taking place June 11th at The Omni Hotel in San Francisco. The meeting focuses on the growing intersection between traditional and emerging consumer businesses and those of the broad-based healthcare system, as well as how the overlap of these sectors is necessitated by the changing healthcare policy and commercial environments. The one-day conference will also showcase examples of businesses that are taking advantage of the intersection of consumer and healthcare system opportunities to foster greater engagement, accountability and creativity from both sides.
I am really excited about the conference because it features a truly diverse list of speakers representing both traditional consumer-focused businesses engaging with more traditional healthcare organizations. Clearly the new healthcare world order requires some convergence of the skills of these different enterprises, and that is exactly where this conference is focused. While the entire agenda is still in progress, we do have confirmed executive-level speakers from AARP, Pepsi, P&G, Qualcomm, Cooley, Walgreens, SeeChange Health, Unilever, AliveCor and Consumer Reports, among others. Good stuff.
And because you heard it from me, if you use code CHAIRVIP when you register you will get a special conference rate of $595 (vs. normal rate of $895). Who doesn’t love a sale? To learn more about the program and to register (and to see me there), visit www.consumerhealthsummit2013.com.
And while you’re at it, if you are interested in the rapidly evolving medical technology field, as I am, consider also attending the May 8, 2013 12th Annual MedTech Investing Conference at the Graves Hotel in Minneapolis, MN, sponsored by International Business Forum and LifeScience Alley. This conference is always a good one and has become widely recognized as a premier MedTech event uniting leading innovators and investors from across the nation. In fact, at last year’s conference I saw the first ever instance of a provider organization publicly declaring that in their new world they realize that, for the first time, they will make more money by implanting fewer things in bodies—it was quite a moment for the medtech crowd in the room.
The MedTech investing conference is led by Kevin Wasserstein of Mentor Catalyst and Dennis Wahr, CEO of Holaira as well as an esteemed advisory board made up of numerous med tech investors and market leaders including, Medtronic, Berman Medical, Interwest Partners, Aberdare Ventures, Aboretum Ventures, Split Rock, OrbiMed, Osage University Partners, SV Life Sciences and Covidien Ventures, among others. The conference has an impressive line-up of speakers, including keynotes by Stacy Enxing Seng of Covidien and Jeff Shuren of the FDA. Again, friends of Venture Valkyrie can get a special rate of $995 (instead of $1395) for the conference by registering using code LBLOG995.
See you around!