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So you wanna launch a health/tech startup, now what?

  • Sep 12, 2013 · 5:30 PM
  • Health Wildcatters (Tech Church)

The intersection of health and technology is one of the hottest industries to be in right now, but do entrepreneurs understand how to capitalize on it? Sure we see the problems everywhere, but it's not enough to just have a good idea! 

We’ve designed the Sept. 12 meeting to help leaders of startups turn their "crazy idea" into a reality. We invited the following experts to share their knowledge and first-hand experiences on getting a product ready for the market. 

Please RSVP, tell your friends, and come prepared to learn and ask lots of questions! Beer and wine will be served.

Health 2.0 Dallas Startup Panel

Kevin Vela

Kevin is an attorney at Vela Keller PC, experienced in entity formation, capital raises, contract law, and operational guidance for small businesses. Kevin is also a board member for the Dallas Angel Network.

Clay Heighten, MD 

Dr. Heighten brings the unique perspective of a physician as well as a very successful entrepreneur who has started, built and sold successful businesses in fields ranging from medical to real estate. Dr. Heighten is a founding partner of GPG Ventures, a medical-based venture capital firm in Dallas.

Mike Bartlett

Mike is the President of Vital Art and Science, Inc., an early stage medical equipment start up focused on degenerative eye diseases.  Mike is also part of the North Texas Angel Network.


5:30-6:15: Food, drinks, and networking with Health 2.0 and Health Wildcatters startups/mentors

6:15-6:30: Introductions and panel bios

6:30-6:45: Choosing the right legal structure for your success, pitfalls to avoid

6:45-7:00: Building your initial product and landing your first customers

7:00-7:15: Raising capital and setting yourself up for growth

7:15-7:30: Open Q&A with the panel

7:30-close: Networking 

Special thanks to our great sponsors!

Triumph Over Pain (TOP), a non-profit organization, works to further education, to raise awareness, and to increase research on pain diseases by uniting the pain community, teaming with the medical professional community, the general public, and those affected by chronic pain to bring about awareness, understanding, and cooperation within these communities so that all may strive as one to find a cure.

Founded in 2007 by search engine marketing and social media expert Tony Wright, WrightIMC provides clients with unparalleled results for all types of marketing projects. WrightIMC brings the best people, resources, tools and project management together to provide consulting and integrated marketing solutions for select clients.

For future sponsorship opportunities, please contact Health 2.0 Dallas cofounders Chad Johnson ([masked]) or Michael Walsh ([masked]).

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  • Michael Z.

    Enjoyed the meeting yesterday. Great energy and information. This is an exciting group.

    September 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      you bet!

      September 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You have to know the area and timing

      September 18, 2013

  • K C.

    Good mix of people. Parking was somewhat limited

    September 18, 2013

  • Chad J.

    Check it out! D Magazine reviewed our event. Great writeup of the panel discussion:

    2 · September 17, 2013

  • Rob T.

    Great sharing of knowledge about the challenges and opportunities in starting up. Hearing it enough times could change one's inertia.

    September 14, 2013

  • Naveen K.

    Excellent event and speakers. Well done Health 2.0. Great place for networking!

    September 13, 2013

  • Chad J.

    Thanks for making the event last night a success! At the beginning of the meeting I mentioned two upcoming events that may have some value to members of our group: National Health IT Week and the Health 2.0 Fall Conference in Silicon Valley. Here are the links I promised:

    *National Health IT Week. Here's a post about what the week is all about:

    I invited the HIMSS team to talk about the week's activities on the Sept. 20 #HITsm tweet chat. Hope you can join in. More details on the chat in that post.

    * Health 2.0 Fall Conference:

    If anyone is planning on attending, please let me know! I have a code good for 15% off registration fees.

    September 13, 2013

  • Ray L.

    The speakers complimented one another. Good mix of talent / experiences.

    September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Useful information from veterans in the startup world for those of us considering jumping in the pool. Also, good networking contacts. Looking forward to the next event!

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Kelli T.

    AMAZINGLY DELIGHTFUL! ~~~ Bravo! More!!

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • J.C. A.

    Great meetup and collaboration. Thank you!

    3 · September 12, 2013

  • Michael W.

    WOW! 90 or so RSVPs for tomorrow's event, really looking forward to seeing everyone!

    September 11, 2013

  • Siddu T.

    Siddu Tummala

    September 11, 2013

  • Roger B.

    Preparing for art show at Vivify Health offices in The Shops at Legacy this Saturday. See you there!

    September 11, 2013

  • Mur R.

    I am new to this meet up. I would like to explore more about how Healthcare leverage Big Data analytics to deeper view of ‘data-structured, semi and unstructured to improve outcomes, lower costs to payers and providers.

    September 10, 2013

  • Matthew I.

    M. Irwin

    September 9, 2013

  • Julie H.

    Founder/Trainer of Fit180 Private Training Studios-
    Interested in health/tech for my current business and future business in proactive/preventative wellness.

    1 · September 9, 2013

  • Chad J.

    A big shout out to WrightIMC for sponsoring this great event! Check out their website for information on how to fine-tune your website and make your company easier to find online:

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking forward to the upcoming meeting!

    1 · August 23, 2013

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    Dallas startup accelerator focusing on early-stage healthcare startups.

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