A place for startup entrepreneurs to meet in Pune
Over the last two years, the United States investment market has seen in excess of $1 Billion per year in investment capital going to fund healthcare technology start-ups that are entering the marketplace to solve new emerging business problems among American hospitals and physician practices. This talk will discuss the patterns of what type of companies are being financed and what Allscripts, the global healthcare IT firm, is doing to partner and support those companies. What are healthcare start-ups pursuing in India, and is there an opportunity for American firms to introduce their innovations into the Indian market or, conversely, for Indian firms to enter the American market? The second part of the presentation will be a discussion on this opportunity, and all perspectives from healthcare entrepreneurs familiar with the start-up scene in India are welcome to share their advice and insights.
About the Discussion Leader:
Mr. Jacob Plummer is a vice-president of business development for the global healthcare information technology firm Allscripts, which is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois where he manages strategic partnerships with companies that are focused on emerging priorities within value-based or accountable care healthcare, including chronic disease management, scheduling, wellness, and use of new form factors and communication modalities such as mobile solutions, voice recognition, and video technology. Mr. Plummer is involved in a variety of healthcare and social interest programs. He serves on an advisory board for the School of Health Sciences at Kaplan University, is a Director on the Fund Board of Directors for the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), and serves on a panel for the Institute of Medicine, a division of the National Academy of Sciences. The Institute of Medicine panel is focused on advancing solutions to key challenges in "value-driven" health by leveraging expertise in health information technology. Jacob has been and continues to be active in the healthcare entrepreneurship ecosystem. He is a mentor at the New York-based "StartUp Health" healthcare accelerator, and is a regular speaker at events for Chicago Health 2.0, an Illinois non-profit, and appeared most recently on a panel at the Chicago office of Google, Inc. along with co-speakers from Silicon Valley Bank and Rock Health. He was also most recently published by The Health Care Blog, a website on healthcare innovation that the Wall Street Journal called "The leading insider voice in the field" with an article titled "What a Bay Area Start-Up Can Teach Us about the Future of Healthcare IT." Jacob is on the Advisory Board for Purple Binder, a Chicago-based company that is a "one-stop shop for social services and safety net programs" and is a "Big Sibling" in Chicago's Horizons for Youth Program whose mission is to partner with dedicated families to help children recognize and achieve their full potential. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters in Healthcare Public Policy (MPP), both from The University of Chicago.