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Begins

5:00 PM

Registration Opens

6:00 PM

Fairmount Hotel

Informal Networking Event

Connect with attendees as they arrive for MidAmerica 2015 for an informal networking event. Pick up your MidAmerica name badge and receive two drink tickets.
Day 1Mar 10

7:00 AM

Registration Opens

8:30 AM

Main Ballroom

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:40 AM

Main Ballroom

Keynote

9:25 AM

Main Ballroom

Panel Discussion: What Are Payers Buying?

Hear from top payers share empowering insights to better understand reimbursement trends and learn what insurance companies have been investing in - and what may come next.

10:10 AM

Networking Break

10:40 AM

Main Ballroom

Investor Case Study: New approches to commercialization

Hear from life science executives about efforts to commercialize new technologies and better leverage existing assets to build the next generation of devices and drugs? What will commercialization look like in the future - and how does that change the discussion around technology transfer, regulation and intellectual property?

11:10 AM

Main Ballroom

Investor Case Study: Angel & Venture Partnerships Done Right

Deals are better when angels and venture can work together. Hear from angel investors and venture capital talk about the best ways to work together and develop best practices to move deals forward.

11:40 AM

Main Ballroom

Investor Case Study: Litmus Test on Healthcare Accelerators

Accelerators are maturing and learning. Hear from a company executive that launched his company in an accelerator as well as a sponsor of an accelerator about what they've seen and learned about healthcare accelerators. What's been learned about accelerators, what's working and what are the best ways for investors and entrepreneurs to extract value?

12:10 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:10 PM

Making The Business Model Compute: Challenges for Early Stage Companies

Healthcare's business model continues to shift. Hear from entrepreneurs, investors and health system leaders discuss the modern business model in healthcare, what's working and what kind of companies and approaches have been attractive to health systems and other buyers.

1:55 PM

Main Ballroom

Keynote

2:40 PM

Main Ballroom

Closing Remarks & Adjourn to Pitches

3:00 PM

Breakout Room

Company Pitches: Pharma & Biotech

Watch as up to a dozen early-stage biotech and pharmaceutical companies make formal presentations to MidAmerica's group of investors and strategics (six companies per session).

3:00 PM

Breakout Room

Company Pitches: Device & Diagnostics

Watch as up to a dozen early-stage medical device and diagnostics companies make formal presentations to MidAmerica's group of investors and strategics (six companies per session).

3:00 PM

Main Ballroom

Company Pitches: Digital/Health IT

Watch as up to a dozen early-stage Health IT companies make formal presentations to MidAmerica's group of investors and strategics (six companies per session).

4:00 PM

Networking

4:15 PM

Breakout Room

Company Pitches: Pharma & Biotech

Watch as up to a dozen early-stage biotech and pharmaceutical companies make formal presentations to MidAmerica's group of investors and strategics (six companies per session).

4:15 PM

Breakout Room

Company Pitches: Device & Diagnostics

Watch as up to a dozen early-stage medical device and diagnostics companies make formal presentations to MidAmerica's group of investors and strategics (six companies per session).

4:15 PM

Breakout Room

Company Pitches: Digital/Health IT

Watch as up to a dozen early-stage Health IT companies make formal presentations to MidAmerica's group of investors and strategics (six companies per session).

5:15 PM

Adjourn

Day 2Mar 11

7:00 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Main Ballroom

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:40 AM

Main Ballroom

Keynote

9:30 AM

Breakout Rooms (Multiple)

One-on-One Meetings

Startups from the showcase, investors, payers and providers, strategics and other medical industry leaders will spend time in scheduled and curated one-on-one meetings to follow up on interest and connections made in Day 1. Attendees: Watch for an e-mail to sign you up - and fill out the form to explain your interests.

11:00 AM

Main Ballroom

Closing Keynote

11:45 AM

Main Ballroom

Adjourn