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Medical Funding Professionals - Supporting Sponsor

Helping Medtech Startups Raise Capital

We help founders and senior executives keep control of your company while raising up to $75M using Regulation A+. Our Capital Planning Valuation Strategy™ maps out an approach that takes advantage of the democratization of capital and markets your company during the fundraising process, increasing visibility to potential customers and partners. Let us show you how someone else can run your raise while you run your company.

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KoreConX - Supporting Sponsor

Founded in 2016, KoreConX is the first secure, All-In-One platform that manages private companies' capital market activity and stakeholder communications. With an innovative approach and to ensure compliance with securities regulations and corporate law, KoreConX offers a single environment to connect companies to the capital markets and now secondary markets. Additionally, investors, broker-dealers, law firms, accountants and investor acquisition firms, all leverage our eco-system solution. For investor relations and fundraising, the platform enables private companies to share and manage corporate records and investments: it assists with portfolio management, capitalization table and shareholder management, virtual minute book, security registration, transfer agent services, and virtual deal rooms for raising capital. The All-In-One platform manages the full life cycle of digital securities, including their issuance, trading, clearing, settlement, management, reporting, corporate actions, and custodianship.

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Oscar Jofre
Oscar Jofre

Co-Founder, President/CEO

Peter Daneyko
Peter Daneyko

Managing Director Capital Market Partnerships

Dr. Kiran Garimella, PhD
Dr. Kiran Garimella, PhD

Chief Scientist & CTO

Regulation D Resources - Supporting Sponsor

Regulation D Resources ("RDR") was formed in 1999 to provide SEC Filing and Private Placement Offering preparation and execution support services to entrepreneurs and growing private companies.

Headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, RDR is one of the leading Regulation D, Regulation CF, and Regulation A+ filing preparation service providers in the United States with a comprehensive matrix of services that spans transaction structuring, offering preparation, assistance with SEC and State securities compliance, and access to the capital markets through RDR's broker-dealer relationships and FINRA broker-dealer resources.

Since 1999, RDR has assisted in the preparation of over 5,000 private placement offering transactions. The foundation of our company and services is predicted on one simple mission statement:

"Provide superior services to entrepreneurs and business professionals for the creation and execuation of Regulation D, Regulation CF, and Regulation A+ exempt offerings to aggregate private capital."

RDR has also been active in lobbying for changes in SEC regulations to enable issuers to execute offerings more effectively. Starting in 2002, RDR began lobbying for changes to the general solicitation statutes to allow issuers to engage in open solicitation of a Regulation D offering. The resulting 506(c) exemption created under the JOBS Act of 2012 was very similar to proposed changes RDR supported ten years earlier. RDR was also very supportive of the changes to the Regulation A program and the creation of the improved Regulation A+ and Regulation CF progrms.

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Douglas Ruark
Douglas Ruark

President

Nick Antaki, Esq
Nick Antaki, Esq

Corporate Counsel

Rialto Markets - Supporting Sponsor

Rialto Markets is a trusted ‘go to’ fully regulated broker dealer empowering companies to raise money through unrivalled expertise in crowdfunding and institutional investment.

Rialto Markets operate a fully compliant and unique secondary market trading platform for buying and selling shares in private companies.

Rialto Markets is a SEC and FINRA Regulated Broker Dealer (Rialto Primary) operating an Alternative Trading System (Rialto Secondary) for private securities including those issued as a Digital Asset Security. Rialto Primary supports companies issuing equity and debt securities through Reg A+, Reg CF, and Reg D exemptions. Rialto Markets is registered in all 50 states including those requiring a broker dealer to issue Reg A+ securities.

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Shari Noonan
Shari Noonan

CEO & Co-Founder

Joel Steinmetz
Joel Steinmetz

COO & Co-Founder

Lee E. Saba
Lee E. Saba

Head of Market Structure

Assurance Dimensions - Supporting Sponsor

Assurance Dimensions is a leading CPA firm in Florida. We offer assurance, tax and advisory services to private, public and nonprofit clients nationwide and internationally. We understand what business and nonprofits want and need— reliable financial information along with practical advice and clear communications. Our goal is to be a financial resource to our clients anytime they need us. To ensure clients receive the highest quality of service we hire experienced professionals from some of the world’s largest firms.  We help our clients reach their goals by providing national and international expertise with a personal touch.

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Scott Mattson, CPA
Scott Mattson, CPA

Chief Operating Officer, Audit Partner

Bennie Lewis, CPA
Bennie Lewis, CPA

President, Audit Partner

Uhuru Network - Gold Sponsor

Uhuru Network is a digital marketing firm that strives to leave you better than we found you.  Uhuru supercharges conversions, sales, and reviews in order to free you from stress, multi-tasking hassles, and indecision. You’ll want to call our team yours once you realize our “retained brains” are brimming with expertise, objectivity, and diversity that you won’t find anywhere else.  Uhuru specializes in Investor Acquisition services with the goal of building a comprehensive strategy to execute on bringing awareness and future investors to your company.

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Tommy Pasque
Tommy Pasque

Sales Director

Matthew Carpenter-Arevalo
Matthew Carpenter-Arevalo

VP of Global Operations

Fabian Riofrio
Fabian Riofrio

Client Success Manager

TMG360 Media - Gold Sponsor

Medtech Digital Media & PR

As influencers who share over 100 years of experience ingrained in the Healthtech industry and three decades of publicity and media outreach, we influence at the point you need it most. With limitless capabilities and resources across our sister companies, TMG360 Media integrates unparalleled access to industry decision-makers, a 4,000 sq ft. production studio, a team of dedicated Medtech publicists, and exclusive editorial coverage to influence mainstream media, policymakers, emerging companies, strategics, investors, payors and providers, clinicians, and consumers to look to your organization as the market leader.

When media meets Medtech, the opportunities to move health forward are limitless.

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Kristy Kennedy
Kristy Kennedy

Chief Operating Officer

Jamie Hurley
Jamie Hurley

Chief Executive Officer

Joe Mullings
Joe Mullings

Chairman of the Board

Veranex - Founding Sponsor

Veranex is the only truly comprehensive, global, tech-enabled service provider dedicated to the medical technology industry. Offering expert guidance from concept through to commercialization and across the development continuum, Veranex enables accelerated speed to market, controlled development costs, development risk mitigation, and accelerated market viability assessment. At every stage, Veranex customers realize efficiencies in cost and time while its integrated and comprehensive solutions unify the entire development process. 

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Lisa Carmel
Lisa Carmel

EVP Strategic Partnerships

Rob Kieval
Rob Kieval

EVP Strategic Partnerships

Luis Gutierrez
Luis Gutierrez

Chief Commercial Officer

Michael Neidert
Michael Neidert

VP Strategic Development

BioQuest - Founding Title Sponsor

Executive Search Professionals

We pioneered and built one of the first specialty medical technology executive search firms in the U.S. and have been identifying, assessing, and placing outstanding executives for more than 30 years. In rapidly emerging markets, we believe that great leadership transforms people and organizations. We have earned a reputation for understanding company cultures and exceeding our clients’ expectations with expert assessment and insight. Not only are we seasoned consultants and executive recruiters, we have also held leadership positions in healthcare start-ups and global firms delivering new medical technologies and novel solutions to patients.

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Roger Anderson
Roger Anderson

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Dave Mildrew
Dave Mildrew

Managing Director

Kim Ennis
Kim Ennis

Managing Director

Peter Schineller
Peter Schineller

Managing Director

MRP - Title Sponsor

Powered by a trusted technology-driven side-by-side managed marketplace, MRP provides the world’s largest selection of new and pre-owned medical equipment, pharma, supplies and managed services from the medtech industry’s top companies. We help medical providers streamline operations, generate new revenue, and even lower equipment and supply costs with our team of qualified, in-house experts ready to assess your new or existing clinic.  

MRP also has the most advanced third-party biomedical refurbishment energy-based device facility in the world which will soon allow clinicians to safely, efficiently and under FDA governance, sell devices to one another.  Later MRP will be home to a fully, by discipline, vertically integrated community side-by-side managed marketplace for the medical device, pharma, supply, and managed services industry.

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Cheryl Adams
Cheryl Adams

Chief Strategy & Compliance Officer

Dale Koop
Dale Koop

Chief Science Officer

Barbara Cornish
Barbara Cornish

VP, Marketplace Business Development

Elodie Gourgeon
Elodie Gourgeon

Director of Revenue Operations

Alpha Lavin Advisors - Supporting Sponsor

Access to Capital and Advisory

Alpha Lavin Advisors focuses on helping early stage medical device, diagnostics, and digital health companies access capital from crossover funds, venture funds, and family offices. The firm also provides strategic and M&A advice.

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Sean Lavin
Sean Lavin

Founder

Dash Technologies - Supporting Sponsor

Growing leader in AI, ML and Data Science solutions

Dash provides Development as a Service (DaaS) for more than 10 years, focusing on MedTech startup companies. Dash delivers programming and coding on a project basis that connects AI+ML+Data Science to apps, websites, existing products and future concepts. Dash is ISO 9001 certified company and No.1 fasted growing private company in Columbus OH recognized by Inc 500 magazine.

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Amit Bhavsar
Amit Bhavsar

Founder & President

Mark Wallinger
Mark Wallinger

VP of Sales and Marketing

Sen Ram
Sen Ram

Vice President - Delivery & Innovation

Three Bridges M&C - Supporting Sponsor

Three Bridges M&C is a global medtech business development firm providing a comprehensive list of services to help startup and SMEs to identify business weaknesses/challenges and determine relevant solutions in order to create value and sustainable growth. Our team combines decades of experience with focus over innovations for clinicians and patients around the world. We have developed, driven regulatory approvals and commercialized globally a multitude of medical innovative technologies

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Cristiano Fontana
Cristiano Fontana

CEO & Founder

MedtechWomen - Supporting Sponsor

MedtechWomen is comprised of innovators from across the United States in varied aspects of the medical technology sector, including business leaders, financial investors, researchers, physicians, and experts in new product commercialization.

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Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles - Supporting Sponsor

Recognized for high-quality life sciences and health care solutions, Canada is home to a large pool of highly skilled life sciences professionals with a broad range of expertise. Canada offers an innovative environment for life sciences companies, with first-rate academic institutions, wide-reaching research networks, numerous partnership opportunities and low costs. Companies of any size that invest in research and development (R&D) in Canada can take advantage of the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program, Canada’s largest R&D program.

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Mohammad E. Kondri
Mohammad E. Kondri

Commissioner of Life Sciences Industry

Zaib Shaikh
Zaib Shaikh

Consul General

Access Strategy Partners - Supporting Sponsor

Access Strategy Partners Inc (ASPI) is a Healthcare Account Management and Strategy firm.  We accelerate successful market access into leading healthcare providers and supply chain organizations to drive new revenue for young medical companies with leading-edge technologies.

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Jim Walker
Jim Walker

President & Co-Founder

John Strong
John Strong

Chief Consulting Officer & Co-founder

Robert Phelps
Robert Phelps

COO & Co-Founder

Nancy Kerbs
Nancy Kerbs

Partner, VP Marketing

Kevin Donovan
Kevin Donovan

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Medmarc - Supporting Sponsor

Lifescience & Medical Industry Insurance

Medmarc is the leading expert in the products liability risks facing medical technology and life sciences companies.  Medical technology and life sciences companies are vulnerable to a variety of products liability risks that are unique to their industry. We understand these risks and specialize in providing insurance and risk management solutions designed to respond to the industry's particular needs.

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George Ayd
George Ayd

Vice President

Lynn Carney
Lynn Carney

Manager, Marketing

MCRA - Supporting Sponsor

CRO & Reimbursement Experts

MCRA is the leading industry-specialized CRO and integrated advisory firm that assists clients through the entire technology life cycle, from strategic planning through commercialization. MCRA's regulatory team, which includes many former FDA officials with combined agency and industry experience in the areas of cardiovascular, orthopedics, neurology, digital health and in-vitro diagnostics, provides best in class regulatory support.  MCRA's reimbursement team works with many early-stage companies to define and execute successful US reimbursement and market access strategies.  MCRA's CRO can fully execute clinical studies or provide support to companies as they take lead in study execution.  The MCRA team provides services to a wide range of organizations in the healthcare industry, including start-ups to the world's leading healthcare organizations.  The full suite of integrated advisory services helps augment internal capabilities and processes, as well as ensure the ability to overcome regulatory and reimbursement hurdles.

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David Lown
David Lown

President

Alyssa Howard
Alyssa Howard

Director, Business Development

Stradling - Founding Sponsor

Attorneys at Law

Our life science practice group counsels the companies driving innovation to improve human health. We provide sophisticated counsel to medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies at all stages of development, from early-stage entrepreneurial ventures through mature, global public companies. For the past ten years, Stradling has been selected as one of California’s leading life science law firms by Chambers & Partners, the premier ranking source for law firms and attorneys. Our life science team works with our employment, tax, litigation, real estate, intellectual property and mergers and acquisitions groups to provide the full spectrum of legal services to all of our clients.

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Jeff Estes
Jeff Estes

Shareholder

Marc Alcser
Marc Alcser

Shareholder

Scott Feuchter
Scott Feuchter

Director of Marketing

Azad Virk
Azad Virk

Shareholder

Brent Reinke
Brent Reinke

Shareholder

Greenlight Guru - Founding Sponsor

QMS Leaders

We live in a digitally connected era, and yet the existing tools being used by medical device teams to define, manage and monitor quality throughout the device lifecycle are increasingly disconnected. Through Greenlight Guru’s turn-key medical device quality management software platform and industry expertise, leading medtech startups are leveraging connected quality in order to launch new devices faster, streamline regulatory compliance and submissions, and scale their business into different markets with ease. Greenlight Guru's medical device quality management software is trusted by hundreds of emerging medtech companies all across the globe.

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Jon Speer
Jon Speer

Founder & VP of QA/RA

Nick Tippmann
Nick Tippmann

VP of Marketing

Triple Ring Technologies - Supporting Sponsor

Co-Development Partners

Triple Ring Technologies is a co-development company. We partner with clients, primarily in medtech and life sciences, to create new technologies, launch innovative projects, and start new ventures. Our capabilities span strategic investment, incubation, early R&D, product development, manufacturing, regulatory approval, and market access.  We have personnel nationwide, including offices in Silicon Valley & Boston.

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Alira Health - Supporting Sponsor

Strategy Consulting Leaders

Alira Health is an international patient-centric and technology-enabled advisory firm whose mission is to humanize healthcare. We work with healthcare and life sciences organizations looking for support across their entire solutions lifecycle. From development to medical care, we complement our clients’ expertise with a full spectrum of services including research and clinical development solutions, technology-powered consulting, and real-world evidence.  

Our integrated and multidisciplinary team of over 500 scientists, strategists, economists, clinicians, and biostatisticians collaborate across our North American, European, and Asian offices and advise 80% of the top 50% of MedTech companies and 50% of the top 50% of Pharma companies. 

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David Uffer
David Uffer

Senior Partner, VP MedTech

Chris Rao
Chris Rao

Vice President, Clinical Development

Knobbe Martens - Founding Sponsor

Intellectual Property Law

Knobbe Martens is an agent of innovation, providing clients worldwide with forward-focused intellectual property and technology law service and representation. We are one of the largest and fastest-growing IP law firms, with over 275 attorneys and scientists representing the complete spectrum of technologies and IP practice areas.

We combine unmatched technical and litigation expertise to deliver superior results in both transactional and contested matters, for both cutting-edge start-ups and established Fortune 500 companies. Our work spans fields ranging from physics to pharmaceuticals and entertainment to engineering.

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Proxima Clinical Research - Supporting Sponsor

Proxima works with emerging medical device companies across all phases of development. As a contract research organization, we organize our team in these distinct areas: regulatory and quality consulting and all-inclusive clinical trial services. Additionally, we provide capital and function as an accelerator for early stage MedTech companies via our sister company M1 MedTech.    

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Kevin Coker
Kevin Coker

Co-founder & CEO

Isabella Schmitt
Isabella Schmitt

Director of Regulatory Affairs

Matthew Wagener
Matthew Wagener

VP of Clinical Operations

PRIA Healthcare - Supporting Sponsor

Accelerating Healthcare Innovation

At PRIA Healthcare, we believe patients deserve to have access to—and insurance coverage for—the most innovative and scientifically proven medical devices, treatments, and procedures so they can receive the care their health and well-being depend on.

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Mike Simon
Mike Simon

Founder & CEO

Kelli Hallas
Kelli Hallas

Vice President, Reimbursement Strategy

Clay Schwabe
Clay Schwabe

Vice President, Business Development

Carl Zeiss Microscopy - Supporting Sponsor

ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions (RMS) is the world’s only one-top manufacturer of light, electron, X-ray and ion microscope systems and software that offers solutions for Biopharma and Biotech Scientists.  ZEISS has the most powerful portfolio of innovative technologies including automated workflows, multiplex microscopy solutions, machine learning, lab documentation, as well as cost-efficient image analysis in the cloud.

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Joseph Huff
Joseph Huff

Head of Marketing, North America

Alex Soell
Alex Soell

Head of Emerging Business, North America

IQVIA Medtech - Supporting Sponsor

IQVIA MedTech, part of IQVIA, is dedicated to supporting the needs of the Medical Device and In Vitro Diagnostics industry, from concept to patient.  IQVIA MedTech delivers powerful insights with speed and agility — enabling customers to accelerate the clinical development and commercialization of innovative solutions that improve healthcare outcomes for patients. Learn more at iqvia.com/medtechclinical.

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Brad Thomas
Brad Thomas

VP & Global Head of IQVIA MedTech Clinical Solutions

Emma Thomas
Emma Thomas

VP Business Development IQVIA MedTech Clinical Solutions

Chris Smyth
Chris Smyth

President IQVIA Biotech and MedTech

Leonhardt Ventures - Supporting Sponsor

Leonhardt Ventures LLC since 1982 has been developing medtech and biotech innovations. The team developed and patented the leading stent graft for aortic aneurysm repair and one of the leading percutaneous heart valve TAVR systems. They led the first non-surgical muscle stem cell repair of a human heart in the early 2000's. Since 2000 the focus has been on the convergence of bioelectrics and biologics for organ regeneration and healing in the areas of Heart & Cardiovascular, Brain, Aesthetics, Major Organ Regeneration and Cancer. Over 600,000 patients have been treated with Leonhardt inventions to date. Leonhardt has over 800 patent claims in the area of organ regeneration, recovery and support https://patents.justia.com/inventor/howard-j-leonhardt.  Leonhardt's Launchpads their innovation and startup launch accelerator arm with an R&D Lab in Irvine, California has over 30 startups/LTPs in its 2022 portfolio class all based on bioelectric and biologics based healing via a common core IP and technology platform just directed to different organs. 

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Dr. Patrick Griffith
Dr. Patrick Griffith

VP Cardiovascular Group

Kurt Kruger
Kurt Kruger

Chief Financial Analyst

Naglreiter - Supporting Sponsor

NAGLREITER™ Medical Device Development Organization (MDDO) brings leading edge medical technology to market through a talented staff of accomplished engineers and specialists. NAGLREITER™ offers product development support services with access to equipment, systems, or expertise – all or in part – to help you minimize your investment in capital equipment, business systems and human capital.

Clients can select from our four distinct ELEVATOR™ service offerings ranging from off-site project support to full incubation of their company, from conception to commercialization, at the NAGLREITER™ facility.

Unlike traditional OEM Manufacturers, NAGLREITER™ has no interest in locking you into long-term manufacturing contracts based on production volumes. Our interest lies in understanding your incubation program and exit strategy, allowing us to plan together how NAGLREITER™ can best serve your needs throughout the entire project lifecycle. The ELEVATOR™ business model allows each client to develop and foster an ongoing relationship based on exceptional medical design and cost-effective solutions.

Our sole focus here at NAGLREITER™ is to bring leading-edge medical technology ideas to life, through the work of our passionate associates. From neuro-catheter systems, robotic surgery devices and more, NAGLREITER™ truly shapes the future through the research, design, and commercialization of industry changing technology.

We are industry changers. A group of people that come together every day to work towards a better tomorrow for everyone.

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Brett Naglreiter, MSME
Brett Naglreiter, MSME

Chief Executive Officer

Tracie Davis
Tracie Davis

Vice President of Sysytems

Antonio Rubia
Antonio Rubia

Chief Financial Officer

William Garcia De Quevedo
William Garcia De Quevedo

Sales & Marketing Director

Veronica McDougall
Veronica McDougall

Vice President of Product Development

Brad Fricke
Brad Fricke

National Sales Manager

MedTech Color - Supporting Sponsor

MedTech color is an organization that aims to build a cohesive community of leaders of color in MedTech, increase the number of underrepresented executives who enter and stay in the industry and drive thought leadership.

In the fall of 2017, fifteen African-American leaders from the medical device industry met over dinner in San Jose, California. They had three topics of interest to discuss. First, they shared their stories of navigating the complexities of the industry as an ethnic minority. Their second aim was to explore what might be done to solve this problem. An industry serving hundreds of millions globally suffered from the lost learnings and insights from persons of color who are largely absent from high-level decisions. There is immense untapped potential of persons of color who either exit the industry early or never enter MedTech in the first place. Third, the group, made up of venture capitalists, large company executives, early-stage company CEOs, and top-tier service providers, recognized the need for a plan of action and set in place concrete steps to increase the number of persons of color who make a meaningful contribution the life-saving MedTech industry.
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Kwame Ulmer
Kwame Ulmer

Venture Partner - Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health

AdvaMed - Supporting Sponsor

AdvaMed is a trade association that leads the effort to advance medical technology in order to achieve healthier lives and healthier economies around the world. AdvaMed's member companies range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. The Association acts as the common voice for companies producing medical devices, diagnostic products and digital health technologies. AdvaMed powers The MedTech Conference, where the world’s top medtech executives will gather from October 24-26, 2022, in Boston, MA, for world-class plenary speakers, cross‑cutting educational programming, valuable networking and business development opportunities.

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Beth Perkins
Beth Perkins

Director, Business Development

Cecilia Lopez
Cecilia Lopez

Director, Marketing

Octane - Supporting Sponsor

Connecting People, Resources & Capital

Octane is the convening organization of the Southern California technology and medical technology business ecosystem by connecting people, resources and capital.  We will create 55,000 high paying technology jobs to Southern California by 2030 through our accelerator LaunchPad SBDC as well as our platform Octane Enterprise Solutions (OES). In addition, Octane hosts dozens of programs throughout the year and has direct access to capital.

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Capital Raise Agency - Gold Sponsor

Capital Raise Agency has helped tell the story of over 75+ issuers, while playing a part in over a billion dollars in capital raises since 2004. Capital Raise specializes in branding, messaging, media, content creation, and marketing for equity crowdfunding issuers. From building a unique story and message to producing award-winning video content and then getting that message out to with digital advertising, Capital Raise Agency handles every aspect of the investor acquisition process. 

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Dawson Russell
Dawson Russell

Founder & CEO

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