TechSpring Times 9

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Thursday May 14th is a BIG day at TechSpring; focus is on Telehealth. What are the obstacles? How can we overcome them? But first, what is it really?

We start 3-5pm with hands-on demonstrations, a TeleHealth Fair. Come try being a patient. Come play doctor!

  • Remote patient monitoring - a suitcase of gadgets sent to patients’ home (HealthNet Connect)
  • eVisits - connect from anywhere (Praxify)
  • Healthspot - a full-size kiosk connecting you to medical care (come sit in one!)

5pm we start our monthly Tap into TechSpring open house event: sign in and connect with innovators and healthcare professionals, patients, executives, developers, and entrepreneurs, all working to change healthcare as we know it. Also, a good chance to connect with telehealth experts from multiple fields and companies. Ask them about their experience operating telehealth solutions across the country or as far away as India (e.g 10 million patients on Praxify).

6-7pm a handful of presenters will share relevant experience in implementation and adoption of TeleHealth. Notably, Dell experts will share background on their broad activities in TeleHealth, what works, what drives successful TeleHealth, and adoption experiences from other states.

7-8+pm - further networking, discussions; how can we get TeleHealth to be a reality in our area, what will it mean for us as patients, how can we help each other ...

PLEASE RSVP! Food and drink will be served. Thank you to Dell, one of the awesome TechSpring sponsors, for helping organize this evening. Sign up to volunteer!

How to get things done: connect with Joel or Tripp

Meet with Joel Vengco, Baystate’s VP & CIO, and Techspring co-founder on 5/12 or Tripp Peake, General Partner Long River Ventures on 5/14.  These experts offer their guidance on how to get things done in a casual one-on-one setting, as well as group setting.

Sign up for sessions here

Engage in Innovation: Healthcare Exhibitors Wanted - do you fit the criteria?

  • Company must be located in Western MA
  • Anything in healthcare goes
  • Available to showcase at the TechSpring Local Healthfair this summer

Email [email protected] if you or someone you know is interested.  

FutureView Session: Looking for healthcare professionals (CKD, pregnancy)

A TechSpring sponsor is interested in showing healthcare professionals a new product under development to get their feedback. Can you spare 1hr to see the future and share your reactions? Please email [email protected]. Specifically, we are looking for professionals involved in care of:

  • Chronic kidney disease or
  • High-risk pregnancy

Make Your Move: In scrabble that is! If you’re stopping by for a first visit or waiting for a meeting to start, add a word to our community scrabble game table, ask a resident member to point you to the game.

Discounts for the TechSpring Community: Use the code “TechSpring10” when registering for “How to Create Customers for Life”.

  • Offered by CoWorkSpringfield May 12 12-1:30pm

Register on EventBrite

Congratulations to Valley Venture Mentors: $280,000 given away to 12 local start-ups

The spark has been ignited! Let the Entrepreneurial Renaissance begin! Congratulations to one of our own innovators, Dr. Luis Munoz, who was awarded a cash prize for his novel wound care technology start-up, EDENIS at the VVM Accelerator Awards Night. Read about in the MassLive article and BusinessWest article.

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak visiting Springfield

Technology guru and Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak visited the City of Firsts on Friday. Did you miss the chance to meet him, want to hear more?

UMass MBA vision for Springfield

UMASS MBA students see Springfield as a hotspot for innovation and opportunity. See their fresh ideas in theirMBA Mini-Practicum Final Presentations. Five minutes in, TechSpring becomes part of an entrepreneur's strategic plan.


Danielle Saffioti