Independence Blue Cross joins investment partners to discuss the future of health IT

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 / Published in News Briefs

Today, executives from Independence Blue Cross, Safeguard Scientifics, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners spoke to more than 80 health care entrepreneurs, educators, health providers, and leaders about the future growth of digital health.

The free session, “Fueling Philly’s Digital Health Economy,” held at Quorum @ the University City Science Center, was moderated by Stephen Tang, PhD., president and CEO, University City Science Center, and featured:

  • David Luk, principal at Safeguard Scientifics
  • Scott Nissenbaum, chief investment officer at Ben Franklin Technology Partners
  • Tom Olenzak, managing director of Strategic Innovation Portfolios at Independence Blue Cross

The discussion addressed our region’s best assets for health care innovation, how early and late stage companies can solicit seed funding, and the role of strategic partnerships in fueling successful new businesses.

In December, Independence Blue Cross, Safeguard Scientifics, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners announced a new $6 million fund for early-stage health IT companies.

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