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​Health Pitch event to change the world in three minutes or less

Wellness | August 8th, 2013

By Lauren Beek

If you had an idea to improve the world around you, could you explain it in three minutes? That is the task at hand for local leaders taking part in Fargo’s first ever Health Pitch event. This progressive event will focus on innovative ideas in the realm of health care and wellness. The night’s festivities are brought to you by Family HealthCare of Fargo – a nonprofit that that has served low-income and culturally diverse people in Cass and Clay counties for over 20 years.

Health Pitch Fargo is exactly as it sounds: 15 regional leaders will have exactly three minutes to “pitch” their innovative, thought-provoking, disruptive and exciting healthcare ideas to the crowd at The Stage at Island Park. Some of these topics include mobile healthcare apps, sustainable dentistry, community exercise engagement and new medical technologies.

If health care innovation isn’t a hot enough topic for you, come instead to learn from Health Pitch’s keynote speaker, Scott Harrison. He is the founder and leader of charity: water, an international nonprofit focused on providing sustainable, clean water wells to remote locations in impoverished regions. Not only is this well-known nonprofit making a positive impact around the world, but charity: water is widely acclaimed for its innovative and technology-driven approach to nonprofit work.

Emcees for the event will be James Burgum of Arthur Ventures and Patricia Patrón, CEO of Family HealthCare. This night is sure to be a battle of the brains and an exciting way to engage in the relevant topic of changing our nation’s health care for the better.

Don’t miss out on hearing brilliant ideas from the following confirmed pitches:

Andy Westby – Preventice

Missy Sobolik – City of Fargo, Commissioner

Dr. Brody Maack – Family HealthCare

Heather McDougall – BogoBrush

Dr. Alberto Neville – Sanford

Dr. Tim Ihrig – Trinity Regional Medical Center

Trevor Gruby – Intelligent InSites

Mert Hilmi Iseri – SwipeSense

Solveig Krafnick and Dr. Greg Cant – Offutt School of Business

Dave Wells – North Dakota State University

IF YOU GO:

WHAT: Family HealthCare hosts Health Pitch

WHEN: Thurs, Aug. 15 at 3:30-6:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S.

TICKETS: $25 for adults or $10 for students

INFO: healthpitch-eventful.eventbrite.com/r/eventful

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