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Health 2.0

December 15, 2011 08:17 ET

Health 2.0 Call for Innovators and Sponsors Now Open for Matchpoint

Unique Event to Be Featured at Health 2.0 Boston Spring Fling Matches Technology Innovators With Healthcare Organizations and Investors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 15, 2011) - Continuing its tradition of showcasing the most innovative technology and companies in healthcare, Health 2.0 announced today that its Spring Fling will be held May 14th-15th at the Marriott Boston Copley Place and will feature Matchpoint, a unique partnering forum for technology innovators, leading healthcare organizations and investors focused on commercial partnerships and investment. The pre-application process call for Matchpoint is now open (pre-apply here).

"We piloted Matchpoint at our annual conference and it proved to be such a huge success that we decided to take it to the next level," explained Indu Subaiya, Health 2.0 Co-Chairman and CEO. "We're providing an opportunity for startups to sit across the table from industry giants who want to build large and thriving businesses exclusively focused on improving healthcare. We will turbocharge these targeted connections to foster pilots, merger and acquisition deals and breakthrough partnerships around health innovation."

Matchpoint is a forum for entrepreneurs to share their products with well-established industry leaders wanting a first-hand look at exceptional companies launching new technologies and disruptive ideas. In structured, 15-minute interactions, these intimate meetings give innovators enough time to present their product to decision makers and start a dialog that could lead to a successful business relationship. In San Francisco 50 meetings took place based on 475 applications for 5 sponsor companies. Up to 100 innovator companies will be selected to meet with industry partner organizations. The deadline to apply is April 16, 2012. Please check our site for updates on which sponsors seek partners as we get closer to the deadline.

Matchpoint hosts will include organizations from technology sectors (e.g. mobile, cloud, analytics), pharmaceutical, providers, payers, consumer goods, and other sectors. Hosts from Health 2.0's annual event included United Healthcare, AT&T, Interwest Partners and more. Learn more about Matchpoint here.

About Health 2.0
Health 2.0: The conference. The media network. The innovation community. The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge innovation transforming the health care system and is the premiere platform connecting IT innovators to established health care providers. Health 2.0 covers the broadest spectrum of the technology revolution that is shaking up every sector of health care.

Health 2.0's fifth annual conference is on September 25-27 in San Francisco, the culmination of Health Innovation Week, with Health 2.0 Europe in Berlin on October 27-8, 2011. The Health 2.0 organization also operates the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge competitions, the Health 2.0 Advisors Market Intelligence Service, the Health 2.0 News Media and TV Network and the Health 2.0 Accelerator Industry Consortium. For more, visit For the latest Health 2.0 updates, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and join our LinkedIn group.

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