Indianapolis, Indiana, February 11, 2015 – – Community Launchpad and VisionTech Partners have announced a new partnership to develop and advance healthcare innovations.
“Today, two strong organizations that understand the value of collaboration to advance healthcare innovations through commercialization and start-ups have come together,” said Pete Turner, vice president of innovation for Community Launchpad. “The collaboration will focus on identifying emerging medical innovations, where both organizations can mutually apply their skills, programs and networks to bring opportunities to the marketplace.”
Community Launchpad is an innovation accelerator and division of Visionary Enterprises, Inc., the wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary of Community Health Network. VisionTech Partners is an Indianapolis-based company focused on connecting investors to high-potential, early-stage companies. VisionTech Partners’ angel investing arm, VisionTech Angels, has chapters in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Bloomington and Warsaw, as well as a virtual angel group.
“Community Launchpad brings the engaged healthcare providers critical to the process of new innovation,” said Oscar Moralez, managing director of VisionTech Partners. “This partnership will enrich our shared goals of identifying promising opportunities and providing support to advance the commercialization process.”
The agreement includes providing potential pathways to support startup activity, including coaching for entrepreneurs, identifying subject matter expertise, and supporting inventors who are participating in business competitions, seminars and other programs.
“Catalyzing value-added partnerships is a differentiator for Community Launchpad,” said Turner. “As an emerging start-up, Launchpad’s ability to expand knowledge and resources through the experience and expertise of VisionTech Partners increases our capacity to improve healthcare delivery and advance our entrepreneurial platform.”