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Here's what's on tap for the week of 4/20/15 at TechSpring!  

Innovation Event Alert: $250K in funding awarded to innovators on April 30th!

VVM Accelerator Award Night is a mustn’t miss event, it’s at the MassMutual Center and is a celebration of innovation in the region. Join the TechSpring Table - we are offering free seats, if you sign up now, as a guest of TechSpring ($75 value).  Firm RSVP’s requested because of limited capacity.

Innovation Event Alert: TTS6 is Telehealth focused

Sign up today for Tap into TechSpring #6, which will be focused on Telehealth. Join us on May 14 from 5-8pm+ as Dell and others present their latest innovations in healthcare technology!

Join us for a taste of Springfield during Springfield Restaurant Week: #DineSpringfield: 4/23-5/2, good eating at all your favorite local restaurants, each place is offering fixed price dining for $20.15.  Let us know if you’ll be joining us for German food at Student Prince at 6pm. Meet at TechSpring for happy hour at 5pm, we are within walking distance to the restaurant on 8 Fort St. Email [email protected] if interested so she can make reservations for our table!

We are honored:  This month, TechSpring received a 2015 Best of Springfield Award!  We were chosen because with your help, we have helped to make Springfield a better place to live, work and play.

Engage in Innovation: Share your expertise in a FutureView Session

Getting early insights from future customers and users is key to a successful launch. Your expertise will help shape products and healthcare of the future. Tell us about yourself in this brief survey, we will let you know when we have FutureView Sessions that are relevant for you!

Open Office Hours: Ask an Expert

Email Jill to schedule your slot with Tripp Peake or Joel Vengco

  • Ask Tripp Peake, seasoned investor and partner with Long River Ventures, your burning questions about all things funding and growing a business: Friday 4/24 10:00-10:45am group discussion, 10:45-noon, schedule a 1:1 meeting.
  • Meet Joel Vengco, Baystate Chief Information Officer and visionary for TechSpring, he can answer your questions about technology innovation in healthcare: Tuesday 4/28 9am-10:30am

Innovation Event Alert: Innovation Nights July event is  focused on Healthcare!

Sign up now for an opportunity to showcase your ready to launch product on July 8th.  “Innovation Nights” is going to be at Mitre in Bedford,MA and focused on both Healthcare and Security software.

Social Media Event Alert: This weekend is Podcamp WesternMass #7

PodCamp is an “un-conference” about social media and online networking. It is an open and collaborative event, click here to register.

Last Week’s Recap:

TechSpring celebrities Joel Vengco, Dr. Neil Kudler, and Christian Lagier flew out to Chicago for HIMSS15, which is the place to be, as far as Health IT Conferences are concerned. You can view Carla Smith’s, Executive Vice President HIMSS, closing remarks of the conference and learn what it was all about. In addition, check out Joel’s interview with Healthcare Informatics he explains how TechSpring and Baystate are “Working to move the needle on data liberation”. Follow the other conversations on Twitter: #HIMSS15

Christian was also seen speaking at the Basketball Hall of Fame where the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) addressed, “What is Healthcare Innovation?” Christian presented how innovation is done at TechSpring.  He shared that the TechSpring Innovation Project’s are focused around validating and/or disproving of critical assumptions by defining clear goals and including measurement, especially around the business case. Because we place an emphasis on learning, we can’t fail!  Chris Coburn, Chief Innovation Officer for Partners HealthCare (and founder of legendary Cleveland Clinic Innovations), and Dennis Chalke, Baystate CFO also presented.  Check back to this link for slides to follow.

Articles to keep you in the know:

Resident member article submission: Apple’s surprise announcement

CNN Money: Baystate Health Extends and Expands Partnership With Premier, Inc. to Improve Health in Western Massachusetts

Masslive: Western Mass EDC to host tour highlighting role of co-working spaces in innovation economy