HTA and HCIA social
Health Tech Assembly (HTA) is back for the new academic year! We are co-hosting another social/networking event with the Healthcare Industry Association (HCIA) so that members form across Columbia may get to know one another even better. Those with similar interests and goals will be provided with an opportunity to connect with one another. Attendees are encourages to discuss working on a health technology-related idea with other attendees. Food will be provided!
The goal of HTA is to connect entrepreneurial students, postdocs and faculty from the health sciences campus and the morningside campus at Columbia University in an environment conducive to real-time innovation. We aim to create a dynamic group where nascent ideas can be evaluated for their real world applicability (clinicians and scientists), feasibility (engineers), and market potential (entrepreneurs) simultaneously. We want to encourage the development and refinement of early ideas and provide information on concrete steps towards turning ideas into products and companies.
Ultimately we plan to measure our success by the number of collaborations that are formed around ideas that are presented. In addition, we intend to track the progress of each of these collaborations as they develop.
HTA is generously supported by the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.
The Healthcare Industry Association (HCIA) is a student-led group dedicated to supporting Columbia Business School students with career interests in all segments of the healthcare industry, including positions that invest in and advise the sector. Through our diverse events and deep resources we seek to:
- Enrich students’ understanding of the rapidly changing healthcare environment through facilitating presentations by industry leaders and augmenting the healthcare curriculum at Columbia Business School
- Identify employment opportunities (full-time and internships) and prepare students for success in the recruiting process through both formal (e.g., on-campus recruiting) and informal (e.g., club-organized networking opportunities with industry professionals) mechanisms
- Continue to strengthen a community of future healthcare business leaders through current student and alumni interaction