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Healthcare Innovation Event to Feature Steve Epner, Showcase of Local Entrepreneurs at Mercy Virtual Care Center

Come discover cutting-edge healthcare innovations alongside St. Louis entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals and business leaders at the Healthcare Innovation: Trends and Developing Technologies event March 23 at the Mercy Virtual Care Center.

Co-hosted by BioSTL, CET and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), the event will feature Steve Epner of The Startup Within, a panel discussion, and a showcase of St. Louis healthcare entrepreneurs.

“It’s really a great opportunity to meet other people who are interested in staying at the cutting edge of healthcare innovation, and to get some insight into how that impacts career advancement,” Christy Maxfield, Cortex’s CET Director of Entrepreneur Development Services, said.

Epner will explore how professionals can cultivate entrepreneurial mindsets from wherever they are, and afterward a panel composed of representatives from ITEN, SixThirty-Cyber, the VR/AR Association, BioSTL, and others will discuss trends and developing technologies in areas such as cybersecurity, virtual and augmented reality, and pharma/medical device/biotech.

Maxfield said the Mercy Virtual Care Center is a great venue for the event.

“The Mercy Virtual Care Center is where the hospital is pioneering all of its virtual medicine technology, so it’s a chance to be in that space,” Maxfield said. “It’s also a chance to hear from regional leaders about innovation, and to meet up with about a dozen healthcare startups. We’re going to have them in for a showcase where attendees can check out firsthand what healthcare entrepreneurship looks like today.”

The Healthcare Innovation: Trends and Developing Technologies event is open to all, with a focus on equipping women with knowledge about healthcare innovations and entrepreneurial skills.

“It’s really about how we can help advance career development, and also how we can position women business professionals to be leaders within their organizations,” Maxfield said.

The event will be held March 23 at Mercy Virtual Care Center. Tickets are available here.