The mission of the Upper Valley Medtech Collaborative is to create a vibrant medtech community. We will do this by:
The Upper Valley will host a thriving medtech community where innovators can work with talented and motivated colleagues to develop new technologies and manage existing operations while supporting a workforce that appreciates the exceptional quality of life afforded residents of Vermont and New Hampshire.
Pitch Night! October 22
The Upper Valley MedTech Collaborative held a Pitch Night on October 22, 2020 featuring six medical technology companies located in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire. These companies have all developed new technologies for medical device or diagnostic healthcare solutions. The event was moderated by Daniella Reichstetter, executive director of the Tuck School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth College. Judging the competition was Jenny Barba, BioVentures Investors, Ross Jaffe, Versant Ventures, and Laura Rippy, Green D Ventures.
Participating companies included:
Several medical investor companies participated and gave their feedback to the presenting companies including A Capital, Altaris Capital Partners, Blue Catalyst Group, Borealis Ventures, Broadview Ventures, Narya Capital Management LLC, Springhood and Think + Ventures, LP.
"Real Ask" Roundtable, September 10
This roundtable will focus on creating an IP strategy but other asks are welcome as well. We are pleased to have Jennifer Blount, attorney with Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, and Tom Kohler, attorney with Downs Rachlin Martin, join us and share their experience and knowledge on intellectual property.
Jennifer Blount is a registered patent attorney who assists companies and institutions in the planning and development of patent portfolios and product lifecycle management. Jennifer’s practice focuses on developing IP strategy, preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the area of chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries as well as material science. Before beginning her legal career, she worked as a scientist for a large pharmaceutical company. See her full bio here.
Tom Kohler is an experienced, registered patent attorney who has worked with individuals, start-ups, and Fortune 100 companies in diverse technology areas including medical devices, renewable energy and electric power generation, consumer products, Internet and computer products, semiconductor fabrication, and telecommunications. Read Tom's bio here.
"Real Ask" Roundtable, August 5
We had a great Real Ask Roundtable with participants having an opportunity to ask their burning medtech questions for the group to give feedback. Many thanks to Jenny Barber, BioVenture Investors and Jayanth Batchu of Novather Inc for their feedback. Our next Roundtable is September 10 and will focus on IP Strategies. #uppervalleymedtech
UVMTC kick off event March 4
The kick off event of the Upper Valley MedTech Collaborative was a success! Over 40 Upper Valley medtech businesses participated and learned about each other's businesses. And we honored the many lifetime accomplishments of Bob Dean, inventor and founder/co-founder of 10 companies including Hypertherm, Creare and many others.
Many thanks to our event sponsors Simbex, Mascoma Bank, Downs Rachlin Martin, the Magnusen Center for Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth, Celdara Medical, Merritt & Merritt, Tyler Simms & St. Saveur CPAs, Lodestone Biomedical and the Montshire Museum.
UVMTC Steering Committee:
October 8 - "Real Ask" Roundtable
4 PM Online
The Upper Valley MedTech Collaborative is excited to convene a group of like-minded innovators to address our most pressing medtech and business questions. Space is limited - register early. Register Here.
The Upper Valley MedTech Collaborative is holding a Pitch event on Thursday, October 22 from 5-7 PM. Six medical device companies located in the Upper Valley will have an opportunity to pitch their products to a panel of judges. This is an opportunity for companies to network and receive important feedback from fellow innovators in the medtech space. Each company will have 10 minutes to present and answer questions from the judges. Judges and audience will "Shark Tank" style vote on a first and second place winner.