The submission deadline in the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge was yesterday at midnight, by which time the online competition had received 45 total submissions. The competition, hosted by Medstro, the social network for physicians, has now entered the “Crowd Voting Phase” during which anyone may visit the site to vote for their favorite submissions.
The top five submissions will be invited to present their ideas in front of a live audience at Google’s Cambridge Headquarters in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts on February 25. This gala event will feature hot & cold hors d’oeuvres, craft beers and wine, demonstrations of prototype wearables from Boston-area academic medical researchers, a keynote by Boston Scientific founder, inventor and international speaker John Abele, and, of course, the main event—a live “Shark Tank”-style pitch-off where the finalists will vie to impress our live panel of judges to win $50,000 in prizes. Google’s Google Fit and Google Cloud Platform will also be showing off their latest technologies.
Tickets for the live event are now available but are limited. Last year’s event at Google sold out and had a waiting list of over 100 people, so if you are planning to attend you should reserve your tickets as soon as possible. The ticketing website is hosted at Eventbrite, at this URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-scientific-remote-patient-monitoring-challenge-tickets-17945169485.
Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.
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