For many of Wisconsin’s tech startups, the legacy of Lambeau Field includes more than Super Bowl wins. Since 2013, the iconic Green Bay stadium has been home to the OnRamp Healthcare Conference, a day-long event connecting executives, clinicians, investors and entrepreneurs working to increase access to, and reduce the cost of, quality health care. This year’s event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19.
What makes OnRamp Healthcare and the other events in the OnRamp Conference Series unique is the support offered to startups. In addition to dedicated networking and venture capital spaces, the conference acts like a micro–business accelerator by organizing one-on-one pitch sessions between entrepreneurs and health care executives and innovators.
Though the startup track is full, individual tickets are still available for the other tracks, and registration is still open for corporate groups interested in developing, promoting and investing in health care innovation. Attending organizations can meet with selected startups about potential partnerships and investment opportunities in a private, box-level suite. Corporate registration also includes a VIP stadium tour and an invitation to a pre-conference dinner on Tuesday, June 18.
The 2019 keynote by Anish Chopra, president of health care analytics and data consultancy CareJourney, will focus on health care leadership and what it means in an era of open data. With a full lineup of speakers, other scheduled session topics include best practices for corporate/startup collaboration, aligning hospital system and health plan incentives, and using technology to avoid clinician burnout.
OnRamp Healthcare is presented by the Wisconsin Medical Society and its Wismed Assure initiative, aimed at improving the health of Wisconsin’s residents by supporting and strengthening physicians’ ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment. Other regional participating sponsors include Advocate Aurora Health, Bemis Manufacturing Co., CliftonLarsonAllen, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, GE Healthcare, HSA Bank, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern Mutual, Optum and TitletownTech.
The OnRamp series is a program of Madison-based Gener8tor, one of the nation’s leading tech startup accelerators. The series provides entrepreneurs at all stages of development access to corporate leaders and investors in the health care, insurance, manufacturing and retail sectors.