You’re invited to kick off SXSW2019 with us!
Join Austin’s healthcare investment and innovation ecosystem in igniting SXSW 2019 right!
Hosted by Venture Atlas Labs and FundRX, this exclusive event will be held at Austin’s GrayDUCK art gallery at 2213 East Cesar Chavez (1.6 miles directly from the convention center) on March 7th from 5:30 - 8:00 PM.
Meet those that are making healthcare innovation reality from around the world.
EAST AUSTIN EASE
Relax and dive into SXSW 2019 over drinks and snacks in a beautiful art gallery.
lOCAL INSIGHTS + REMEDIES
Shake off jetlag, store luggage, and get the local scoop on other unofficial events.
WHERE YOU WANT TO BE
See Austin’s hottest neighborhood before chaos descends—and get dining and logistics tips.
5:30 - 8:00 Networking and refreshments at GrayDUCK gallery
8:00 - 10:00 AMA at Drinks
Who should attend?
Investors of all denominations focused on healthcare and life science
Entrepreneurs who work in healthcare, either within a startup or within a large organization
Leaders who support the healthcare industry, such as those in public health or non-profits that support community well-being
Investors, entrepreneurs, and leaders who are interested in meeting local leaders and professionals who are not attending SXSW
Investors who are interested in seeing how well startups describe their companies after a beer or two
How is this different than all the other unofficial SXSW events? Invest and Innovate is hosted by organizations that play nicely with everyone—meaning this isn’t a marketing activation or another guerrilla grab. We’re also SXSW veterans, so we know what it’s like to parachute into the events. We want to help you get the most out of it by bringing together much of our Austin innovation community that isn’t attending SXSW. You have the opportunity to have pleasant, high-quality conversations without all the usual startup chaos.
I’m coming straight from the airport! Welcome to Austin! The gallery is on the way to the convention center from the airport. We’ll have a place for you to store your luggage while you relax and mingle. This gathering is designed to give you a graceful start to SXSW with local connections and insights into “what’s new” (read: a lot!) here in healthcare.
I won’t have a car. Excellent; the gallery is in the midst of many other SXSW venues. It’s about a ten minute Lyft from the convention center, traffic willing.
Is there parking? Believe it or not, there is! Gallery parking is located off the alley on Mildred Street. Free street parking is available, albeit limited. It’s a popular area, so we recommend arriving at 5:30 if you can.
Do I need a SXSW badge? No, Invest and Innovate is an unofficial event unaffiliated with SXSW.
Do I need to RSVP? Yes. If you aren’t on the list, admittance will depend on space and is unlikely. We recommend you RSVP for everyone in your party and arrive as close to 5:30 as possible. RSVP does not guarantee entrance.
Invest + Innovate is brought to you by:
Headquartered in NYC, FundRx is a new kind of network-driven venture capital firm focused exclusively on early-stage health and life sciences startups. Together with its 1,000+ strong community of Venture Partners (physicians, scientists, exited founders, and industry leaders), FundRx catalyzes — with its capital and its team's time — companies that are revolutionizing the healthcare industry.
Since 2016, FundRx has made over 20 investments, and FundRx's total portfolio has raised >$100M in aggregate.
Venture Atlas Labs
Venture Atlas Labs is a market research and commercialization firm designed to bring new products to new markets in healthcare, life science, high tech, and social impact.
Through partnering with venture capital, private equity firms, and international trade organizations, we leverage proprietary technologies and a global network of domain experts to map risky unknowns and navigate startups and growth organizations through emerging and scaling markets.
Special thanks to our food and drinks sponsors:
Capital Strategies is backed by a longstanding organization of experienced people, exceptional products and a realistic, need—based approach to financial strategies. With over 60 years of experience in the industry, we remain committed to the core values that our firm was built upon and we leverage our strength to deliver superior value to all our advisors and their clients.
We have over 100 advisors covering all of Central and West Texas and New Mexico. Our main offices are in 4 cities with detached offices spread throughout our territory. We aspire to transform your destiny by helping you get from where you are to where you want to be.
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