Third Annual MedTech Conference by LSAN & Elsevier Business Intelligence

Life Science Angels Network (LSAN) and Elsevier Business Intelligence (EBI) are pleased to invite you to attend our Third Annual Med Tech Conference in NYC.

This year, our conference is taking a unique look at the execution roadmap for medical devices and digital health sectors called “Build or Flip: Why & When?”


Entrepreneurs: The main reasons and motivations for building company for a long haul or build-to-flip strategies will be discussed based on two Case Studies, presented by seasoned executives who explored both paths, willingly or not. They will answer hard questions about the best exit strategy:

  • When should an entrepreneur make the decision whether to build for the long haul or just flip the company early?
  • Does the strategy change over time and why?
  • What factors affect any decision: the blurry lines of regulatory approval, the funding crunch, lack of talent, desire to grow rich faster, attention deficit disorder?

Investors and Exit Partners: Recent changes in the regulatory and investment environment are prompting both start-ups and their investors to find new ways to continue the process of delivering innovative solutions to improve our health and find cures for specific conditions.

  • Start-Up Aiming Big: What do you like (or not) about it?
  • Funding Your Portfolio Company: How much longer?
  • “Buying Early” vs. “Buying Expensive”: Myths and truths from both sides
  • Show Me The Money: how to generate interest from an investor or a buyer?
  • Buyers Remorse: What goes into decision-making process when buying a company?
  • Non-Accretive Deals: Do they ever make sense of a big company?
12:00 – 12:40 pm

Lunch & Conference Opening

12:45 – 2:00 pm

Case Studies: “Build to” or “Boild-to-Flip”
Andrea Venturelli – Co-founder, Invatec/Medtronic
Dennis Wahr, MD – CEO, Holaira and co-founder of Velocimed, Lutonix
Duke Rohlen – CEO, CV Ingenuity/Covidien
Antony Viscogliosi – Co-founder, Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC
Moderator: Stephen Levin, EBI

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Build of Flip: Laws of Attraction For Exit Partners
Karthik Ranganathan – Strategic Innovation, Becton Dickinson MedSurg Systems
Kadir Kadhiresan, PhD – JNJ Development Corporation
Robert Hopkins – Managing Director, Medical Devices, Bank of America
Jeremy Buzzard, PhD – Partner Medical Devices, McKinsey & Company
Moderator: David Cassak, EBI

3:15 – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Keynote address: M-Health Revolution & Devices: Panacea or Pandora’s Box? Jonathan Javitt, MD MPH, CEO Telcare

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Build of Flip in Digital Health: Device, Service, Both?
Martin Babinec – founder, TriNet Group
Jared Kesselheim, MD – Bain Capital Partners
Ruth De Backer – Partner, McKinsey & Company
Robert Stern – CEO, Project in Knowledge (MedPage/Everyday Health)
Andy Kapit – CEO, CodeRyte
Bryan Spielman – EVP, Strategy & Corporate Development, Medidata Solutions
Moderator: Milena Adamian, MD LSAN

5:00 pm +

Networking Cocktail

We want to surprise you and be provocative!

We want you to think, ask questions and walk away implementing fresh ideas that you learned by listening and participating in discussions.

We hope you can join us for this unique event in the spectacular NY Times building!

* subject to final confirmation from the participant

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