From the Road
The Azafran team continues to be active in virtual conferences, pitch days and online events
As we shift to attending and helping host virtual events, this dynamic continues to be a crucial element helping us to deliver on the Azafran investment thesis. Through this work, our team stays on top of the latest trends, companies and partner opportunities, especially away from the obvious venues in the world.
The Voice of Healthcare Summit
After attending last year’s excellent Voice of Healthcare Summit at the Harvard Medical School, the Azafran team was excited to attend this year, albeit virtually, and the quality of participants and speakers was just as high as in previous years. The Voice of Healthcare Summit examines the growing intersection between modern healthcare and voice-first technology. This year they brought together a powerful array of companies, educators and a strong audience at this timely juncture to examine how Voice is making all the difference in the Healthcare sector as we’ve discussed on the pages of this INSIGHTS edition.
Participants included sessions on Reducing Risk Through Hidden Data In Our Speech given by Henry O’Connell, CEO of Canary Speech, the keynote was Aesthetic Dental: Voice Technology in Private Practice During and After COVID-19 by Dr. Chithra Durgam, Founder, Aesthetic Dental, as well as Dr. Phillip Alvelda, CEO of Brainworks.ai.
Rebuild Upstate | Venture Connect
The Azafran team also attended Rebuild Upstate 2019. The focus of the one-day event was the Outlook for Healthcare. Moderated by Alex Zapesochny, publisher of the Rochester Beacon, the conference featured UNY healthcare leaders describing how they have confronted the pandemic, and what we need to keep functioning through the anticipated second wave.
MassChallenge Startup Showcase
The MassChallenge Virtual Startup Showcase is a hallmark event for the 200+ startups participating in MassChallenge’s US based early stage accelerators in Austin, Boston, Houston, and Rhode Island. The trade-show inspired experience was a two-day event that brought together business leaders, innovation enthusiasts, investors, and talent from all sides of the world to connect with game-changing startups.