2023 GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit

August 15-16, 2023
In-person | St. Louis, MO, USA

GlobalSTL will host the 7th annual Global Health Innovation Summit (GHIS) on August 16th 2023 in-person at Washington University in St. Louis. The summit features highly curated 1:1 meetings between innovators and healthcare organization decision makers that result in meaningful business partnerships.

Nearly half of past summit attendees secured revenue-generating contracts, and 91% booked follow-up business development meetings after the Summit. Further, a summit invitation includes membership in the GlobalSTL Business Development Platform, which unlocks our 24/7 business development platform as well as preferred solution status.

The Solution Agenda

The Summit features health systems – partnering with innovators – discussing their successes, pitfalls, and key lessons learned in deploying here-and-now solutions. 

Highly Curated Experience

Attendees gain visibility to innovative workforce products and services with real-world experience and shared perspectives from senior leadership. 

One-on-one Discussions

After this year’s Summit, each member organization individually works with the GlobalSTL Team to bring specific curated solutions via a 1-on-1 meeting format. 

Pitches to Top Leadership

Experienced innovators tell their stories and share their solutions with teams of senior leadership from top healthcare organizations.

Summit Attendees Include the Nation's Largest Healthcare Systems and Organizations

GlobalSTL, an initiative of BioSTL, is the premier business development platform for digital health companies looking to access Midwest customers. Our platform of strategic business development partners include 18 healthcare organizations from 5 Midwestern states whose combined revenues are $410B (10% US healthcare spend) and growing. GlobalSTL sources needs-based innovation that addresses strategic interests and pain points for our platform partners.


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Matt Hermann

Ascension Ventures, Senior Managing Partner

“GlobalSTL did a masterful job showcasing St. Louis’ many assets in a terrific setting and bringing in a wide range of interesting companies that was higher quality than what I see at the HIMSS Venture Fair.”

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Mark Bini

Express Scripts, Chief Patient Experience Officer

“In one word, I would just say ‘Wow!’ There’s tremendous value in what GlobalSTL did here.”

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Tom Maddox

BJC Healthcare-WUSM Healthcare Innovation Lab, Executive Director

“We believe very strongly in the GlobalSTL model, and in my role as the director of the Healthcare Innovation Lab, I view GlobalSTL as my core international sourcing partner.”

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Jory Tremblay

Babylon Health - Former Head of US Growth

“If I'm sitting in the UK and I want to access the U.S. health care system, St. Louis and the GHIS is a very logical place to start. St. Louis is centrally located, and has 8 percent of total U.S. health care spend. The GHIS is a curated process so the companies you meet are interested in the solutions you have. It’s a really good investment of your time.”

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Ziv Ofek


“St. Louis is a hidden gem in healthcare. I was blown away by the level of innovation and scope of their healthcare systems. GlobalSTL is THE navigator for startups to connect with St. Louis.”

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Ken Cahill

SilverCloud Health CEO

“The number of meetings GlobalSTL curated for us in the last 24 to 48 hours is probably equivalent to 6 months of work, in terms of the people, the levels, and quality. We are exploring a second hub outside of Boston, and are seriously considering St. Louis. We see this as a very powerful location for us and an influential one as well. ”

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Ciara Clancy

Beats Medical CEO

“Excellent, one of the best summits I'd been to. From start to finish you planned out an exceptional itinerary, which helped us feel so welcome and part of the community in St Louis.”

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Philip Siberg

Coala Life CEO

“St. Louis has been an enormous entry point to us in the U.S. We have our first customers there. I also feel like St. Louis has some similarities with Stockholm where the key to succeeding is by working together with academia, industry and researchers. If you can combine those three things together to create an ecosystem, that’s a huge opportunity for us. St. Louis has that powerhouse to make that happen.”

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