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Health IT Innovation: Funding Resource Map Workshop

MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present

Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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The MaRS Health IT client network is challenged to raise capital to sustain the long journey to revenue. One of the main roadblocks facing Ontario startups when they’re trying to expand is their inability to fund development and validation projects in a live hospital or care setting. Though there are a number of funding sources supporting the development of technology within universities and hospitals, few known funding sources support the private sector in HIT.

We have scoped the problem and built an initial mapping of funds, identifying additional options for how to move HIT projects forward from stage to stage.  We have also engaged stakeholders who have navigated this space in leadership positions and will offer a few learned insights that will be helpful for entrepreneurs.

This event is produced as part of a major initiative called the Health IT Innovation forum, which will launch with a conference on June 7-8, 2012.



Jimmy Yang, H Two Consulting

Jimmy is the founder and Managing Director of H Two Consulting, a health care management consultancy focused on strategy, operations, and new venture planning. Previously, he held roles at Deloitte Consulting in their National Health Services practice, and at GlaxoSmithKline and ScheringPlough. He has worked with over 30 clients ranging from hospitals to technology startups to Fortune 500 companies. He also serves as a Program Director for the Schulich Centre of Excellence in Healthcare Management, where he develops programs and works with leading professionals, thought leaders, and faculty in the areas of health care related innovation, technology, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. In the past, he has served as an Evaluator for the Health Technology Commercialization Program at The Health Technology Exchange.

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MaRS Discovery District (CR3)
101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7

Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present

MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.

MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses. 


Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.


Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.

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