Held on April 21, the conference eMerge America is the most significant tech event that brought together more than 10,000 attendees, 400 participating companies, and 200 speakers to Miami, FL.
The conference was founded in 2014 to establish Miami as a global technology by Manny Medina, a serial entrepreneur, and co-founder of Terremark. This cloud computing company was acquired by Verizon in 2011 for $1.4 billion.
Medina started eMerge Americas as an opportunity to showcase Miami's potential and to connect the city with other global tech hubs. The conference has since grown to become one of the premier tech events in the world.
As a Miami-based company, it was an honor to showcase HealthBird and compete with the best teams for the opportunity to get $420,000 investment from Florida Funders, Panoramic Ventures, and eMerge Americas.
After two days of pitching, our member-centric solution to healthcare and successful traction made HealthBird anonymously voted winner of the competition.
We showed angel investors, top VC funds, and industry leaders why personalized healthcare is the key to improving the healthcare industry across the country and what it can do when technology streamlines it properly. Our tailored plan selection, remote monitoring, coaching, and support, all powered by data analytics and AI, are just a few ways we accomplish this.
Winning in Miami, a city rapidly becoming a global technology hub and our hometown, was especially meaningful. This is a massive achievement, and we couldn't have done it without the support of our fantastic team and, of course, our wonderful HealthBird community. The trust in HealthBird and commitment to the mission to put healthcare back in the hands of the people who matter most - members - has been invaluable.
Participating in the eMerge Americas conference was an amazing experience, and winning further motivated to continue developing HealthBird as a robust health insurance platform.
HealthBird team appreciates the support throughout this thrilling journey!