Sign up for MEDVIA’s mission to the US by 5 August

MEDVIA’s Say Yes to the US internationalization series is culminating with a mission to the US

When and where?
17-19 October: Hub visit, New York City and New Jersey
20-24 October: HLTH US Conference, Las Vegas

Who can join the mission?

MEDVIA is organizing a mission to New York/New Jersey and Las Vegas this autumn. Our ongoing Say Yes to the US series offers advice from American experts and Flemish companies on how European health innovators can enter the US market and thrive. Now we’re implementing this advice by giving you a foot in the door!

Everyone interested in connecting with US investors and the US market is welcome to join us, especially those who participated in the MEDVIA course Say yes to the US. We welcome healthtech, medtech and digital health companies as well as hospitals and university tech transfer officers to join us on our mission to the United States.

What’s in it for you?

This is a unique opportunity if you are:

  • Looking for investors who are less risk-averse
    If you are seeking bold investors who are always on the lookout to support innovative ventures, the mission to NYC is for you.
  • Wanting to connect with the strongest healthtech hubs in the world
    Join us to tap into the vast network and resources available in the leading healthtech hubs of NYC and NJ.
  • Aiming to break into the US market and meet investors?
    If you’re ready to expand your business and connect with nationwide investors, join us in Las Vegas! Don’t miss out on this chance to take your start-up or established company to new heights! HLTH USA is the place to be.

New York

The first part of the mission offers companies a golden opportunity to pitch to American investors who are less risk-averse and have already put Flemish biotech on the market. We aim to replicate this success for our healthtech ecosystem! While their investment might be secure, your pitch must be exceptional, showcasing not only the potential for significant returns but also the robustness and viability of your business model

Our pitching event will provide ample opportunities to talk and connect with investors and American entrepreneurs offering a platform to showcase your innovative ideas and solutions. If you wish to pitch your company, please register for the mission by 5 August and email your non-confidential slide deck to MEDVIA. A selection of candidate companies will be chosen to pitch, depending on the available slots.

Additional benefits for attendees:

  • Networking Opportunities
    Connect with NYC and NJ entrepreneurs as well as some of the companies featured in our Say Yes to the US sessions.
  • Incubator Visits
    Visit an interesting (and affordable!) incubator in NYC and participate in a panel discussion with its European resident companies.
  • Financial Incentives
    Gain insights into the many financial incentives available in both NJ and NY for digital and healthtech innovations.

Las Vegas

The second part of the mission focuses on the massive HLTH conference in Las Vegas. HLTH is the number-one must-attend event in healthcare, hosted at a fantastic venue that brings together 10,000+ healthtech and healthcare entrepreneurs, investors, payers, providers, buyers, care providers,and government bodies. 

This global event is an unparalleled opportunity for networking and learning. The crème de la crème of healthtech investors will be at HLTH Las Vegas and you will have the opportunity to schedule 1-1 meetings with them.

What to Expect:

  • Maximum Visibility
    MEDVIA will have a booth, providing our companies with maximum visibility and a prime platform for networking.
  • Global Reach
    HLTH is expected to attract some 12,000 attendees and feature up to 300 speakers, making it a truly global event.

Preliminary program:

17 October

  • AM – Travel from Brussels to NYC
  • PM – Networking reception and dinner at Flanders House, NYC, in collaboration with Flanders Investment & Trade – mingle and get connected!

18 October

  • AM – Pitching Event at Hudson Yards
  • Pitch your venture for US investors and business angels
  • Connect with US entrepreneurs and innovators
  • In collaboration with Crowell & Moring, StrtupBoost, HitLab, BioNY and BIONJ
  • Lunch
  • PM – Getting to know the NYC & NJ ecosystem (program development in progress)
  • Keynote by Piet Hinoul, Virtual Incision
  • Going New Jersey: digital health is key!
  • Transfer to Brooklyn (bus)
  • Visit BioBat incubator, connection with the NYC stakeholders including Suny Downstate, NYCEDC, Empire State Development, LifeSci NYC
    • Tour and Meetup with European residents at BioBat
  • Boat transfer to DUMBO, Brooklyn – breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan, Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island
  • Dinner and a short walk in DUMBO, one of the most Instagrammed neighborhoods in NYC, particularly for its stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and its picturesque cobblestone streets
  • Transfer to hotels (walk, boat, train or taxi)

19 October

  • Travel from NYC to Las Vegas

20 October

  • Welcome reception at HLTH
  • Partner program with Echalliance

21-23 October

  • HLTH conference
  • Booth at HLTH (Global Village)

24 October

  • Travel from Las Vegas to Brussels

How much will the mission cost?

  • NYC: €350 flat fee covering two lunches, two dinners, bus and boat transfers.
  • Las Vegas: €350 flat fee allowing you to use the MEDVIA booth and networking space for your meetings. Note: This does not include registration for the conference!

Air travel, lodging and the HLTH conference fee are NOT included in your ticket for the mission. Please consult the website of Flanders Investment & Trade for reimbursement of your air travel and lodging.

The mentioned fees are for MEDVIA members. For BioWin and Hub.Brussels members and non-members, please click “Get tickets” on the registration page.

Please check with MEDVIA for conference registration and lodging in Las Vegas. We have a special discounted rate for the HLTH conference, as well as a limited amount of discounted hotel rooms. Registering by 5 August is essential.

We recommend setting aside some €1,000 (per person) for travel and accommodation for New York, and some €4,000 (per person) for travel, accommodation and event fees for Las Vegas.

How do I find out more?

To discuss your potential participation on the mission, please contact Liz Renzaglia. Don’t delay … you must register for the mission by 5 August

We will also host a pre-mission session in September for everyone who has registered.

How do I register?

Register for the mission here by 5 August

Original post 24 June 2024
Updated 17 July 2024