Global venture investment firm OurCrowd has announced its virtual Pandemic Innovation Conference, which will host startups, world leaders and investors.
OurCrowd, founded in 2013, will follow up on its Global Investor Summit, held in February with the new Pandemic Innovation conference.
It will be held on June 22 with thousands of attendees expected to join, and will include live Q&As with guests, as well as the chance to network.
Speakers will include representatives from organisations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Johns Hopkins Medicine.
One of the startups involved, meanwhile, is developing a COVID-19 vaccine.
“This conference is about providing global investor support to the remarkable entrepreneurs who are on the front lines working hard to solve the problems humanity is facing with the pandemic,” said OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved.
He continued: “These entrepreneurs are racing to the vaccine, are building faster and more accurate testing, developing new therapeutics, and delivering remote healthcare services. These people and their companies need the resources of far-sighted investors so they can help to fix the world.”
Alec Ellison, OurCrowd’s US chairman, added: “It’s not just medical companies that we will highlight at the Pandemic Innovation conference.
“The post-COVID world will look different and require innovative technology solutions, whether it’s working from home, distance learning, increased cybersecurity, robotic process automation – these will all be part of our new normal and will be featured front and center at the Conference.”