Wine with Heart – A Success for MedTech Innovation

by | Oct 5, 2015 | Alliances, Diversity, Education, Fogarty Innovation, Mentoring

The 19th annual Wine with Heart event was a strong success with more than 150 of Silicon Valley’s medtech pioneers and supporters in attendance. This annual event, which benefited the Fogarty Institute’s programs and its startups, took place at the breathtaking Thomas Fogarty Winery and was hosted by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association.

Dr. Krummel, our Chairman, kicked off the event by highlighting the Institute’s top accomplishments, which include having already successfully launched five companies; hosting seven startups focused on women and child’s healthcare, one of the most underfunded and underdeveloped medical fields; partnering with the FDA in a first-of-its-kind educational pilot program to bring life-saving devices to market faster; adding three new innovative startups targeting women’s healthcare; the successful clinical trials of InPress Technologies, whose technology promises to revolutionize women’s healthcare and save millions of lives; and highlights from our summer internship program, one of the cornerstones of our organization; among others.

An autographed Star Trek photo was among one of the most popular silent auction items.

Incredible food by Chef Mike Mashayekh of Le Papillon Restaurant was served, along with some of the most sought-after wines by the smallest producers in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

We are thankful for the interest in the Institute and our startups by so many of our industry’s leaders. If you would like to be added to our invitation list for next year, please email infofogarty@fogartyinstitute.org.

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