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Got a few minutes? That’s all PatientWay needed to win Elevator Pitch Competition

Written by Jay Lawrence on May 23rd, 2011. Posted in Healthcare strategy, Hospital kiosk, PatientWay

Jay Discovery Got a few minutes? Thats all PatientWay needed to win Elevator Pitch Competition

PatientWay was a showcase exhibitor at this year’s OCE Discovery conference in Toronto.  Discovery is Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. It brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities.

PatientWay CEO Jay Lawrence was one of only eight qualifiers to be invited to participate in the popular Elevator Pitch Contest.  The concept is simple: each speaker only gets 5 minutes to introduce their product, explain what real-life problem it solves, provide evidence that it works and outline how the company plans to accelerate its growth. And after the pitch, answer a few tough questions from the judges.

Jay Lawrence was declared the winner of the competition by the panel of judges, that was comprised of some of Canada’s leading venture capitalists and angel investors, including Colin Kelleher (President, Kelleher Financial) and Barbara Wilkes (Managing Partner, Management Initiatives).

ElevatorPitch 300x224 Got a few minutes? Thats all PatientWay needed to win Elevator Pitch Competition

Jay’s pitch focused on PatientWay’s ability to bring time and cost efficiencies to healthcare organizations by introducing patient self-service technologies.  He also highlighted PatientWay’s successes to date in working with hospitals such as Southlake Regional Health Centre and the Stronach Cancer Care Centre.  He ended the pitch by reflecting on PatientWay’s bright future, thanks to its recent acquisition of one of Canada’s largest hospitals (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre) as a client, and a new partnership with Practice Solutions Software (a Canadian Medical Association company) that will bring PatientWay kiosk technology to physician offices across Canada.

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