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Digital health is empowering us to better track, manage, and improve our own and our family’s health. It’s also helping to reduce inefficiencies in healthcare delivery, improve access, reduce costs, increase quality, and make medicine more personalized and precise.

Entrepreneurs should not dismiss the healthcare sector when brainstorming the next big idea. It’s a space that is ripe for disruption and technology is what will fuel that innovation.

In the same vein, investors can’t afford to ignore this space. If they want big returns, they need to invest in startups that have big potential. And there arguably isn’t anywhere better than healthcare right now.


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On April 22 the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) tackles the topic with a Digital Health panel discussion that will highlight buyers and sellers in this sector.

Moderated by PwC’s Ian Heine, the digital health panel will include Dr. Brendan Byrne of TELUS Health, Nadeem Kassam of Zynik Capital Corporation (founder of Basis Science which was recently acquired by Intel), Richard Osborn of RecapHealth Ventures, and Dr. Paul Terry of PHEMI Health Systems.

The April event will also mark the launch of the VEF’s new Lightning Pitches segment. The VEF kicks off each event with a series of 100-second pitches from entrepreneurs leading early-stage companies, high potential innovators and non-profit organizations supporting entrepreneurs.

Up to five presenters have a chance to promote their venture, funding initiative or collaboration goals and will be vetted by VEF Board member and Vanedge Capital Principal Amy Rae. Learn more about the lightning pitch application process online.