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Navigating networking events at HLTH

What motivates people to attend a conference may vary but one common denominator? Networking! If you can’t forge new connections for a new funding round, collaborations, court potential customers, or reinforce connections in your network, you’ll inevitably be disappointed. Fortunately, the second annual HLTH conference has you covered.

Also notable this year, MedCity is joining forces with HLTH to roll our annual ENGAGE conference into the HLTH conference. ENGAGE at HLTH will cast a spotlight on patient engagement on October 28.

Here’s a roundup of networking opportunities at the healthcare innovation conference in Las Vegas October 27-30 at the MGM Grand:

Welcome Reception

On October 27, HLTH will kick off with the Topgolf Welcome Reception and help support the HLTH Foundation. The event will spotlight United States of Care, a movement to ensure that every single American has access to quality, affordable health care – regardless of health status, social need, or income.

Funding Founders

Funding Founders is a curated networking program, matching fast-growing startups with leading investors in a series of 7-minute, 1:1 meetings speed dating-style.

What startups can take part? If you’re the CEO and/or founder seeking seeking seed to Series C funding you qualify. When you register for HLTH, simply note that you are a startup and note that you’re interested in “Funding Founders”.

What about investors? When you register for HLTH simply indicate you are an investor and note you, too, are interested in “Funding Founders”.

Here’s a peek at the investors taking part.


Attend HLTH to hear from innovative leaders from organizations such as Cleveland Clinic, Houston Methodist Hospital and more. Register here and use code medcity150 to save $150.


Hosted Buyer Meetings

Goal: Matching qualified buyers with HLTH sponsors.

What’s a qualified buyer? People representing  payers, providers, employers, pharma and government responsible for buying or evaluating health technologies or solutions for their company.

When: Monday, October 28, 1:30-2:30pm and 6-7:30pm, and Tuesday, October 29, 12:45-2pm and 6-7:30pm.

Note: Participants must agree to eight, 15-minute meetings with HLTH’s participating sponsors. Meeting schedules are sent out before the event. To apply, click this link.

Employer Lounge

Part of a sponsorship deal with Mercer, employer benefit attendees can connect with peers and exchange ideas with invited partners. They will be encouraged to explore innovative solutions, meet with Mercer Consultants in an intimate setting conducive to confidential conversations exploring the path forward for employer health benefits. Or just relax and unwind over snacks and beverages.

Tech Talks

The talks consist of 6-minute presentations from participating HLTH sponsors to showcase the latest technologies in health. Held on two stages in HLTH Hub, adjacent to the exhibit hall, during designated times, all attendees are welcome to pull up a seat and hear from up to 160 different companies and solutions.

Industry Night

A reception on the night of Tuesday October 29 at Hakkasan Nightclub will include Flo Rida!

HLTH Happy Hours

Located inside the main exhibit hall, HLTH Happy Hours will encourage peer-to-peer conversations, sponsored lounges, and specialty entertainment acts.

Photo: Getty Images


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