Transforming Equity and Access in Medtech (TEAMFund) is an organization that combines a non-profit side with an impact fund limited partnership, with a shared aim to expand access to affordable, appropriate and sustainable medical technologies that address unmet health needs in the world’s most resource-constrained populations. TEAMFund is co-founded and co-chaired by Timothy Ring, former CEO of Bard, and Kathryn Gleason, former senior partner at Morgan Lewis, and counts among their members the leading medtech companies worldwide.
ICPD’s Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program
In conjunction with The MedTech Conference 2020, AdvaMed member companies will sponsor a training session for the Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Medical Technology (SMDP MedTech). The year-long mentoring program benefits baccalaureate and graduate students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the MedTech industry, including Hispanic Americans, Pacific Islanders, African Americans and Native Americans. Attending students are interested in careers in the medical technology industry. Scholars are paired with industry mentors who are executives at medical device, medical technology and consumer healthcare companies. Scholars learn about career opportunities in industry and receive career development coaching and also attend The MedTech Conference. For more information about SMDP MedTech please contact Scott May at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit icpdprograms.org.
MedTech Color (MTC) is envisioned to be the destination for leaders of color in the life-saving medical device industry. We have three objectives: (1) Build and support a community of decision makers (2) Increase the number of people of color who enter and stay in MedTech as founders of companies and practitioners within the industry (3) Add value to the MedTech industry through thought leadership. Our invitation-only breakfast, held in conjunction with the world’s largest medical device conference, targets top leaders from within the MedTech industry including investors, company executives, and major law firm partners. Participants will learn more about MTC and how to execute strategies in meaningful ways to advance the representation of people of color in MedTech.
MedTech Innovator is the industry’s nonprofit global competition and accelerator for medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of patients by accelerating the growth of companies that are transforming the health care system. This year, the top 50 companies of the MedTech Innovator 2020 competition will participate in the MedTech Innovator Showcase, an on-stage interactive program held on the exhibit hall floor of The MedTech Conference. Four finalists will be selected to compete for the grand prize during the finals competition, and the audience will vote in real time for the MedTech Innovator 2020 grand prize winner. Learn more
The mission of MVPvets is to assist, and prepare, transitioning military veterans for meaningful employment in life science companies. With new health applications, and innovative consumer products being discovered and created daily, opportunities to support the science, technology, engineering, mathematics or business functions of life science organizations are vast. MVPvets brings veterans, mentors and employers together, through job matching, one-on-one mentoring, online learning and on-the-ground career-building endeavors. For more information, please visit: mvpvets.org
WEN is an international organization that elevates women in medtech by amplifying and connecting regional organizations to benefit patients, employees and industry. WEN and its partner organizations will be onsite to facilitate conversations that bring together diverse perspectives in pursuit of a better health care ecosystem. To learn more about WEN and its partners, visit advamed.org/WEN.