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PHIR Academy

June 24-27th 



The PHIR Academy is a nomination-based, 4-day, exclusive program for early-stage innovators designed to accelerate growth into the provider 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 PHIR member judges in our Pitch Competition, for the chance to present at our PHIR Fall Summit. 



Welcome + Overview
10:00 - 10:20 am
Lead: Matt Hanis

Providers 101 
10:20-11:00 am
Lead: Trent Hadley

Providers 101: Panel
11:00-12:00 pm
Lead: Trent Hadely

12:00-1:00 pm

Demonstrating Your Impact
1:00-2:00 pm
Lead: Caroline Gay

Advisory Breakout Session
2:00-3:00 pm

Peer Networking Session
3:00-4:00 pm


Day 2 Overview
10:00-10:05 am
Lead: Matt Hanis

Sales Cycle + Planning 
10:05 -11:00 pm

Differentiating Your Value Proposition
11:00-12:00 pm
Lead: Steven Howard

12:00-1:00 pm

Pricing Models
1:00-2:00 pm


2:00- 3:00 pm
Lead: Matt Hanis

Advisory BreakoutSession
2:00-3:00 pm


Day 3 Overview
10:00- 10:05 am
Lead: Matt Hanis

Health System Pitch
10:05-11:00 pm
Lead: Aasim Saeed

Integration + Implementation

11:00-12:00 pm

Lead: Matt Floyd

12:00-1:00 pm

1:00-2:00 pm

Lead: Aasim Saeed

Fundraising Panel

2:00-3:00 pm

Lead: Jeff Sybesma

1x1 Advisory
3:00-4:00 pm
4:00-5:00 pm


Pitch Competition

10:00- 1:00 pm


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.​
The winner of the PHIR Academy pitch competition will receive a presentation spot at our PHIR Summit this Fall. 

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 the provider ecosystem, highlighting solution’s unique features/ differences, outcomes using actual client experience, pricing– PHIR- 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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