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Upcoming Events

Dev and UX Pro Bono work on Healthcare Startup Ideas!!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
5:30 PM
 to 7:30 PM

Venue: Prime Digital Academy, 301 4TH AVE S., SUITE 577 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55415

Do you have an idea or need for UX or Dev work on your project?Are you interested in learning more about possibilities for Dev and UX support? Prime Digital Academy is looking for projects for its students to work on!!!

Join at Prime for a networking/informational event!

5:30 pm Networking/Food and Drinks
6:15 pm Short Informational Discussion
6:45 pm Networking/Food and Drinks

Excited to see everyone! Get out of the cold and come hang in a beautiful downtown space with smart, creative innovative healthcare thinkers!!!

Here is a little more about Prime!

Founded in 2014, Prime Digital Academy is working to make technical training more accessible and more human for everyone through an accelerated and immersive full-stack coding and user experience school.

Prime’s holistic approach to learning means every student gains the support and tools to succeed, all in an environment that thrives on curiosity and empathy and feels like family. Our thoughtful curriculum teaches the latest technologies and processes through project-based learning with real-world clients—all tailored to your unique learning style.

We believe diverse, bright and driven minds can generate real change through software.

Government Funding for Startups – Competitive  SBIR/STTR Grants 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Venue: Fathom Consulting – 108 N Washington Ave #400 Minneapolis, MN

Join Healthcare.MN on January 21, as we introduce the NSF SBIR/STTR grant process and resources you can tap into in Minnesota to develop winning applications.For over 40 years, America’s Seed Fund powered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) (NSF SBIR/STTR) has helped startups develop their ideas and bring them to market. They fund up to 400 companies each year. Phase I grants max out at $256K and Phase II grants at $1.7M.NSF uses these criteria to determine which projects to fund:

Transformative: Your innovation could make a difference to people worldwide or revolutionize an industry.
High-risk: Your product is based on unproven technology that needs further testing (and funding for that testing).
Market pull: You have evidence that your product or service could meet an important, unmet need for your customers.
Scale: If you successfully bring your product or service to market, it could form the foundation for a scalable business and make a large impact in your target market.

The Minnesota SBIR/STTR Assistance Office (MNSBIR) is a resource providing free and confidential assistance to Minnesota firms looking to access SBIR/STTR funding. You will hear from Pat Dillon, Director of MNSBIR, about their operations and how you can benefit from their services.

You will also hear from John Prichard, Cofounder and Lead Design Engineer from HabitAware. HabitAware, a local startup was awarded a $225K NSF SBIR Grant in December 2019 – HabitAware’s 2nd SBIR Grant in 2 years. He will give us insights on their product and how to develop a winning grant!


5:30-6:00 : Sign-in, Networking and Food
6:00-7:00 : Moderated Session
7:00-7:30 : Networking


Minnesota Healthcare Accelerators

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Venue: Worrell – 1414 Marshall St NE · Minneapolis, MN

Join us on December 11th for’s final 2019 event featuring Healthcare Accelerators in Minnesota!

The focus of this event will be for members to hear first hand from the accelerators!

What do they do?
How do they interact with startups and founders in Minnesota?
How do startups/founders apply and participate in these programs?

We will have a panel of speakers from a variety of Healthcare-focused Accelerators in the Twin Cities.

Panel Speakers include:

Diane Rucker Executive Director at University Enterprise Laboratories
Kate Evinger Program Manager at gBeta
Pete Nelson Program Manager at UnitedHealthcare Accelerator
Casey Shultz Director of Twin Cities Startup Week at Beta.MN

6:00-6:30 PM Doors Open, Food & Drinks Available
6:30-7:30 PM Panel
7:30-8:00 PM Open Networking

Meet Healthcare.MN team at Healthcare Startup & Enterprise Entanglement

Thursday, October 10, 2019

8:00 am – 11:00 am

Venue: Optum Technology, 13625 Technology Dr · Eden Prairie, MN

Come meet team members, including our new Chief Facilitator Patrick Parker at the MinneAnalytics Healthcare Startup & Enterprise Entanglement Extravaganza. If you haven’t registered for the MinneAnalytics event yet here is the link:

How to find us:

Healthcare.MN will have a table another with other organizations from the Healthcare Technology Community.

2019 Digital Health Innovation Panel

Monday, September 23, 2019

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Venue: McNamara Alumni Center, 200 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN, 55455


Join us on September 23th for a panel discussion to learn about the digital health technology work done by corporate healthcare innovation teams in the Twin Cities and how they are supporting the thriving startup ecosystem. We will focus on current and future trends, emerging technologies and applications, and the synergy between innovation teams and entrepreneurs.

We will be hosting several speakers from the corporate innovation teams including:

Sandra Nagale – Senior Manager, Digital Health IT | Boston Scientific
David Giannino – Director of Strategy | Medtronic
Pat Keran – Vice President, Product & Innovation | UnitedHealthcare

This panel of experts will provide their insights into the healthcare startup community, the opportunities present for healthcare entrepreneurs, and the corporate support system available to these businesses.

5:30-6PM Doors Open, Food & Drinks Available
6-7PM Panel
7-7:30PM Open Networking

Parking: There are three ramps close to McNamara Alumni Center, University Avenue Ramp, Washington Avenue Ramp, and Oak Street Ramp. There is limited street parking near the Alumni Center.

Note: After 6PM guests will have to enter through the door closest to the University RecWell Gym. There will be signs directing guests to the correct door.

2019 Overview of Healthcare Innovation Projects in Minnesota

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Venue: Schulze Hall (University of St. Thomas – Minneapolis Campus)

46 S 11th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403


Past Events Happy Hour

June 12, 2018

6:00 – 7:00 pm


323 N. Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

MNtal Health in TC: Speaking Up About Being Down

May 7, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Fathom Consulting

108 N. Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Precision Medicine vs. Population Health: Working Towards a Common Goal

April 11, 2018

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Treehouse Health

2018 Overview of Healthcare Innovation Projects in Minnesota

February 26, 2018

5:30 – 8:30 pm

McNamara Alumni Center

New Developments in Sports Medicine Technology

January 29, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 pm

The Nerdery 5- Year Anniversary Party

October 9, 2017

3:30 pm


Twin Cities Startup Week 17′

Emerging Technology and Healthcare

October 9, 2017

12:15 pm


Twin Cities Startup Week 17′

Change[Health] Pitch Competition

October 9, 2017

9:00 am

Impact Hub

Twin Cities Startup Week 17′

Nerd Therapy Minneapolis: Patient Centered Design

September 26, 2017

7:30 am

The Nerdery


Graveti Fireside Chat

August 7, 2017

5:30 pm

CoCo Northeast


Zipnosis Happy Hour

July 10, 2017

5:30 pm



InnovateHER Minnesota Challenge

May 31, 2017

5:30 pm

Fathom Consulting


Health IoT – The Future of Connected Health

5-18 Promo Image

May 18, 2017

6:00 pm

Spyder Trap -1625 Hennepin Ave #100, Minneapolis, MN 55403, Minneapolis, MN


AI in Healthcare


April 10, 2017

5:30-7:30 pm

Fredrikson & Byron – 200 S 6th St, Suite 4000, Minneapolis, MN


Read the recap.

A Healthcare Bill You Can Understand

March 6, 2017

5:30-7:30 pm

Bradshaw Building – 108 N. Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis, MN


Join at the new digs of Fathom Consulting (formerly known as Evantage) as we learn more about the challenges most consumers face when they receive a bill in the mail, and the  process Fathom Consulting took to create a more understandable billing statement.

Read the recap.

2017 Overview of Healthcare Innovation Projects in Minnesota


February 6, 2017

5:30-8:30 pm



To kick off 2017, we’re giving Minnesota’s healthcare scene an opportunity showcase what they are working on this year.

Come hear short talks from MN healthcare powerhouses, as well as informal 60 second pitches from about 25 startups.

Are you a startup or working on a cool project? Click here to pitch at the event!

Trickle-Up Healthcare Innovation: Lessons from the developing world


January 9, 2017

5:30-7:30 pm

Spyder Trap


Trickle-up or “jugaad” innovation are terms referring to an innovation seen first, or likely to be used first, in the developing world before spreading to the industrialized world. Jugaad innovation is a mindset and methodology used by individual innovators and companies alike to find high value, low cost and accessible solutions in healthcare and beyond.

Many individuals and organizations increasingly see the ingenuity of innovations born in resource-constrained environments for their ability to meet needs, produce at a low cost, and scale quickly.

This panel of speakers from international health organizations and business units and research/consulting organizations will discuss how they exchange ideas with, and learn from, their partners in economically developing countries and communities – and why incorporating this knowledge is more important than ever before.

Happy Hour


December 5, 2016

5:30-7:30 pm



Join the for drinks, celebration, and conversation.

Mapping Minnesota Healthcare Innovation


November 7, 2016

5:30-8:30 pm



The goal of this event is to collectively map out Minnesota’s healthcare innovation ecosystem in order to reduce the barriers to starting, building, or scaling a healthcare startup or innovative project. We want to make strategic connections for you, regardless of your stage. Together, we will create a living, breathing document that will be accessible to all!

The event will include story tellers, match-made networking, and activities that will demonstrate the breadth of our community, and identify real gaps and opportunities for improvement.

See past events here