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Our events are where the magic happens.

Find co-founders, mentors, investors, and best friends while enjoying a beer and learning something new.

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In the time of COVID-19, when we are practicing social distancing to play our part in responding to the pandemic, Healthcaremn will continue to look for programming opportunities to keep our members engaged.

Upcoming Events

Walleye Tank: COVID-19 Showcase

Showcasing Innovators and Community Leaders Stepping Up to Conquer COVID-19 Challenges 

Virtual Event

May 15, 2020

3:00 – 5:00 PM

Join us as we collaborate with Walleye Tank to bring you the COVID-19 Showcase.

If you are looking to present please fill out your application by May 6th, 2020 here. If you are looking to attend virtually please register as soon as possible here as capacity may be limited.

More about the Event: This is a special edition of a life science startup tradition with Walleye Tank: COVID-19 showcase. Minnesota innovators and community leaders stepping up to conquer COVID-19 challenges in diagnosis, treatment and management will be highlighted.

UMN Medical School Dean Dr. Jakub Tolar will give an overview on UMN healthcare innovation and DEED Commissioner Steve Grove will provide brief remarks. Then 15 innovators and community leaders will tell their stories. The audience will be presented with various opportunities to help each of the leaders such as providing connections, mentoring, or funds.


Art Erdman, Coventor product at UMN

Dr. Michael Joyner, Convalescent Plasma Therapy at Mayo

UMN Genomics Center


UMN Aerosol Hood Team

UMN Flow Field Lab

Checkable Medical
Thermal DX LLC



In-Control Technologies LLC

Lead for Minnesota

Sprout MN



Mobility 4 All, GBC

This event is organized by Mayo Office of Entrepreneurship and University of Minnesota Technology Commercialization and sponsored by the University of Minnesota Medical School and Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship with promotional support provided by The Medical Alley Association and Launch Minnesota. Happy Hour

June 12, 2018

6:00 – 7:00 pm


323 N. Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Past Events

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

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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