FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (July 13, 2016)
Contact: Erik Greenfield, Communications Manager, 608-443-1952 (office), 608-669-7884 (cell)
MADISON – Today the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of the HealthTech Capitol website – healthtechcapitol.com – as part of an initiative dedicated to establishing Greater Madison as the world-class leader for health innovation by allowing companies to leverage a density of talent, capital and mentoring.
“With a robust ecosystem of world-class research, the market leader in electronic medical records, entrepreneurs and a strong network of payers and providers, Greater Madison is already a leader in health innovation,” said Chamber President Zach Brandon. “HealthTech Capitol will help build on these strengths by supporting companies and talent in our region and building an infrastructure that will amplify our health discoveries to the world.”
HealthTech Capitol represents a scaling of efforts begun in 2012 by entrepreneurs to make Greater Madison the best place to start and grow a health technology company. The effort brought together a group of emerging healthtech companies and providers from the Madison area, including HealthX Ventures, Moxe, Healthfinch, Forward Health Group and Wellbe, among others. HealthTech Capitol is sponsored by Godfrey and Kahn, with support from UW Health and CUNA Mutual Group.
“Having built a Madison-based healthtech business and venture capital fund focused on investing in making health care safer, more affordable and more effective, I know this region is in a unique position when it comes to health technology,” said Madison HealthTech Capitol Chair Mark Bakken, the founder of HealthX Ventures and co-founder and former CEO of Nordic Consulting. “With the right vision and resources, there is no limit to the impact our region can have in solving global health challenges.”
Membership in HealthTech Capitol is offered as an added benefit of Chamber membership. Members will benefit from collective marketing and branding, as well as event programming and exclusive networking opportunities. You can apply for Chamber membership here: http://member.greatermadisonchamber.com/member/newmemberapp
About the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce:
The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business with nearly 1,300 organizations – ranging from one-person shops to corporations with more than 9,500 employees – working to bring the Greater Madison area to its full potential. The Greater Madison region is a leader in innovation. From cutting-edge technologies to distinctive retail shops to inventive services and products, our members vary greatly but are united by the region’s entrepreneurial spirit. More information can be found at greatermadisonchamber.com.