Startups — Apply Now for Cardiovascular, Telehealth, or Orthopedic Pitch Competitions

The season of annual association meetings is drawing close, and with those meetings comes the pitch competitions. This year AngelMD is proud to announce the return of the ACC Innovation Challenge, as well as the AANA Innovation Exchange.

ACC Innovation Challenge

The ACC Innovation Challenge is an annual part of the American College of Cardiology’s Scientific Session. This year ACC has partnered with the World Congress of Cardiology. As in years past, there are two pitch competitions that you need to know about:

  1. ACC.20/WCC Cardiovascular Disease Prevention – This competition looks to surface novel or innovative ideas in cardiovascular disease prevention.
  2. ACC.20 Telehealth & Virtual Visits – As Telehealth continues to grow, this competition is focused on new and innovative Telehealth ideas that are focused directly on cardiology.

AngelMD is partnering with the ACC again this year to host the pitch events, which are always a popular attraction at the Annual Scientific Session.

AANA Innovation Exchange

AngelMD is excited to support the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) to create the 2nd Annual Innovation Exchange pitch competition at AANA20, May 7-9, 2020 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX. 

If you have a startup that is focused on novel, new, and innovative answers for orthopedic care, then this is the pitch competition for you. Find out all the details on the AngelMD events page.

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The Health Halo – Bill Carpou, CEO of OCTANe

Bill Carpou is a champion for innovation in healthcare, and the CEO of OCTANe, based in Southern California. The goal of OCTANe is to improve both technology and medical technology business ecosystems by connecting people, resources and capital. Two of the company’s initiatives, LaunchPad SBDC and OCTANe Enterprise Solutions (OES) aim to create 22,000 high paying technology jobs by 2025 and 55,000+ by 2030.

Bill Carpou on AngelMD

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The Health Halo – Byron Hewett of Brava Diagnostics

In this episode, Mark Mescher speaks with Byron Hewett of Brava Diagnostics. Byron is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brava Diagnostics, a company that is focused on rapid triage of chest pain patients. Byron explains the pitfalls that Brava Diagnostics has faced, and how the company managed to avoid them.

Byron is an outspoken proponent of innovation in healthcare. Not only from the aspect of bringing better healthcare, but also ensuring that there is less disparity between people who can afford care and those who can’t.

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Introducing The Health Halo – A New Podcast from AngelMD

We’ve been amazed at the response to Innovation4Alpha, our investment-focused podcast that we launched a few months ago. With that in mind, it was time that we went back to the drawing board and came up with a podcast that tells the other side of the story — that of the startups.

Introducing The Health Halo. Each week, AngelMD SVP of Professional Relations Mark Mescher will sit down and talk to an innovator who is helping to shape the future of healthcare. Here’s the explanation from the host himself:

Make sure to subscribe to The Health Halo via your smart speaker, or your favorite podcast app. We’ll be sure to update the links as the podcast goes live on the various services.

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