Connect: Healthtech brings startups and media together for virtual pitch competition

StartupBeat Team
By StartupBeat Team August 21, 2020
Publicize Connect 2020

Next week, six healthtech startups will have the chance to showcase their ideas to a panel of journalists in Publicize’s first online Connect event. 

The virtual Connect: Healthtech event — which will take place on August 27, from 1PM until 2.30PM EDT — will give the startups a chance to gain access to feedback, and valuable insights from the startup and technology media on how best to pitch their businesses. 

There will also be a live Q&A session with the media judges after the startups have pitched, for founders and members of the public to ask questions.

Co-founded in 2013, Publicize is a digital public relations company for growth, based in Medellín, Colombia.

Since they first launched in 2017, in-person Publicize Connect events have taken place in Medellín, Bogotá, Mexico City and Miami. 

Publicize Connect 2020

This year, however, will be the first virtual event, due to lockdown restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Media judges at next week’s virtual Connect: Healthtech will include: 

Katharine Schwab, Editor, Fast Company

Christine Hall, Contributing Writer, Crunchbase

Andrew Wight, Contributor, Forbes

Kit Gillet, Central and Eastern Europe Correspondent at Sifted from The Financial Times

Heather Landi, Senior Editor, Fierce Healthcare

Elise Reuter, Reporter, MedCity News

Tim Hinchliffe, Editor, The Sociable

Sophie Foggin, Freelancer, NPR, The Telegraph, Al Jazeera

Attendance to the virtual webinar is free, and those wishing to sign up can do so here.

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