$10 Million Crowdfunder Pebble Joins MedStartr For Panel 7/27 at mHealth World Congress

Eric Migicovsky of Kickstarter success and Alex Fair of just-launched MedStartr the first crowdfunding platform for healthcare companies, is joining forces with mHealthcon to present a panel July 27th at 11:30 am at The Colonnade Hotel.
By: Sperlingreene
 
July 23, 2012 - PRLog -- Eric Migicovsky, made famous by the recent runaway Kickstarter success of the Pebble smartwatch and Alex Fair, CEO of just-launched MedStartr (www.medstartr.com), the first crowdfunding platform designed for healthcare companies, is joining forces with event producer mHealthcon to present a leading-edge panel  July 27th at 11:30 am in The Huntington Suite rat The Colonnade Hotel. The panel is titled “Funding From The Crowd that Cares: How Crowd Funding From Patients and Providers is Driving mHealth Innovation.” Moderated by Alan Brody,author of "Are You Fundable?", the panel will feature leaders in this newest form of funding including:

Eric Migicovsky, founder of Pebble Technology, made famous a record-breaking $10 million raise from 69,000 people on Kickstarter. The company recently announced a fitness app, Runkeeper.

Alex Fair Co-Founder, MedStartr; Organizer of 2,000-member Health 2.0 NYC.. Launched this month, MedStartr.com is the first healthcare focused crowdfunding platform.  Medstartr connects healthcare innovations with the people who care about them most, doctors and patients, as well as strategic partners to provide matching funds.

Candace Klein, Co-chair, Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), the leading advocacy group for the crowdfunding industry, and CEO of two successful startup companies: Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend, a new platform that connects business borrowers seeking loans with lenders.

Ambar Bhattacharyya, Vice President in Bessemer Venture Partners’ Cambridge, MA office. He focuses on investments in early- and growth-stage healthcare companies. He has been closely involved in investments in Verastem (IPO), OvaScience, Liazon, Fractyl Laboratories, and Accuvein.

For interviews and private meetings, contact Steven Greene at Steve@MedStartr.com or 917-656-1837.

Information on MedStatr can be found at http://www.medstartr.com.
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