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Venture Investment & Partnering (VIP) Forums:


One of the WBBA’s objectives is to assist life science companies, entrepreneurs and researchers in bridging the gap between discovery and commercialization. To this end, WBBA has an exciting program called Venture Investment & Partnering (VIP) Forums. VIP Forums present a unique opportunity for local life science entrepreneurs, companies and researchers to meet with quality investors and strategic partners. We invite venture capital firms, corporate venture groups and multinational strategics (VIPs) to Seattle for a two-part event.

 

First, WBBA hosts a Plenary Session during which the VIP discusses their targets, interests, and investment/partnering strategies, and answers questions from the audience. The Plenary Session is followed by a networking reception. Second, pre-selected organizations present their investment and partnering opportunities to the VIP in a one-on-one setting.


August 19th Investor Day with Health IT Investors

 

​On August 19th, WBBA is hosting our first ever Health IT-specific Investor Day. Join us at Cambia Grove for a free Plenary Session featuring Investors from IncWell, Cambia Health Solutions and Point B Capital!  Network with investors and entrepreneurs, learn what Health IT investors are looking for in early stage investments, and participate in a Health IT Fast Pitch panel with real time feedback from VCs!  

 

Also available are one-on-one meetings with the investors for WBBA Members. To apply for a meeting, send an executive summary to Brady@washbio.org by July 31st. 

 

IncWell Investor Profile:


IncWell is based in Birmingham, MI.  The firm makes seed or pre-seed investments in early-stage disruptive technology companies, and about 20% of IncWell’s investments are made in the healthcare sector.  Investments typically range from $100,000-$250,000.  IncWell invests throughout the US and Canada and considers opportunities globally.

 

Within the life science sector, IncWell invests in healthcare IT, medical devices, diagnostics and consumer health.  IncWell prefers to invest in disruptive products that are targeting large populations within healthcare.  IncWell prefers to invest in companies with a short path to profitability.

 

Cambia Health Solutions Investor Profile: 


Cambia’s Cause is to serve as a catalyst to transform health care, creating a person-focused and economically sustainable system. We believe our corporate investment efforts are essential to our transformation into a total health solutions company. 


Point B Captial Investor Profile:


Point B Capital invests in early-stage growth-oriented companies. Point B takes a portfolio-management approach to investment strategy.  Point B invests on themes, but their thesis evolves with market trends and insights on emerging trends identified together with Point B Consulting experts. 


To apply, send an executive summary to Brady@washbio.org by end of day, July 31, 2015


Groups developing technologies in the following areas are encouraged to apply for one-on-one meeting:

·         Complex Care Management

·         Specialty Pharmacy Management

·         Consumer Engagement  (accessing healthcare)

·         ACO/Value-based contracting/Provider Alignment

·         Personalized Benefit Design / Next Generation Brokers

·         Health Insurance Sales and Marketing

·         Health System and Provider Enablement

·         Caregiver Support and Senior Services

·         Retail Enablement


There are no fees for either of these events; companies and groups chosen for 1:1 meetings MUST be WBBA members



Thank you to our VIP Forum Sponsor:

 


If you have questions or are interested in visiting Seattle as a VIP or sponsoring VIP Forums, please contact yesenia@washbio.org

more WBBA Calendar

8/19/2015
Health IT Investor Day with IncWell, Cambia Health Solutions and Point B Capital

8/20/2015
2015 WBBA Summer Social

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