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Chicagoland Healthcare Innovation Podcast (CHIP) A monthly podcast bringing attention to healthcare, life science, and technology markets that have yet to reach their full potential.

Prysm Institute will be hosting an executive roundtable on “Waking the Sleeping Giant: The Los Angeles Life Sciences Sector” on Tuesday, July 13, from 10:00am-10:50am PST.

Research institutions in Los Angeles County captured over $1.15 billion in NIH funding last year, ranking number one for all California counties. The LA life science sector employs more than 93,000 people across nearly 3,000 companies and organizations, generating over $45 billion in economic activity. Yet, even with these impressive numbers, LA has not realized its full, substantial potential as a global life science hub.

This free, invitation-only event features an executive roundtable discussion with top LA biopharmaceutical leaders. It will be an engaging discussion, including a live Q&A. 

The roundtable will also be recorded for future viewing. This will be a great opportunity to meet and collaborate with other life science professionals.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP through the link below.

LINK: https://tinyurl.com/prysmlals

Prysm Institute will be hosting an executive roundtable on “3%: The Abysmal Lack of Gender Parity in VC Funding” on Thursday, July 15 from 12:00pm-12:50 pm CST.

Last year, only 2.8% of VC funding in the US went to women, which is to say over 97% went to men. In this executive roundtable, we will discuss how to reduce this disparity to make sure the best entrepreneurs and most promising innovations are gaining funding, regardless of gender.

This free, invitation-only event features an executive roundtable discussion with top executives in the venture capital field. It will be an engaging discussion, including a live Q&A. 

The roundtable will be recorded for future viewing. This will be a great way to meet and collaborate with executives in the venture capital industry.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP through the link below.

LINK: https://tinyurl.com/prysm3percent

Prysm Institute will be hosting an executive roundtable on “Flyover Zone: Why We Punch Below Our Weight in Midwest Life Sciences” on Tuesday, July 20, from 12:00pm-12:50pm CST.

In the Midwest, there are over 500,000 life science employees from 29,800 life science companies. Yet, with a dozen major cities and a population of around 57 million people, the Midwest has yet to realize its full potential in the life science and biotechnology field. In this roundtable, we will examine this issue and explore ways to stimulate Midwest life science growth.

This free, invitation-only event features an executive roundtable discussion with top life science executives in the Midwest. It will be an engaging discussion, including a live Q&A.

The roundtable will be recorded for future viewing. This will be a great way to meet and collaborate with midwest-based life science executives about the topic. 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP through the link below

LINK: https://tinyurl.com/prysmflyoverzone 

Prysm Institute will be hosting an executive roundtable on “Coming Up the Rough Side of the Mountain: Life as a Minority Health Entrepreneur” on Thursday, July 22, from 12:00pm-12:50pm CST.

We will examine the significant challenges and opportunities Black and Brown entrepreneurs have in launching healthcare startups. The overall trend lines are positive, but more still needs to be done to fully optimize the creation and growth of businesses led by African-American and LatinX-American health innovators.

This free, invitation-only event features an executive roundtable discussion with top minority health and life sciences entrepreneurs around the country. It will be an engaging discussion, including a live Q&A.

The roundtable will be recorded for future viewing. This will be a great way to meet and collaborate with minority healthcare entrepreneurs.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP through the link below.

LINK: https://tinyurl.com/roughside 

Prysm Institute will be hosting an executive roundtable on “Chicago as the World’s #1 Cluster for Cannabis Research and Scientific Discovery” on Tuesday, July 27, from 12:00pm-12:50pm CST.

Three of the four leading companies in the burgeoning cannabis sector are located in the Chicagoland area.  This presents huge potential for Chicago to become one of the world’s leading cannabis R&D hubs. We will examine how to create the optimal pathway for Chicago growing into a leader in cannabis scientific discovery.

This free, invitation-only event features an executive roundtable discussion with emerging leaders in the Cannabis R&D field. It will be an engaging discussion, including a live Q&A.

The roundtable will be recorded for future viewing. This will be a great way to meet and collaborate with executives and professionals in the cannabis industry.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP through the link below.

LINK: https://tinyurl.com/chicagocannabis 

Prysm Institute will be hosting an executive roundtable on “Life as LatinX Healthcare Entrepreneur” on Thursday, July 29, from 12:00pm-12:50pm CST.

LatinX entrepreneurs have started over 300,000 businesses in the United
States. Yet, very few of these are in healthcare or deep tech. We will examine best practices for increasing LatinX entrepreneurship in healthcare and nourishing Latino/Latina innovators.

This free, invitation-only event features an executive roundtable discussion with LatinX healthcare entrepreneurs. It will be an engaging discussion, including a live Q&A.

The roundtable will be recorded for future viewing. This will be a great way to meet and collaborate with LatinX healthcare entrepreneurs.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP through the link below.

LINK: https://tinyurl.com/prysmlatinx

There is a demonstrated gap in Chicago’s capability to house a robust field of healthcare and life science start-ups. Right now, our city is “punching below its weight.” However, our region is primed for rapid growth in these sectors.

CHIP offers a platform to those working in healthcare and life sciences and acts as a catalyst to bring others into the fold. We plan to meaningfully grow the bonds between individuals and companies in these spaces and offer current Chicago companies the opportunity to network and learn from one another’s experiences.

CHIP will interview current Chicago healthcare start-up leaders and venture capital firms interested in investing in the life sciences, in addition to local people and organizations impacting these spaces nationally and globally.

By exploring the rich history and culture of our city’s assets, we will create an environment to grow our city into a Tier 1 hub for healthcare innovation. We will bring attention to individuals and companies working in the areas of telehealth, digital health, digital therapeutics, connected mobile medical devices, and software as a medical device, among others.

Raising awareness of the incredible history, breadth, and depth of Chicagoland’s assets in healthcare and life sciences and discussing avenues for growth in our city will inspire potential investors and start-ups to make Chicago their home.