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Three things to expect at HIMSS Health 2.0 VentureConnect 2020

Rock Health

In just one month, more than 40,000 leaders from all over the world will make their way to Orlando for HIMSS20, the biggest health IT gathering of the year. Between a keynote on investing from Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and five days of programming, we’re especially excited to get down to the nitty gritty of digital health investing at Health 2.0 VentureConnect on Wednesday, March 11. Over 200 top investors and promising startups will come together to share their insights, lessons learned, and strategies for success. Want in on the action? Reserve your spot at the discounted HIMSS member price with the code H20Collab.

Here’s what you can expect to see at this year’s VentureConnect:

1. A crash course on the latest digital health market trends
Over 600 investors poured $7.4B into digital health companies last year—accounting for nearly one in ten of all venture dollars invested in the US. From the exit market to emerging investment areas and non-traditional players moving into the space, what should we expect from digital health in 2020? Our own Director of Research & Marketing Megan Zweig will join other industry leaders at the start of the day to give a rundown of the current state of digital health—and where the sector might be headed across the next decade. (Bonus for you: we’ve put together some ready-to-use slides on the topic for your next presentation here.)

2. Deal-making insights from startups, VCs, and corporate investors
There’s something for everyone at HIMSS, and VentureConnect is a day curated specifically for the startup-investor community. The panel on strategic investment and partnerships features representatives from organizations like Merck and Anthem to provide a behind the scenes look at what makes for a good strategic investment—and how both sides measure success. In the wake of 2019’s six digital health IPOs, two speakers will close out the day with a discussion on digital health exits, exploring how bringing a company to the public markets impacts the company, executives, and investors. Plus, the program is stocked with ample networking opportunities for new connections and deal-making.

3. Early stage startup innovation, up close and personal
You’ll witness not one, not two, but four pitch competitions throughout the day. Four digital health companies—ranging from seed stage to Series A—will compete within each category: women-led health tech solutions, therapeutics/chronic care innovations, provider services solutions, and AI & machine learning inventions. Competitors were selected from an application process that prioritized data-driven decision making, user-centered innovation, and solutions designed to drive change within the existing ecosystem.

Rock Health is always looking to meet incredible startups working to transform healthcare. Tell us about your company.

Register for HIMSS20 today with the code H20Collab to snag the discounted HIMSS member price—and be sure to add on your pass to Health 2.0 VentureConnect.

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