IHIF 20 years

Welcome to the Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF)

The diverse members of the Indiana Health Industry Forum generate the collective voice of the state’s health and life science industry.  The Forum connects key stakeholders to: enhance business networks, advocate for member interests, develop workforce skills, and provide strategic vision in the interest of growing the state’s health industry economy and reputation.

Please explore our site for more information on how we serve our members.


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 IHIF Is Pleased to Support the Following Events

IHIF is pleased to announce and invite you to attend
The New England Venture Summit


Special discount.  Use discount code "ihifvip" and receive 10% off the current rate.


The 2014

New England

Venture Summit 

December 10, 2014 | Hilton | Boston Dedham


Where Innovation Meets Capital


Come meet, interact and network with more than 500 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies at the prestigious New England Venture Summit being held on December 10th, 2014 at the Hilton in Boston Dedham.


Whether you're a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, The New England Venture Summit™ presented by youngStartup Ventures - is one event you won't want to miss.


A highly productive full-day venture conference, the New England Venture Summit is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding early stage and emerging companies.


This exclusive summit will feature a distinguished line up of more than 40 Investors on interactive panels; presentations by more than 50 companies seeking funding, and high-level networking opportunities.


Partial list of VCs confirmed to speak include:

Grant Allen, Senior Vice President, ABB Technology Ventures | Jim Andelman, Managing Partner, Rincon Venture Partners | Gil Beyda, Managing Partner, Genacast Ventures | Eric Bielke, Senior Investment Associate, Siemens Venture Capital | Sim Blaustein, Principal, BDMI Fund | David Blumberg, Managing Partner, Blumberg Capital | Steven Chrust, Managing Director, Centripetal Capital Partners | Andrew Clapp, Managing Partner, Arctaris Capital Partners | Charles Curran, Senior Director, Qualcomm Ventures | David Donabedian, Vice President, AbbVie Biotech Ventures | Imran Eba, Partner, Action Potential Venture Capital | Rami Elkhatib, General Partner, Acero Capital | Kevin Ferro, CEO, Vatera Holdings | Alexander Galitsky, Managing Partner, Almaz Capital Partners | Rich Gliklich, XIR & Partner, General Catalyst Partners | Bosun Hau, Partner, MVM Life Science Partners | Tetsuro Iwata, Senior Manager, MP Healthcare Venture Management | Shamez Kanji, General Partner, North Hill Ventures | Roman Kikta, Managing Partner, Mobility Ventures | Pat Kinsel, Venture Partner, Polaris Partners | Carey Lai, Director, Intel Capital | Al Lauritano, Director, Technology Licensing & Collaboration, BD Technologies | Jim Macdonald, Managing Director, First Analysis | Ignacio Martinez, Partner, Flagship Ventures | Vincent Miles, Partner, Abingworth | David Miller, Executive Managing Director, Clean Energy Venture Group | Praveen Sahay, Managing Director, Wave Equity Partners | Akhil Saklecha, Managing Director, Artiman Ventures | Cory Steffek, Managing Director, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures | Jason Tagler, Partner, Camden Partners | Sebastian Titz, Manager, New Ventures, 3M New Ventures | Brent Traidman, General Partner, Fenox Venture Capital | Kathleen Utecht, Venture Partner, Core Innovation Capital | Geeta Vemuri, Senior Managing Director, Baxter Ventures | Sonali Vijayavargiya, Founder & Managing Director, Augment Ventures | David Ward, Managing Partner, MTI Ventures | Jan Westerhues, Investment Partner, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH | Keith Witek, Corporate Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, AMD Ventures | Tim Wright, General Partner, Grandbanks Capital and many more.



Indiana Health Industry Forum has made special arrangement for our network of startups and investors to receive a special discount of 10% off the "early bird" rates.


To Register now and receive the special discount as well as take advantage of the "Early bird" discount rate, use the link below and enter discount code "ihifvip" by October 22nd



In addition to providing access to leading Investors, the conference will feature more than 50 pre-screened early stage companies seeking capital, and hardcore networking. 


This conference will be attended by the best people in the industry. Please register early to avoid disappointment. 




Get Noticed > Get Funded > Grow Faster


A select group of 50 Top Innovators from the Technology, Life Sciences, CleanTech and Edtech sectors will be chosen to present their breakthrough investment opportunities to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, Corporate Investors, and Strategic Partners.


"Early bird" deadline for presenting company applications is October 22nd, 2014.


Apply to Present:

To be considered for one of the Top Innovator slots e-mail iwant2present@youngstartup.com  for an application.


Nominate a Startup:

To nominate your portfolio company or client send an email with contact details and any relevant information to 


Questions about presenting? email us at iwant2present@youngstartup.com


If you have any questions/suggestions about the program or would like to inquire about our sponsorship opportunities please email at joe (at) youngstartup.com




To RSVP by phone, to inquire about group rates or for more information call Avi at 212-202-1002


FEES: "Early bird" registration savings expire Wednesday. October 30th.  Use code "ihifvip" and receive an extra 10% off.

Entrepreneurs: Regular: $395 | At the Door: $790

Investors: Regular: $495 | At the Door: $990)

Service Providers: Regular: $695 | At the Door: $1,390)


Special Thanks to our Sponsors & Industry Partners:

Burns & Levinson LLP; Pepper Hamilton LLP;  Dell; TriNet; Massachusetts Clean Energy Center; Abingworth; OCA Ventures; Center for Israeli Innovation; Get Response; Israel Startup Network, SOS, ACTION; Indiana Health Industry Forum;


We hope you can join us for the exclusive forum.


Indiana Health Industry Forum & youngStartup Ventures


To inquire about group rates, register by phone or for more information contact:

Avi Maderer of youngStartup Ventures at 212.202.1002

 GDP Temperature Mgmt Logistics
IQPC’s 12th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum – taking place September 29 – October 3, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA  – brings 750+ supply chain stakeholders together to discuss today’s hottest topics in temperature control logistics for life science products, biotechnology and quality management. The largest event of its kind in the world, which also features the largest exhibition of 120+ solution providers for temperature controlled products, this is a must-attend!  Not to mention, the move to Boston that provides access to new supply chain stakeholders. As a media partner for this event, IHIF members/subscribers are eligible for 20% off at registration. Quote code 12CCGF_INDIANAHIF to ensure your discounted rate.  For more information, please click here.



 BIO2014 BIO Investor Forum
IHIF Member Discount Available
October 7th-8th, 2014
The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA                     

The BIO Investor Forum is an international biotech investor conference focused on early and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. The event features plenary sessions, business roundtables and therapeutic workshops, company presentations, and One-on-One Partnering meetings.
BIO One-on-One Partnering provides an opportunity to arrange meetings between investors; companies; and industry BD, licensing and therapeutic franchise heads.  
IHIF Members are eligibile to receive a $200 discount off the Non-Member early and regular rate to attend. Instructions are as follows:
•    Visit Conference Website
•    Enter your First Name, Last Name, Company, and Email
•    Enter code BIOBIF7 in the "Registration Code" box and select the "Start New Registration" button.
•    Follow online instructions and complete the required fields.
•    Select the "Finish" after reviewing your information.
An e-mail confirmation will be sent within 24 hours.
BIO also just announced the Buzz of BIO, recognizing the most innovative companies at BIF.  Do you know of an early-stage company looking for their next financing round, or a late-stage private company hoping to make the valuable connections needed to take their product to the next phase?
There are also a few presenting company slots remaining.  For details or to submit an application, click here .
For more information



 Mich Bio 

Visit with our Neighbors to the North at the  

MichBio Expo!

September 30 - October 1

The MichBio Expo is the largest gathering of bioscience professionals in Michigan, and MichBio as the statewide industry trade association, endeavors to bring the most timely topics and experts to insure a top-notch program.  This year, the theme is “Regulating Innovation: Advancing Access to Healthcare”.


The Keynote Speaker will be the FDA Commissioner, Dr. Margaret Hamburg.  A Plenary Luncheon will be headlined by Joseph Gulfo, MD, CEO of Breakthrough Medical Innovations and author of “Innovation Breakdown: How the FDA and Wall Street Are Crippling Medical Advances”. In addition, the event will feature a Bio-Industry Town Hall, CEOs Unplugged session, track sessions in Human Health and Business Growth, and the Biosciences Emerging Showcase for start-ups seeking investment.


The Conference promises to be an incredible opportunity for knowledge-sharing, information gathering and networking.   See www.michbio.org/expo for a full view of Expo sessions and activities.


MichBio offers reciprocity - a member of a Midwest state BIO affiliate (e.g., BioOhio, IHIF, iBIO, Life Science Alley, NebraskaBio, BioKansas, MOBio, BioForward, IowaBio, NDBio, SDBio) can register for the MichBio Expo at a member rate. Contact David McGuire at (734) 527-9150 or david@michbio.org for MichBio Expo registration assistance.




Thursday, October 2, 2014