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Investor & Innovator Forum

  • Rochester Civic Theatre 20 Civic Center Drive SE Rochester, MN 55904 (map)

Fredrikson & Byron’s Life Sciences Group is proud to co-present the third annual Investor & Innovator Forum, to be held in Rochester, MN. The Forum was launched by Destination Medical Center and Mayo Clinic as a venue to foster conversation and collaboration between emerging and experienced entrepreneurs and the investors who support their growth.

We will continue those conversations in 2019, bringing together investors and innovators from around the region to talk about the climate for innovation and investment, with a specific focus on data innovation in a variety of industries. The full program agenda is listed below.

Investor & Innovator Forum Speed Networking
During the Forum, we will also hold a private Speed Networking session between innovative companies and investors, during which companies will have the opportunity to talk with investors and advisors on a one on one basis for input and insights. Interested companies can learn more about the application guidelines and process here.

Agenda

10:00 a.m.
Registration

10:20 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

10:30 a.m.
The State of Innovation in Data
A lively panel discussion featuring innovations in the use of data in key industries, including healthcare, medical device, insurance and financial services.

11:30 a.m.
Investing in Innovation in 2019
Perspectives from a range of investors, including individual/angel investors, a venture capital fund and strategic investors. 

12:30 p.m.
Lunch and Networking

1:15 p.m.
Founders’ Roundtable
Lessons and insights from battle-tested innovators, sharing details on how to go from idea to company.

2:15 p.m.
Speed Networking
A private session open to invited investors and selected  innovative companies, during which companies will have the opportunity to talk with investors and advisors on a one on one basis for input and insights. Interested companies can learn more about the application guidelines and process here.

2:15 p.m.
Case Study: Working with Mayo Clinic on Data Insights
Best practices and lessons learned from Mayo Clinic and nference on their several ongoing data-focused projects.

3:15 p.m.
(Optional) Walking Tour of One Discovery Square
Enjoy Rochester’s Thursdays Downtown

Earlier Event: July 31
Taco 'Bout Entrepreneurship!