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AGA Tech Summit

April 11-12, 2024 | Chicago, IL

AGA Tech Summit

The AGA Tech Summit is undergoing a transformation in 2024 with a new emphasis on bringing together startups and venture capitalists to move GI innovations and technologies forward. The summit will be held at the Chicago headquarters of MATTER, a global healthcare startup incubator. The program will focus on insights and tips from venture capital strategists, navigating the innovation lifecycle, and how startups and innovators can avoid and rebound from potential pitfalls.

Other highlights include the crowd-favorite Shark Tank Pitch Competition, a Shark Tank Showcase, VC/Startup Consultations, and multiple networking opportunities.

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AGA member Non-member Trainee
Standard (through April 8)
AGA member Non-member Trainee
Standard (through April 8)

Agenda at a Glance

Explore featured sessions below. View our detailed agenda.

Thursday, April 11: noon – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 12: 8 a.m. – noon

Fostering Innovation in Gastroenterology

Christopher J. Gostout, MD, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Launching Groundbreaking AI Products

Leo Grady, PhD, Founder and CEO of Jona Health

Moderators: Larry Kosinski, MD, MBA, and Michael Kochman, MD, AGAF

VC panel presentation/discussion:

  • Kelsey Maguire (Partner, Sandbox Industries)

  • Thomas Shehab, MD (Managing Partner, Arboretum Ventures)

  • Anna Haghgooie (Managing Director, Valtrius)

  • Steven Collens (CEO, MATTER)

Get a glimpse into the future of GI patient care during our annual Shark Tank pitch competition.

Shark Tank Finalists:

Click here to watch their 1-minute elevator pitches.

Where are they now? A Shark Tank success story

Sam Jactel, MBA, Founder & CEO, Ayble Health

More details coming soon.

Moderator: Eric Shah, MD

Panel presentation/discussion:

  • Bob Ganz, MD (Minnesota Gastroenterology)
  • Scott Fraser, MBA (Fraser Healthcare)
  • Larry Kosinski, MD, MBA (SonarMD)

Closing keynote
Latha Alaparthi, MD, Gastroenterology Center of CT, PC

Closing remarks
Amrita Sethi, MD


Meet the course organizers and keynote speakers

Amrita Sethi

Course organizer
Chair, AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology

Columbia University School of Medicine

Kosinski Headshot

Course organizer
AGA At-Large Councillor for Development and Growth

Founder and Chief Medical Officer, SonarMD

Christopher Gostout Photo

Keynote speaker

Emeritus Professor of Medicine,
Mayo Clinic

Leo Grady

Keynote speaker

Founder and CEO, Jona Health

Latha Alaparthi

Keynote speaker

Gastroenterology Center of CT, PC

Inside the AGA Shark Tank

Where GI innovations start

Get a glimpse into the future of GI patient care during our annual Shark Tank competition, where five forward-thinking companies will showcase and pitch their innovations to a panel of expert judges. Tech Summit attendees will also vote for the fan favorite. Watch 1-minute elevator pitches from the five AGA Tech Summit Shark Tank finalists below.

Hear how Virgo’s development has accelerated since competing in the AGA Shark Tank.

Learn about Endiatx, who won in 2023 for their vitamin-sized intrabody robot!

Location & accommodations

Chicago, IL

The 2024 AGA Tech Summit will be held at MATTER’s headquarters: The Merchandise Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1230, Chicago, IL, 60654.

AGA has identified several hotels in close proximity to MATTER (see the list below).

The Kinzie – 312-395-9000
The Westin River North – 312-744-1900
Hyatt Place River North – 312-755-1600
The Godfrey – 312-649-2000

You can make your reservation directly with the hotel. There are no discount rates associated with this year’s meeting.


MATTER is a global healthcare startup incubator that supports healthcare startups at all stages of growth and brings together industry executives, entrepreneurs, and investors to accelerate innovation, advance care and improve lives.



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