Northwestern Hosts Health Tech Start-up Crowd Funding Competition

Northwestern University and Insight Product Development are inviting medical device and digital health start-ups to apply for the Chicago HealthTECH Summit Competition, featuring the first medical technology crowd funding opportunity in the Midwest. The competition was created to help start-ups bring their innovations to market, by allowing prospective users and stakeholders to vet their ideas and contribute funds.

The competition will include a month-long crowd funding campaign on MedStartr (http://about.medstartr.com) leading up to a live awards and fundraising event at the HealthTECH Summit on October 23rd. Local start-ups interested in applying to the competition are encouraged to complete the short online application at http://www.insightpd.com/healthtech- 2014/#apply For information about the HealthTECH Summit, visit: http://www.insightpd.com/healthtech-2014/

WHEN: Online application deadline is September 1, 2014

WHY: To improve lives by bringing innovative health solutions to patients, encourage entrepreneurship in the healthcare industry, grow the medical innovation ecosystem in the Midwest, and connect local corporations with early stage companies

WHERE: The HealthTECH Summit will be held at Insight Product Development in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood (4660 N. Ravenswood, Chicago IL)