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10 Places to Meet Medical Device Minds

  • Maybe you’re a student who loves tinkering, a seasoned engineer with a sketch for a new device design, or an entrepreneur looking for talented medtech employees. Maybe your day job isn’t in the medical device field, but you have a passion for healthcare and novel technology.

    We’ve rounded up 10 groups, all organized on Meetup.com, filled with members who share your excitement for the medical device industry. Read on for a sampling of gatherings that showcases the wide variety of sizes, locations, and sub-specialties available.

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  • Name: A2 Health Hacks

    Location: Ann Arbor, MI

    What: A group for people in southeast Michigan who are interested in new healthcare ideas, startups, and hackathons.

    104 members

    Recent events: “Incorporating UX in Healthcare” and “Biomedical Design in Pediatrics”

     

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  • Name: Bay Area LifeTech (BALT)

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    What: A Bay Area group dedicated to creating connections between anyone in the healthcare ecosystem, including scientists, entrepreneurs, physicians, investors, and patients.

    2592 members

    Recent events: Partner events like “Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF—Digital Health Mixer” and “IndieBio Demo Day”

     

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  • Name: Colorado Emerging Medical Devices

    Location: Denver, CO

    What: A forum for Colorado-based medical manufacturers, startups, and other partners to meet and boost the medical device field.

    471 members

    Recent events: Quarterly meetings with presenters, often entrepreneurs from the surrounding region

     

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  • Name: Health and Medical Technology Innovation Roundtable

    Location: Fairfax, VA

    What: Quarterly meetings for individuals in the northern Virginia area dedicated to examining medical technology case studies and learning together.

    548 members

    Recent events: “Special Event on Aging Society, Special Needs, and Robotics” and “Cybersecurity of Health Mobile Apps and Medical Devices”

     

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  • Name: Health Technology Forum: London

    Location: London, UK

    What: A way for health technology entrepreneurs to meet other parties in the healthcare ecosystem and learn from each other to solve today’s issues.

    932 members

    Recent events: “How to sell to the NHS, and how to deliver urgent care remotely” and “Behaviour change and app ecosystems”

     

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  • Name: JLM-BioCity

    Location: Jerusalem, Israel

    What: Life science professionals collaborating to advance the healthcare industry in Jerusalem.

    1030 members

    Recent events: “Ingredients for Making a Successful Bio Startup” and “What Global Companies Seek in Jerusalem Bio Innovation”

     

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  • Name: MedDevCLE (Cleveland Medical Device Engineers Meetup)

    Location: Cleveland, OH

    466 members

    What: A group intended to give medical device engineers in the Cleveland and surrounding Ohio region a way to make connections, gain knowledge, and take a break together.

    Recent events: “Meetup at the Advanced Design & Manufacturing show” and “MedDevCLE/BioOhio meetup at Platform Brewery”

     

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  • Name: Seattle Health Innovators

    Location: Seattle, WA

    What: A group intended to bring together individuals eager to bring positive changes to the healthcare ecosystem.

    1604 members

    Recent events: “Better living through big data: Building a healthy culture in the digital age” and “Engaging Patients: Lessons from the Open Notes Movement”

     

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  • Name: Wellington Health Tech Meetup

    Location: Wellington, New Zealand

    What: A gathering of new and mature companies focused on medical technology and healthcare in New Zealand.

    134 members

    Recent events: “Come and hear from Kevin Hague, health spokesperson for the Green Party” and “Health IT needs you to know your Privacy, IP, and Contracts law”

     

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  • Name: Young Movers and Shakers of Orange County Med Device & Technology

    Location: Irvine, CA

    What: Laid-back meetings for medical device and other healthcare professionals in their 20s and 30s in southern California.

    61 members

    Recent events: “How To Move Into Medical Devices and MAKE IT”

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  • Name: Healthcare.mn

    Location: Minneapolis, MN

    What: A Twin Cities-based group for healthcare innovators and startups, with events focused on new technologies, new ventures, market trends, policy, and care delivery innovation.

    1824 members

    Recent events: “Health IoT - The Future of Connected Health” and "AI in Healthcare"

     

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