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Here's what's on tap this week at TechSpring 

Healthcare Innovation Event Alert: How does healthcare innovation get done?

April 16th, right here in Springfield: Not only is this a great opportunity to rub elbows with the CFOs from all the area health providers, it’s all about how healthcare innovation gets done, which is why you LOVE TechSpring!  Oh, and what a line-up of speakers: Chris Coburn, Chief Innovation Officer for Partners HealthCare (and founder of legendary Cleveland Clinic Innovations), Dennis Chalke, Baystate CFO, and Christian Lagier, Managing Director of TechSpring. Because you love healthcare innovation and are a member of the TechSpring community you can go for FREE, as a guest of TechSpring.  Yes, FREE, this is $160 value! Details and RSVP here.

Innovation Event Alert: VVM Accelerator Award Night

This is a big deal! Join the TechSpring Table - we offer free seats if you sign up now as a guest of TechSpring ($75 value).  VVM is graduating its first cohort from the accelerator program on April 30. $250,000 will be distributed to the winning companies. Because of limited capacity, a firm RSVP is requested for the TechSpring table.  Let’s cheer on our TechSpring residents Dr. Alaina Hanlon, NuPlanit and Dr. Luis Munoz, EdenIS as they compete for the big prize!

Last Week's ReCap

Tap into TechSpring #5 was kicked off with Dr. Evan Benjamin’s great enthusiasm stating, “There’s no better time to be in healthcare than now”. He gave a comprehensive view of why and how Population Health is a fundamental shift in healthcare impacting us all as innovators or patients. John Moore, CEO of Twine Health, showed a real solution live in a Baystate practice today paving the way for care management and enabling the power of the patient.  John believes, “Patients are undervalued as a resource”. His video shows how Twine Health has worked to change that.

Last Friday Danielle had the opportunity to hop on the Economic Development Council of Western MA’s innovation bus tour and experience the entrepreneurial renaissance that is taking place in our community.  Follow her stops throughout the day at UMass Amherst, BRICK CoWorkShop, and Valley Venture Mentors in her 413 Innovation Tour blog, and see why industry specific co-working works in her Coworking at TechSpring blog.

36 hours and no sleep really paid off. TechSpring was proud to present the Hack4Health prize at HackUMASS 2015 to PowerGlove for the best use of technology to solve a healthcare challenge by using sensors and analytics to give patient’s their power back!  PowerGlove received a 3 month resident membership at TechSpring along with other great prizes!  Congrats to HackUMASS for hosting 700 participants from over 60 colleges. See Twitter @TechSpringMA and @HackUMASS for an inside look at the weekend long event.

Innovation Event Alert: Sign up now for the Tap into TechSpring #6 focused on Telehealth, May 14 from 5-8pm+

Healthcare Innovation Event Alert: Your Health in Your Hands  

April 15th, Needham, MA: Thank you Jack Bailey for offering the TechSpring community a discount on a very relevant upcoming event.  "Your Health in Your Hands: A Summit on Technology and Innovation," in Needham, MA. Please contact Jack ASAP as he has a limited number of discounted registrations available.