Curative Orthopaedics

Another Trip to the Big Apple


On June 3rd Curative Orthopaedics’ CEO Samantha Simmons attended The Next Gen Summit in NYC, an annual conference for young entrepreneurs. The Next Gen Summit spanned 3 days with various events and speakers; Curative Orthopaedics was selected to participate in the pitch portion of the conference sponsored by Inc.ubator. The conference was established two years ago for entrepreneurs under the age of thirty who are looking to share and expand their ideas, network, and present their work to possible investors. There were several different speakers featured at the event, such as Amanda Bradford, the founder of The League and Jacob Goodwin, the founder of Fresh Prints. What makes the conference so unique and innovative is that it was created by young entrepreneurs themselves. The head of the program, Justin Lafazan and his partner Dylan Gambardella are only nineteen. Their mission is to “empower the world’s youth to design extraordinary lives”.

At the conference, Samantha got the opportunity to pitch Back2Sleep to a panel of fifteen investors of various backgrounds. She had three minutes to present the facts and functionality of the brace, which was then followed by three minutes of Q&A, and ended with feedback from the panel. Samantha was very pleased with her experience and is excited for her follow-up meetings with interested investors.

Curative Orthopaedics is thankful to have been able to attend such an innovative conference, while receiving the opportunity to meet fellow entrepreneurs.