On November 11, Healthbox Florida hosted the second annual Innovation Day at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona Medical City.  A vast network of individuals and organizations committed to entrepreneurship in health and wellness innovation gathered to hear presentations from the second cohort of Healthbox Florida whose companies are tackling major challenges in the health care industry.  The first place Innovation Funding prize went to peerFit, a Gainesville-based company, for its digital gym and fitness tool.  Orlando-based BookThatDoc won second place for its doctor search and appointment web and mobile site.  In addition to the entrepreneur cohort awards, Innovation Day also featured panel discussions with leaders such as Groupon co-founder Shawn Bercuson and Deb German, Dean of the UCF College of Medicine.

Healthbox is the pre-eminent source of health care innovation driving actionable collaboration amongst inventors, entrepreneurs, and the health care industry. With operations around the world including in Boston, Chicago, London, and Tel Aviv, Healthbox has a strong presence with more than 50 active brands and 20 health care organization partnerships in its portfolio.

Tuesday, November 11
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Lake Nona Medical City, Orlando

Please join Healthbox Florida at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute for its second annual Innovation Day. A vast network of individuals and organizations committed to entrepreneurship in health and wellness innovation will gather together in Lake Nona Medical City to support the Heatlhbox mission to unite the Florida health care ecosystem.

Attendees will hear presentations from the second cohort of Healthbox Florida, whose companies are tackling the major challenges in the health care industry. These seven companies are led by inspiring entrepreneurs who have been working in Tampa Bay over the last several months in the Healthbox program.

Contact Caitlin Willis, Program Manager at Healthbox, to R.S.V.P and for additional information: Caitlin@healthbox.com

To find out more about Healthbox, you may visit their website at www.healthbox.com.

The Lake Nona Impact Forum is committed to unlocking innovation to create sustainable health communities and advance quality of life by exploring the intersections of wellness, sustainable living and education.

An invitation-only event, the Lake Nona Impact Forum convenes 200 thought leaders from business, academia, government and industry who are driving creative, innovative health and wellness solutions.

Drawing nationally recognized thought leaders, confirmed 2015 Impact Forum speakers include:

Jeff Arnold, Founder and CEO, Sharecare
Jim Courier, Co-Founder, InsideOut Sports & Entertainment and Captain, US Davis Cup Team
Susan Dentzer, Sr. Policy Advisor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deborah Estrin, PhD, Professor of Computer Science and Co-Founder, Cornell Tech & Open mHealth
Tom Farrey, Executive Director; Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program
Patrick Geraghty, Chairman and CEO, GuideWell
Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson
Patrick Kennedy, Former US Congressman, Mental Health Advocate
Daniel Kraft, MD, Heathcare Innovator and Executive Director, FutureMed
Husseini K. Manji, MD, Global Head, Neuroscience;
Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Anil Menon, PhD, President & Deputy Chief Globalization Officer;
Smart+Connected Communities & Cisco

Committed to Inspiring Health Innovation, the Lake Nona Impact Forum creates an intimate experience for thoughtful and collaborative conversation that will lead to action.  The event is set in Lake Nona, a 7,000-acre integrated community that is home to one of the fastest growing life sciences clusters in the nation and is a model for the design of a comprehensive healthy community.