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Monday, October 9


Change[Health] Pitch Competition

Change[Health] Pitch Competition is a live pitch cash prize competition aimed at showcasing products and services that impact local community health. Join Healthcare.mn and Impact Hub MSP, as we showcase notable, up and coming entrepreneurs, and startups ready to pitch their innovative ideas that are challenging and re-imagining the current healthcare system for the better.

The top three pitches, as chosen by you, will walk away with cash in hand to bring their work from idea to action. Deadline to submit an application or nomination to participate is September 7.

Finalists will compete for first, second, and third place prizes of $300, $200, and $100 provided by Healthcare.mn and Allina Health.

Grab a coffee and cheer, as you hear from a selection of the best and brightest ideas reimagining the “care” of health in Minnesota. Be a part of the change and vote to ensure your favorite cause walks away with cash for care.

Light breakfast and coffee will be provided by local MN startup, Eat for Equity, a social enterprise.

Monday October 9, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Impact Hub 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401


Emerging Technology and Healthcare: A Fireside Chat

Can Minnesota become an industry leader with emerging technology? 

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality and Autonomous Drones all have tremendous implications for the future of healthcare.Join us at Healthcare.mn for a casual chat with the some of the sharpest Minnesota minds working on these problems. 

We will have drinks and networking before and after this panel discussion. 



 Gene Munster, Managing Partner

Loup Ventures


 Josh Cutler, Head of Artificial Intelligence




12:15 to 1: Networking

1 to 2: Moderated Discussion

2 to 2:30: Networking


Presented by the Healthcare.mn, proudly leading this year's Twin Cities Startup Week Healthcare Track

Healthcare.mn is committed to driving healthcare innovation through creating community, building connections, educating, and representing the needs of healthcare startups in Minnesota.

Learn more at: http://healthcare.mn/


This year's Healthcare Track is genorously sponsored by Allina Health. 

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. 


Hosted by Worrell, Inc.

About Worrell, Inc. Worrell is a global design firm that specializes in healthcare innovation and strategy. Since 1976, Worrell has served medical device and pharmaceutical companies with expertise in ethnographic research, human factors, and design and development programs. Working on the front lines with patients and healthcare professionals, Worrell uncovers unmet needs to bring new drug delivery, medical device, and digital health solutions to the market.

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Conner O'Brien

Chief Facilitator, Healthcare.mn
CEO at Healthcare.mn

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Josh Cutler

Head of Artificial Intelligence, Aftercode
Josh has nearly a decade of experience as a successful technology entrepreneur. He believes the future is AI and that coding, along with many other tasks, will be as arcane as punch cards. 
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Gene Munster

Managing Partner, Loup Ventures
Gene Munster is a co-founder and managing partner of Loup Ventures, which is an early stage venture capital firm investing in robotics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality companies. Prior to founding Loup, Munster spent over 20 years as a sell-side research... Read More →

Monday October 9, 2017 12:15pm - 2:15pm
Worrell 1414 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


Healthcare.mn 5-Year Anniversary Party and Happy Hour
Healthcare.mn wants to celebrate the community that makes it great. Join us for food, drinks and networking with some of the best and brightest around the Twin Cities. We also be making some big announcement for the year ahead.

Monday October 9, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Worrell 1414 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Tuesday, October 10


5 Things to Consider When Scaling your Digital Health Startup
Too often, when developing a software product, startups are focused on the “champagne problem” at the end of the road. What entrepreneurs don’t think about are the roadblocks or diversions your team will encounter along the way. We will share five situations and five solutions that’ll help ensure there’s not one, but many, bubbly drinks in the future of your software.

Talk is geared towards healthcare startups but all are welcome to attend!


Bjorn Stansvik

As founder and CEO of global software development firm MentorMate, Björn Stansvik has steered the company’s vision from inception to over 400 full-time employees, accelerating digital ideas with end-to-end technology services since 2001. Under Björn's leadership, MentorMate... Read More →

Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
MentorMate 3036 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Wednesday, October 11


MedCity INVEST Twin Cities Opening Reception

Please join us on the eve of the MedCity INVEST Twin Cities Conference to learn more about the local healthcare ecosystem and network with corporate and start-up executives, investors, and thought leaders. We will have several industry presenters and breakout networking sessions covering a wide range of digital health topics.

Refreshments and heavy appetizers will be provided.


Lee Hambright
Senior Analyst, US Medical Devices - Bernstein
Brian KalisManaging Director, Digital Health - Accenture

Parking Options:

  1. Valet ($10, cash only)
  2. MCTC lot just east on Hennepin ($5, cash/cards)
  3. Basilica lot under the I-94 bridge (13 North 17th Street, $5, cash only)
  4. Lot behind TreeHouse building (1600 Harmon Place, $6, cash or MPLS Parking app)

Register here for the MedCity INVEST Conference on October 12th, 2017.


Wednesday October 11, 2017 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Loring Social 1629 Hennepin Ave
Thursday, October 12


MedCity Invest Twin Cities
MedCity INVEST Twin Cities was created as a satellite event to MedCity INVEST (held in Chicago), as an additional opportunity for healthcare investors and startups to network and connect throughout the year.

At MedCity INVEST Twin Cities, you’ll hear from innovative investors, prominent industry players and the most promising digital health startups that are offering innovative approaches or trying to solve some of healthcare’s greatest challenges.

Thursday October 12, 2017 12:30pm - 7:30pm
Le Méridien Chambers 901 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403


Health Care SaaSy hour
Interested in networking and talking about all things health care B2B SaaS? Founders from Perk Health, Chanl Health and ClinicianNexus will be available to talk and make connections to heat up the health care B2B SaaS discussion.

Thursday October 12, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Assemble Shared Office Space 15 S 5th St #500, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Friday, October 13


End The Stigma: Mental Healthiness for Startup/Tech Culture
No one ever talks about it: the stress involved in starting/running a company or working in the tech industry. In this event, 3-4 founders will share their personal struggles with mental health. We will share tools & strategies to overcome specific mental health issues (depression, ocd, anxiety, bfrbs & more). We will also answer audience questions. The goal is to break down the stigma & help others on their journey to better manage mental health. Ticket pricing (TBD) will be donated to BFRB.org.

Friday October 13, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
WeWork 225 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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