2019 Event Highlights

ESIC 2019 focused on biotech, cybersecurity, fintech, healthtech, medtech, and robotics.




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2019 Featured Tracks


The biotech track explored the intersection of technology, innovation, and business strategy. We focused on startups that harness cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. This included a wide range of topics—from CRISPR and cell therapy to sustainable agriculture.


The cybersecurity track covered all technologies designed to protect networks, devices, programs and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. Participants explored cutting-edge technologies and processes to protect sensitive data and heard insights from top industry experts.


The fintech track covered the use of technology within financial services, from retail to small or medium-sized businesses to corporate and investment banking. It provided a platform to spotlight entrepreneurs focused on everything from mobile banking to payment apps, digital loan providers, risk management and trading systems, and cryptocurrency.


The healthtech track covered a broad range of technologies designed to improve the delivery, payment methods and overall experience of remote healthcare. This includes software and hardware aimed at healthcare companies, consumers of healthcare, and providers of healthcare-adjacent services. We looked at how cutting-edge startups are grappling with both the opportunities and obstacles arising in this fast-paced market.


The medtech track focused on early-stage digital health and medical product companies, and how they are fundamentally changing the way we live and care for ourselves. It focused on how modern startups are pushing the boundaries of medicine and what it means to be a clinician in the 21st century.


The robotics track covered the interdisciplinary sector of science and engineering dedicated to the design, construction and use of mechanical robots. With the ever-increasing amounts of data on human activities and behaviors, participants explored emerging use cases for robotics and what may be next for the industry.

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