Medtech New Ventures, hosted by the North Texas Enterprise Center for Medical Technology (NTEC), is an annual, regional, early stage investment conference and company showcase focused on the rapidly growing medical technology sector. This sector, with a CAGR of nearly 10% over the last 25 years, includes medical instruments and devices, diagnostic equipment, medical therapeutic devices, medical monitoring equipment, and other health related products. The program includes an industry panel discussion, venture capital panel discussion and a showcase of six emerging medical technology companies. The purpose of the conference is to connect quality emerging medtech companies seeking capital with investors that focus on their industry sector. In addition to investment, the conference strives to deliver useful, timely and relevant educational content to medtech entrepreneurs and those that service the medtech industry. Finally, Medtech NVC provides a “trade show” venue for vendors and service providers seeking to exhibit their capabilities at the conference. Our last conference drew nearly 230 attendees and we expect more this year due to an expanded program and additional networking opportunities.
Conference Location and Venue
Embassy Suites – Frisco Conference Center
7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, Frisco, Texas, 75034
Tel: 1-972-712-7200, Fax: 1-972-712-7221
The Embassy Suites Dallas – Frisco / Hotel, Convention Center & Spa is located in a perfect area for any business or family getaway. The hotel is connected to North Dallas’ largest meeting facility, the Frisco Conference Center, with over 92,000 square feet of meeting space and 330 guest suites. Moreover, their Frisco hotel offers an exquisite spa, perfect for leisure travelers or business guests looking to relax. Additional information on the Embassy Suites – Frisco can be found on their web site at:
Who Should Attend
The Medtech NVC Conference is focused on bringing together emerging medical technology entrepreneurs and their teams, regional venture capital firms, angel investors, healthcare service providers and systems, medtech executives, managers and engineers seeking their next opportunity, students interested in medical technologies, established medical device companies, medtech vendors and service providers, and medtech industry associations. Medtech NVC provides a unique networking opportunity that emphasizes the growth and development of a regional medtech ecosystem.
Click HERE to view pictures from prior MedTech North Texas breakfast conferences.
Opportunity To Showcase Your Medtech Company
MedTech New Ventures Conference is the premier early stage medical technology company showcase in the South Central U.S. If selected, your company will be one of the six featured presenting companies at the conference. You will have 15 minutes to present your company and business opportunity to the hundreds of investors and MedTech industry participants in attendance. Further, you will have the opportunity to meet the angel and venture capital panel presenters at the VIP reception the night before the event. At your option, you may also establish a “break-out” room at the event site to manage private investor meetings. These rooms will be provided at a deep discount to presenting companies. Early stage medical device and healthcare technology companies in the product and service sectors are invited to submit an application to present. The guidelines can be downloaded here: Presenting Company Application Guidelines.
Atending Inverstors & Support Organizations
A primary goal of Medtech NVC is connecting investors and entreprenreurs. Equity funding for seed and early stage companies has decreased dramatically over the last 5 years. Although the global economy and specfically, the US recession, has negatively impacted investors, high quality start ups continue to attract capital. The following medtech investors are expected to speak or attend Medtech NVC: Sante Ventures, PTV Sciences, Sevin Rosen Funds, Prolog Ventures, Rivervest Ventures, H.I.G. BioVentures, Chrysalis Ventures, Scientific Healthcare Ventures, Hunt BioVentures, HP Growth Partners, Interwest Partners, Texas Emerging Technology Fund, the North Texas Angel Network, Eyes of Texas Partners, Lone Star Angels, Central Texas Angels and Texas Womens Ventures Fund. Additinally, we expect numerous individual angel investors and providers of alternative sources of financing for early stage opportunities to be in attendance.
Medtech NVC is being supported by the following industry organizations: BioDFW, N. TX RCIC and the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, MDMA, the Medical Device Action Alliance, the Medical Device Working Group, the Metroplex Technology Business Council, the MIT Enterprise Forum-Dallas Chapter, the IEEE Medical Device Group, the AEA – Dallas Chapter, the Entrepreneurs Foundation of N. TX, the Southwest Venture Forum, Greater Dallas Chamber, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, University of Texas – Austin BME, Texas A&M BME, UT – Dallas, UT Arlington, UNT, Tech Ft. Worth, Startech, The Health Industry Council, FWLSC, Dallas TBC and Matt Lafata Marketing Group.
The Conference will begin at 7am and is expected to finish around 3pm. The following agenda is subject to change and speakers will be announced soon:
- 7:00am – 8:00am
Registration, continental breakfast, exhibits and networking
- 8:00am – 8:20am
Welcome remarks and program overview
- 8:20am – 8:40am
Medtech industry update
- 8:40am – 8:50am
Medtech venture investing update
- 8:50am – 9:50am
Angel investor panel
- 9:50am – 10:00am
- 10:00am – 11:15am
Emerging company presentations
- 11:15am – 12:30pm
Lunch and networking
- 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Emerging company presentations
- 1:30pm – 2:45pm
Venture capital investor panel
- 2:45pm – 2:50pm
Closing remarks and additional networking
Dates and Registration
Medtech NVC will be held on Wednesday, July, 29, 2009. Early registration opens on May 22, 2009 and runs through July 3, 2009. Regular registration runs from July 4 – July 22. Registration will close at 5pm on July 22 and will NOT be available after that time. Conference fees are as follows:
- Early registration – $75
- Regular registration – $85
- Full-time student registration $35 (student ID required for entry)
Registration will be handled online through 123 Signup with all major credit cards accepted. No cash but checks will be accepted at the door. Conference fee includes presentation hand-outs, breakfast, lunch, refreshment break and parking. Cancellation is available with refund (less admn. fee) if received prior to July 4th. Registrations cancelled between July 4 and July 18 are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds will be allowed for cancellations after July 18, 2009.
Limited sponsorships are available for Medtech NVC
- Exhibit Sponsor – 20 available – $750 ea.
- Program Sponsor – 4 available – $2,500 ea.
- Event Sponsor – 1 available – $3,500
- VIP Reception Sponsor – 2 available – $1,500
- Door Prize Sponsor – 3 available – $500 ea.
Download the Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration documents using the links above for detailed information on each level of sponsorship and the related benefits. Sponsorship Registration opens on May 22, 2009 and runs through July 22, 2009. Sponsorship is not available after 7/22/09.
About NTEC, Inc.
The North Texas Enterprise Center for Medical Technology (NTEC) is the leading medical technology incubator in the Southwest. The Center was founded with the mission of assisting entrepreneurs with starting and growing new medical technology ventures. From innovation to commercialization, NTEC contributes a broad base of support to entrepreneurs, both internally and through our extensive resource network, that enables entrepreneurs to accelerate time to market. NTEC seeks out medical technologies with an emphasis on medical devices that leverage the convergence of communications, software, semiconductors and information technology.
NTEC was founded in May of 2003 and recently completed construction on a new, $11 million, 50,000 sf state-of-the art facility located near the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Eldorado Parkway in Frisco. This facility was designed from the ground up to support the ever changing needs of early stage technology based businesses. Since its founding, NTEC has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs and has built a portfolio of successful companies including Oxysure, Organ Transport Systems, Tissuegen, AMS, Emfinders, Gryphon Analytics, Ergonurse and La Jolla Digital.