The Northeast's Brightest Entrepreneurs Compete at the MedTech Innovator Regional Showcase, Healthtech Venture Network

The Northeast’s Brightest Entrepreneurs Compete at the MedTech Innovator Regional Showcase

On April 14, the MedTech Innovator team held their Northeast regional showcase at Pulse@MassChallenge, Boston. The event featured pitches from noteworthy medical device, diagnostic and digital health companies. Attendees had the chance to pick the brains of MedTech Innovator partners, investors, providers and senior execs from big name medical technology companies. The MassChallenge room quickly filled […]

Five Entrepreneurial Insights from Serial Entrepreneur Wayne Chang - HTVN at Harvard University

Five Entrepreneurial Insights from Serial Entrepreneur and Investor Wayne Chang

Legendary tech entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Wayne Chang visited Harvard last week to talk startups, investing and the big business behind it all. Offering free burritos and a fancy space for conversation, Harvard showed us they really know how to host their visitors. At the March 28 event, Chang answered interview questions, as well as audience […]

HTVNC promotes Boston as hub for healthtech

How HTVN Promotes Boston as a Hub for Healthtech

This old thing? The merits of a different kind of conference. You sip your coffee in a paper cup and check your watch. The speaker moves at a dizzying pace from one buzzword to another. His PowerPoint slides are impressively trendy. You try to translate the tech jargon into real words. What was he saying? […]

Top Five Cities to Grow a Healthtech Startup HTVN

Top Five Cities to Grow a Healthtech Startup

Silicon Valley has gained itself a reputation as the hotbed in which to grow a startup. Unfortunately, that can be a double edged sword: the amazing amount of innovation and development that has come out of that region has driven property prices to an almost prohibitive level. With this in mind, here are the five […]

HTVN recaps What Factors Influence Startup Success?

Harvard Business Review Recap: What Factors Influence Startup Success?

Content by Tucker J. Marion In today’s world, more and more startups are clamoring for attention. As venture capital firms strive to find the next big thing, they often find themselves struggling to predict which startups are destined for success and which are not. Last year, First Round Capital published a study in which they […]

HealthTech Venture Network checks in with Samantha Simmons, 2015 ELEVATE pitch competition winner at HTVNC

2015 ELEVATE Winner Check-In with Samantha Simmons

It’s been almost six months since Samantha Simmons won the 2015 ELEVATE pitch competition at HealthTech Venture Network Conference in Boston. We wanted to check in with her and see how her business Curative Orthopedics, and her product Back2Sleep (a back brace designed for sleep) have progressed. On how winning the ELEVATE competition affected Simmons. […]

Dawn Lissy: profile of a CEO by HTVN

Dawn Lissy: Profile of a CEO

This month, we wanted to shed a light on a successful CEO in the health-tech industry. Dawn Lissy, the President and CEO of Empirical[1] started her company 17 years ago. Shortly thereafter, she brought on her husband Chris to help run the business. What started as a family-run company with a handful of employees has […]

HealthTech Venture Network spotlights drawing more women into engineering

Girl Power: Drawing More Women into Engineering

Content by Dawn A. Lissy The allure and prestige of the medical field permeates our popular culture. For decades, women have tuned in to soap operas set in hospitals. In more recent small screen history, dramas such as “ER” and “Grey’s Anatomy” struck ratings gold for the networks. The shows portray strong, beautiful, intelligent female […]

HTVN highlights Dr. Clayton M. Christensen

Anchoring a Buzzword: Disruptive Innovation

“Disruptive innovation” is a term first coined by Dr. Clayton M. Christensen, a professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Dr. Christensen writes about the concept in his book An Innovator’s Dilemma. Dr. Christensen defines disruptive innovation as “a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at […]

the 2015 HealthTech Venture Network Conference HTVNC

2015 HealthTech Venture Network Conference Recap

The 2015 HealthTech Venture Network Conference (HTVNC) was an enormous success! On September 19, exhibitors, speakers, ELEVATE participants and attendees gathered in downtown Boston at the Marriot Copley Place for a memorable event. From the connected OR, to stem cell research, to a robot that helps make vaccinations less stressful for children, HTVNC was a reflection […]

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