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Colorado BioScience Association Partners with PrIME Health Collaborative to Offer a BioWest 2014 Pre-Event

Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) is partnering with the PrIME Health Collaborative (PrIME) to host the BioWest Pre-Event, the 2014 Digital Health Venture Showcase. The digital pre-event will be held the day before BioWest, September 9 (1 to 9 p.m.) at CSU Denver, 475 17th Street, 2nd Floor Atrium. Featuring a curated and vetted selection of pitches from the best and brightest Colorado digital health companies, finalists will vie for a share of $50,000 in prizes awarded by PrIME in partner.

Denver, CO, August 22, 2014 --( Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) for the first time is hosting a Pre-Event to its BioWest Conference line-up, the 2014 Digital Health Venture Showcase, in partnership with the PrIME Health Collaborative (PrIME). The digital pre-event (the final pitch event for the Finance Track of PrIME’s Digital Health Challenge) will be held the day before BioWest, September 9 (1 to 9 p.m.) at CSU Denver, 475 17th Street, 2nd Floor Atrium. The announcement is made by CBSA President & CEO April Giles, who says, “We're thrilled to announce this first co-hosted BioWest pre-event in partnership with PrIME, a relatively new organization representing the dynamic ecosystem of Digital Health companies in Colorado. We plan for a series of events exploring the emerging digital health segment to follow in the future.”

This BioWest Pre-Event features a curated, vetted selection of pitches from the best and brightest Colorado digital health companies. These finalist companies will vie for a share of $50,000 in prizes awarded by PrIME in partnership with the Colorado Health Foundation. Additionally, an evening Cocktail Reception will take place following the Venture Showcase, which will provide an opportunity for the attendees of both the Digital Health Venture Showcase and the BioWest conference. The reception is free to investors attending the Digital Health Venture Showcase. Others may attend at a nominal fee of $25, by registering online at For a downloadable Investors Dealbook, visit:

Note: the final pitch event for the Access Track of PrIME’s ‘Digital Health Challenge @ Denver Startup Week’ is on September 17th, where finalists will pitch live in front of a panel of health care executives and a group of more than 100 interested onlookers. For more information, visit:

Investment in digital health technology companies is booming across the country, growing more than 100% annually and now on pace to top $4 billion in investment nationwide in 2014. Further, Giles says: “Here in Colorado, we’re home to an impressive cluster of more than 90 digital health companies, ranging from widely recognized names like iTriage (recent $40M acquisition by Aetna) and Welltok (raised $50MM in 2013) to a host of exciting emerging companies that have raised significant rounds of angel and seed funding.”

About the PrIME Health Collaborative

Founded in July of 2012, the PrIME Health Collaborative is a growing community of more than 450 health care administrators, physicians, technologists, academics, entrepreneurs and investors improving health care outcomes and reducing cost through the commercialization of emerging technologies. For more information, visit:

About BioWest 2014 | September 10, 2014

The BioWest Conference is a one day event attended by more than 300 industry leaders, government representatives, executives, researchers, investors and entrepreneurs.

The conference features speakers Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (her ‘Update on the FDA’ keynote will occur at 4:45 p.m.) and keynote panelists; Jandel Allen-Davis, M.D., Vice President, Government and External Relations, Kaiser Permanente Colorado; James Hill, Ph.D. is Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine; Len Tacconi, President, HMR Weight Management Services Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co. Inc.; and Russell Slifer, Director, United States Patent & Trademark, Rocky Mountain Regional Office. The full schedule of the day’s events is found at:

Conference Registration is now open at Rates for members start at $325 and $375 for non-members and passes for the expo hall & reception only are $125 for members and $150 for non-members. Group rates are available for companies and organizations. The conference also includes an Exhibit Hall with over 40 exhibitors showcase new technologies, products and services to attendees.

About Colorado BioScience Association

CBSA is a not-for-profit organization providing services and support for Colorado's bioscience industry. With more than 350 members, CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by advocating for a better business environment, growing the state's biotech workforce, fighting for policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the state, and speaking with a single voice on behalf of the industry. For more information, visit

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Jake Rishavy, Co-founder, PrIME Health Collaborative - - 720-231-6542,

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