C3: MedTech16 Conference (Create. Connect. Commercialize)

Date:
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Time:
 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location:
Osha Liang Houston Office
909 Fannin, Suite 3500
Houston, TX 77010

Event Description: 

Join us for a unique full-day conference aimed at connecting entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors, and industry leaders all in one place.  Tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the start-up journey ahead.  If your start-up is raising capital of looking for strategic partners, or if your organization is seeking cutting-edge medtech investment opportunities, this is a must-attend event!

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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: 

Our diverse and to the point talks will truly inspire.  By connecting with leading executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, you will gain priceless insights of founding your own company.

  • Confirmed Speakers: 
    • Dr. Robert  “Bobby” C. Robbins, MD (President & CEO, Texas Med Center)
    • Jennifer Newberger, MPH, JD (Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.)
    • Dr. Will Clifton, MD (Director of Research and Development, Procyrion, Inc.)
    • Dr. John P. Alderete, PhD, MBA (President, Flora Bioscience, Inc.)
    • Dr. Gerald Loeb, MD (Professor of Biomedical Engineering,  Adj. Professor of Neurology and Pharmacy, and Director of the Medical Device Development Facility at the University of Southern California)
    • Sanjeev Saxena (CEO, POC Medical Systems, Inc.)
    • Dr. Bandula Wijay, PhD (President & CEO, Leomed LLC)
    • Dr.  Erik Halvorsen, PhD (Director, Innovation Institute at Texas Medical Center)
    • Michele J. Schimpp, MA (Deputy Associate Administrator,  Small Business Administration – Office of Investment and Innovation)
    • Peter Sally, MBA (Director,  Zaffre Investments LLC)
    • Dr. Atul Varadhachary, MD, PhD  (Managing Partner, Fannin Innovation Studio)
    • Rakesh Agrawal (CEO, Snapstream Media)
    • Marc Nathan (Publisher, Texas Squared Startup Newsletter)
  • Interactive Panel Discussions, including topics on:

    • SUCCESSFUL MEDTECH START-UPS: Hear successful medtech entrepreneurs reveal their top considerations for pursuing medtech commercialization strategies.
    • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) PANEL: What are IP considerations (both licensing and IP protection) one needs to anticipate in launching, growing or acquiring a medtech venture?
    • REGULATORY PANEL: Learn about the regulatory pathways for med device and pharmaceutical compounds.
    • INVESTOR PANEL: Learn about funding options from experts on public and private sources.  
  • Making Connections:  The conference includes several networking opportunities including a breakfast, a luncheon and a cocktail reception where attendees can mingle and get to know investors, founders, and influencers.