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HPIR Academy

May 13-16th 

 

The HPIR Academy is a nomination-based, 4-day, exclusive program for early-stage innovators designed to accelerate growth into the health plan market. Innovators will gain access to our distinguished panel of industry experts and members, and engage in a variety of sessions specifically designed for early-stage solutions. Academy innovators will also attend 3 personalized 1x1 advisory sessions to dive even deeper into your solution. At the end of the week, each innovator team will pitch to a panel of HPIR member judges in our Pitch Competition, for the chance to present to the entire membership in July at our Academy Showcase. 

Agenda

MAY 13

Welcome + Overview
10:00 - 10:20 am
Lead: Derek Abruzzese

Health Plans 101 
10:20-11:00 am
Lead: Rich Montwill

Health Plans 101- Panel
11:00-12:00 pm
Lead: Rich Montwill

BREAK
12:00-1:00 pm

Demonstrating Your Impact
1:00-2:00 pm
Lead: Ian Duncan

Advisory Breakout Session
2:00-3:00 pm

Peer Networking Session

3:00-4:00 pm
 

MAY 14

Day 2 Overview
10:00- 10:05 am
Lead Derek Abruzzese

Health Plan Sales Cycle + Planning 
10:05 - 11:00  am
Lead: Dickon Waterfield

Differentiating Your Value Proposition
11:00-12:00 pm
Lead: Ted Holden

BREAK
12:00-1:00 pm

Pricing and Contracting

1:00-2:00 pm
Lead: Ted Holden 

Advisory Breakout Session
2:00-3:00 pm

 

Health Plan Pitch
3:00- 4:00 pm
Lead: Doug Cole

May 15

Day 3 Overview
10:00- 10:05 am
Lead: Derek Abruzzese

Integration + Implementation
10:05-11:00 am
Lead: Marc Spooner

Engagement Strategies 
11:00-12:00 pm
Lead: Lauren Goerschler

BREAK
12:00-1:00 pm

Fundraising Pitch
1:00-2:00 pm

Lead: Jeff Sybesma

Providing Value to Employers
2:00-3:00 pm
Lead: Sally Welborn

1x1 Advisory
3:00-4:00 pm

 

1x1 Advisory
3:00-4:00 pm

 

May 16

Pitch Competition

10:00- 1:00 pm

PITCH COMPETITION

What is it?

The pitch competition takes place on Thursday, the final day of Academy, from 10 am to 1 pm CST. Each Academy team will have 10 minutes to pitch their solution in front of our judge's panel, followed by  2-3 minutes of Q&A.

3 winners will be selected by the judging panel. Winners will be invited to present at an Academy Showcase.

Judging Criteria

  1. Market Fit: Are you solving a relevant employer problem?

  2. Innovative: Rating the quality and uniqueness of your innovation (and your ability to speak to it)

  3. Fundamentals: Your leadership team, funding, and credibility of your solution overall

  4. Potential Impact: Current or potential data around ROI, clinical outcomes, engagement, etc.

  5. Quality of Presentation: Clear, concise, and complete

 

What to include:

Overview of solution, user experience, integration with health plan ecosystem, highlighting solution’s unique features/ differences, outcomes using actual client experience, pricing– HPIR- specific pricing or pricing model otherwise.

 

What to exclude:

Restating/ describing “the problem”, long intros of founders/ executives, details on funding situation, too much information: power in brevity, do not read from a script!

Pitch Competition Schedule

coming soon

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1x1 Advisory

You will be paired with a designated advisor and meet 1 on 1 before, during, and after Academy for a total of 3 hours.

Find more information about your individual advisor on our Advisory Services page.

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