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How to Grow a Healthcare Tech Company

K&L Gates
222 Sw Columbia St
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)



Starting and growing a successful healthcare tech company is uniquely challenging and difficult Join your peers and a panel of seasoned business leaders for real life lessons learned, best practices and ways to go about managing your health tech company for the greatest success. Find out how others are overcoming the challenges of regulatory compliance, financing, operations, new technologies and more. Panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception where you can connect with other leaders in Portland’s Healthcare technology community.

Panelists and Discussion Topics


Eric Hanson, MD, MPH, Founder and CEO, Tier 7 – Eric will share information on underutilized practices to build a long-term working relationship with the Department of Defense (DoD) and perspectives on obtaining non-dilutive growth funding from the DoD and DoD subcommands.


Frank Ille, Chief Executive Officer, HealthSaas – With three start-ups under his belt and leadership experience at Microsoft and Oracle, Frank will discuss best practices from an operational perspective. Market acceptance, branding, pricing, features and other key success factors all need to come together in the right mix for a successful healthcare product or service company. Frank will share how they have learned to put these complex pieces together and build strong customer relationships.

Chris Logan, Fund Manager, PSF Founders Group and Former CEO of Sweetspot Diabetes Care – Chris led Sweetspot Diabetes through an acquisition by DexCom in an all-stock deal valued at $8.5 million. Chis will discuss what made the company attractive to buyers and the steps he took to a successful exit.


Carol Pratt Ph.D., Partner K&L Gates LLP – Carolis an FDA attorney who’s practice focuses on regulatory issues associated with research, development and FDA requirements that apply to bio-medical and health products – Carol will talk about the FDA’s regulation of medical software, highlighting issues associated with mobile medical applications and cloud connectivity


John Torterici, Chief Executive Officer, Chart Solutions The evening will end with a cocktail reception. Please note, space is limited so register today!

Event Details:

When: Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Time: 4:30 – 7:15 PM | 4:30 Check-in | 4:45 Panel | 6:00 Reception

Where: K&L Gates LLP, One SW Columbia Street, Suite 1900, Portland, OR 97258

Cost: $25 TAO Members | $35 Nonmembers