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Weekly Virtual Venture Café

WELCOME

For security reasons, we have added a two-step process for accessing this event. At the start time, please click on the button above to check in via our Venture Café kiosk system. Upon completion, you will be directed to Zoom. If you do not have the Zoom app downloaded on your computer, phone, or mobile device, you can still join us!

*THE CHECK IN LINK WILL ONLY BE ACTIVE DURING EVENT TIME (EST)*

DISTRICT HALL, NEMIC, AND XIMEDICA GO VIRTUAL

SAVE THE DATE | THURSDAY, JUNE 18 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join Ximedica for a virtual version of their monthly technology forum reviewing medtech technologies from around the world!

FEATURING

Jessica Willing-Pichs, LLB – Principal, Research and Product Strategy

As a Principal Research and Product Strategist, Jessica leads the gathering of user input that informs and guides product teams throughout the design development from early concepting to design freeze. Her work extends to defining user populations, prioritizing stated and latent needs, establishing use context and workflow, examining and validating design for both usability and commercial success. She has extensive experience in surgical and critical care devices, home healthcare products as well as clinical systems workflow improvement.

Jessica came to Ximedica in 2005 from the advertising industry, having worked for New York ad agencies Wells Rich Greene, Cliff Freeman & Partners and Omnicom’s Merkley & Partners, helping build brands for both global and national clients including BMW motorcycles, The Coca Cola Company, Heineken USA, Liberty Mutual and Citigroup. Jessica has over 20 years’ experience in user and market research, applying a wide range of both quantitative and qualitative research skills to reveal unique consumer insights for brand management, marketing communications and product development.

Jessica is particularly interested in human behavioral psychology and observational anthropology and enjoys continually staying abreast of marketplace and consumer trends, across a wide variety of industry categories.

Jessica graduated from the University College London.

THIS SERIES IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY

NEMIC is a Med Tech Hub that provides expert support, education, connections to funding, and specialized expertise to innovators and entrepreneurs in the medical technologies space. We draw on an extensive network of SMEs, facilitate clinical access, and provide a co-working space to help harness creativity and productivity.

Ximedica is a full-service ISO 13485-certified and FDA-registered product development firm. For 30 years Ximedica has provided a unique growth platform enabling organizations to successfully deploy medical technology products into the market. Healthcare companies partner with Ximedica to strategize, design and develop medical devices with proven results that change the world.


QUESTIONS?

  • Click the “Check In” link at the top of this page to begin the check in process.
  • Our Venture Café Kiosk System will load and you will be prompted to type in your name and email address.
  • Upon completion of the kiosk check in, a new page will load and allow you to access the virtual program via Zoom.

If you don’t yet have a Zoom account, please go to Zoom.us and click on “Sign Up, It’s Free” at the top right corner. Enter an email address you wish to use and activate your account. Once your account is active, go to zoom.us/download and download “Zoom Client for Meetings.” Presenters, please note that you need to use the desktop application and not the browser application.

  • Enter the meeting room approximately 15 minutes before your session is scheduled to begin to test audiovisual.
  • Whenever possible, please avoid being backlit; good lighting, is KEY to your video feed looking good to the audience.
  • Test your video and mic in advance to ensure they are in good working order. Please see FAQs for recommended equipment, as needed.
  • One person speaking at a time will help Zoom enlarge the view of the current speaker. 
  • Participants will enter the room on mute. If you would like them to engage verbally, please remind them to take themselves off mute to ask a question and them place themselves back on mute when finished.
  • Encourage participants to ask questions during your session using the chat feature. We recommend pausing every 2-3 slides to answer questions from the Zoom chat. 

WHY THE MOVE TO TAKE EVENTS ONLINE?

The health and safety of our community comes first. Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, Venture Café Providence has decided that the best course of action is to go digital for the foreseeable future.

We encourage you to join us on this journey of learning and experimentation!

HOW LONG WILL EVENTS STAY VIRTUAL?

We have decided to stay on a digital platform for the foreseeable future until COVID-19 has been contained and we get the all-clear from the proper authorities.

WHEN ARE THE VIRTUAL EVENTS BEING HELD?

Please check out our Event Calendar for a list of all our upcoming events!

WANT A VIRTUAL BACKGROUND?

To change your virtual background in Zoom, click the up arrow next to the Stop/Start Video button on the lower left of the screen and select “Choose a Virtual Background. From there find the image of your preference and make that your background. 

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED BROADCAST EQUIPMENT FOR SPEAKERS?

HD 1080P Webcam

Most laptops do not have HD 1080P webcams built it. We suggest you purchase and use an external webcam that meets these specs. Example: Logitech C920 1080P HD webcam, estimated price $70-$100.

Condenser Microphone

We suggest using a condenser mic to dramatically improve audio quality. Many USB output microphones are available. Examples include: Snowball Mic and Yeti nano, estimated price $60-$100.

Lighting

Please make sure that you are sitting in a high lighting area. We suggest using lighting, such as a selfie or halo ring light. Estimated price $20-$35.

Please contact our team at info@districthallprovidence.org with any comments or questions.