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Third annual Investor & Innovator Forum returns to Rochester on August 1

Third annual Investor & Innovator Forum returns to Rochester on August 1

Launched by Destination Medical Center and Mayo Clinic, the Investor & Innovator Forum seeks to foster conversation and collaboration between emerging and experienced entrepreneurs and the investors who support their growth. Participating investors and advisors include Brightstone Ventures, capita3, Medtronic, and more.

“During the Forum, there will be a private speed networking session between innovative companies and investors, during which companies will have the opportunity to talk with investors and advisors on a one-on-one basis for input and insights,” said Christopher Melsha, co-chair of the Life Sciences Group at Fredrikson & Byron, a co-presenter of the Forum.

Interested companies can learn more about the speed networking application guidelines and process here. Deadline to submit is July 10.

“The Investor & Innovator Forum is an important opportunity for founders and investors to get connected. We are excited to use this opportunity to showcase the growing startup ecosystem that is anchored in Destination Medical Center’s Discovery Square,” said Chris Schad, director of business development, DMC Discovery Square.

Here is an overview of the day on August 1:

  • The Forum will include a lively panel discussion featuring innovations in the use of data in key industries, including healthcare, medical device, insurance and financial services;  

  • Perspectives from a range of investors, including individual/angel investors, a venture capital fund and strategic investors; 

  • Lessons and insights from battle-tested innovators, sharing details on how to go from idea to company;

  • and best practices and lessons learned from Mayo Clinic and nference, a company committed to synthesizing information to make better healthcare decisions, on their several ongoing data-focused projects.

The forum is co-presented by:

The registration cost for the Investor & Innovator Forum is $35 and takes place at the Rochester Civic Theatre.

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