Tufts MedStart is a healthcare conference with a mission of helping attendees turn ideas into action. This year's conference, themed “Connected: The Future of MedTech,” will focus on the various ways digital medical technologies are changing healthcare in the community and at the bedside. The event will be held on December 3rd, 2016 at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. The goal of MedStart is to help foster ideas in entrepreneurship through various themes including healthcare policy, technology startups, innovation, biotechnology, and patient interaction with technology.
The History of MedStart
MedStart is a Tufts University School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Professional Degree student-run organization founded by Mayur Patel, Brian Like, and Eric Schwaber. The organization is dedicated to the cultivation and advancement of global entrepreneurship in healthcare. We support the research, development, and business implementation of disruptive innovations and technologies that improve the quality and productivity of healthcare delivery. MedStart strives to encourage future physicians and the healthcare community at large to keep an open mind and facilitate exposure to a wide array of innovations in the field.
Past events have focused on medical education and healthcare innovation through healthcare-oriented hackathons, healthcare startup showcases, and industry expert panelists and keynote speakers. Our goal is to tackle a new challenge each year and to promote collaboration across the many sectors of the healthcare system.
The MedStart Team
Our team of current Tufts medical and graduate students:
Do you have an idea for an app that will help patients communicate better with physicians? Are you already drawing plans for a medical device that will help people better manage their health?
In coordination with our upcoming conference Connected: The Future of Med Tech, MedStart is hosting a pitching competition for teams with fresh ideas in medical technology. Teams with ideas or pre-startup phase businesses are invited to apply. Interested teams should submit:
1. Five minute video making their pitch
2. Business plan (up to three pages) with details of your proposal