This year’s event will focus on the issues and challenges facing technology companies today within the mHealth, digital media, and security sectors. Our three industry tracks feature highly interactive panel discussions to engage and enlighten entrepreneurs, C-level executives, managers responsible for growing technology businesses, and investors in and advisers to technology companies. Discussions will include the current state of the mHealth, digital media, and security industries, as well as financing alternatives from both the investor and company perspectives.
The demand for faster and more convenient ways of communicating health-related information is a trend with a unique set of challenges. This track will discuss important mHealth industry issues, such as funding, regulation, and compliance.
In the digital world, the consumer is truly king — the consumer dictates what content they want, when, and that they want it delivered seamlessly, and often across multiple devices. Our panelists will explore the challenges that investors and companies need to consider in developing business strategies and operating models to compete effectively in this rapidly evolving digital marketplace.
With your company’s products, services, reputation, and credibility on the line, data security is a topic that should be top-of-mind for management. Programs in this track will discuss recent high-profile breaches, lessons to be learned, and best practices you can implement today to begin protecting your company from security-related issues.
There is no cost to participate in this program, but pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact Diana Fernandes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Kirsner, Author, Journalist, and Boston Globe Columnist
Opening remarks provided by Jere Doyle, Wealth Strategist and Senior Vice President, BNY Mellon Wealth Management.
During this panel discussion, leading investors and advisors will provide insight on the unique challenges facing technology companies developing and providing data- and security-related products and services.
Ed LeFevre, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Robert T. Brown, Managing Director and Co-President North America, Lincoln International
Greg Dracon, Partner, .406Ventures
Robert Zeuthen, Portfolio Manager, The Boston Company
This panel will explore the trends in digital media — mobile apps, social networks, and location-based services — that are driving consumer demand for content, wherever and whenever they want, and how businesses and technologies are addressing the challenges to help them do it.
Chris McKenna, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Denise Colella, Chief Executive Officer, Maxifier
Lara Hanson, Senior Vice President of Operations & Business Development, Qwasi
Ed Montes, Chief Revenue Officer, DataXu
Brian Selander, Executive Vice President, The Whistle Sports Network
The need to engage patients while strengthening the connection to health care professionals and patient information is rapidly being met through the development of mobile devices and apps. Our panelists will explore the regulatory challenges developers and investment companies need to consider and the FDA’s role in this growing mHealth frontier.
Monica Chmielewski, Special Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP
Mary Modahl, Chief Marketing Officer, American Well Corporation
John Morey, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, MyRozi
Ron Remy, Chief Executive Officer, Mobile Heartbeat
Our panel will discuss the trends in digital media – where the market is today and what challenges remain to be met – and what questions investors should be asking as they help drive a digital media company to a successful result.
Beth Felder, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Don Dodge, Developer Advocate at Google
James Geshwiler, Managing Director, Common Angels
Eric Hjerpe, Partner, Kepha Partners
Explore the opportunities and pitfalls in this promising, but crowded, market. This panel will discuss regulatory and competitive pressures to consider and key valuation parameters illustrated by case studies.
Gabor Garai, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Babatunde Akindele, Managing Principal of Global Strategy, Verizon Communications, Inc.
Rick Blume, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management
Rich Gliklich M.D., XIR, General Catalyst Partners
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
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Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and pension advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With sixteen offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest. More information about Lincoln International can be obtained at www.lincolninternational.com.
BDO’s Technology & Life Sciences
BDO’s Technology & Life Sciences practice provides a comprehensive suite of integrated, value-added services to broad range of software, hardware, cleantech and life sciences organizations. We bring a deep understanding of the issues facing the industry to our clients and offer insightful perspective and advice, with a collaborative mindset that has been the hallmark of BDO’s 100-year history. To learn more, visit www.bdo.com/technology.
RR Donnelley creates, manages, and delivers regulatory, transactional, and compliance communications required by the capital markets community. Each year, we file more than 160,000 documents with the SEC and produce many of the critical communications for business combinations, initial public offerings, compliance, and other financial transactions. We also tag, validate, and furnish financials in XBRL. We add value through highly personalized and around-the-clock service, single-source solutions, judgment-based business process outsourcing services, Venue virtual data rooms, project management, worldwide regulatory and industry expertise, and insight that comes from more than 149 years of experience and achievement.
MassChallenge is the world’s largest startup accelerator and the first to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached. Over $1 million in cash prizes is awarded to winning startups, with zero equity taken. Additional benefits for startups include world-class mentorship and training, free office space, access to funding, legal advice, media attention and over $10 million of in-kind support. MassChallenge is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. MassChallenge does not take equity or place any restrictions on participating startups.
The 489 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $550 million in funding, generated over $350 million in revenue and created over 4,000 jobs.
Find out which startups will win $1.7 million in grants on October 29! The MassChallenge Awards Ceremony is the startup community's largest and highest-value event to celebrate innovation and support the world's most promising startups. Tickets, tables and information are available at MassChallenge.org/awards.