Event Recap: Virtual Digital Health Investor Summit

On March 25th, the NEVCA and MassChallenge partnered to host the Digital Health Investor Summit, featuring the current MassChallenge HealthTech cohort and NEVCA member investors. This event, hosted virtually, brought together startup founders from all over the world, ranging from Israel to London.

Nick Dougherty from the MassChallenge HealthTech team kicked off the event with a fireside chat with Nancy Brown, General Partner at Oak HC/FT. She began by addressing the venture community’s attitude related to COVID-19, highlighting the importance of startups directly addressing the affects of the pandemic on their businesses. The community is innovating around valuable solutions, and venture capitals are putting an emphasis on virtual care solutions. Beyond Coronavirus concerns, Nancy delved into do’s and don’ts of pitching, stressing the importance of knowing your market clearly. The fireside chat wrapped up with a CTA to venture capital firms, emphasizing the need for them to support their portfolio at this time.

After the discussion, members of NEVCA firms broke into small, engaging sessions with the MassChallenge cohort — providing direct one-on-one advice to founders. Each investor was paired with two companies for 15 minutes of discussions and feedback. This was a great opportunity for founders and investors to build long-term relationships in a low-stakes environment.

As we continue to connect startups to venture capital finds in the Boston community, it’s always exciting to mark another successful MassChallenge-partnered event in the books!

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