Network with VCs and angel investors across healthcare. Learn from successful startup founders, such as Ryan Howard, Founder and CEO of Practice Fusion and Dr. Nate Gross, co-founder of Doximity and Rock Health. Watch top Splash Competition finalists compete on stage in front of judges representing some of the brightest minds in the venture and entrepreneur community.
CEO, One Medical
Partner, Bessemer Ventures
General Partner, Canvas Venture Fund
Co-Founder & CMO, Immunity Project
Founder & CEO, Vator
General Partner, Interwest
Senior VP for Investments, Thiel Foundation
Managing Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Box
Managing Director & Partner, Onset Ventures
Partner & COO, Mansa Capital Management
Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
Founder, Avik Ventures
CEO & Founder, Misfit Wearables
President & CEO, IRythm Technologies
Founder, Change Healthcare Corporation
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, HealthPrize Technologies
Founder at Wearable World, Inc
Managing Director, Vator Investment Club
Managing Partner, Vator Investment Club
Founder & CEO, HealthTap
Managing Director, Prolog Ventures
Founder & CEO, GetWellNetwork
Reporter, Fast Company
Co-Founder & CEO, Doctor On Demand
Co-Founder, Obvious Ventures
Audit Senior Manager, KPMG
Founder & CEO, Prebacked
Chief of Medicine and Neuroscience, Singularity University
Managing Director, The Iron Yard
Managing Director, Venture-Med
Head, Section of General Thoracic Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center
Managing Director, Runway Incubator
Venture Associate, Rock Health
8:30am,,9:15am,, Registration, Coffee
9:40am,,10:00am,, Session 1: Game-changing Disruption in Healthcare ,,Dr. Robert Pearl, CEO of Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
10:05am,,10:25am,, Session 2: Skyrocketing Healthcare Costs! How is technology saving the day and changing healthcare tomorrow?,,Moderator: Casper de Clercq (Partner, Norwest Venture Partners) Panelists: Kevin King (President & CEO, iRhythm Technologies), Dhiren Bhatia (CEO, Viewics), Christopher Parks (Founder, Change Healthcare Corporation)
10:25am,,10:35am,, Break(10 min) - See Demo Tables,,
10:35am,,11:05am,, Session 3: Global Splash Competition Presentations - Top 3 Finalists in Healthcare IT,,Emcee: Alex Roizen (Adviser, Ackrell Capital); Judges: Nina Kjellson (General Partner, InterWest Partners), Missy Krasner (Managing Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Box), John Steuart (Managing Director, Prolog Ventures, Garrett Dunham (Founder & CEO, Prebacked)
11:10am,,11:30am,, Session 4: 360 Degree View of Health Tech. Inventor, investor, doctor, developer: A look at the evolving landscape of health tech from different perspectives.,, Dr. Nate Gross, Co-Founder Doximity and Rock Health
11:35am,,12:05pm,, Session 5: Global Splash Competition Presentations - Second Top 3 Finalists,,Emcee: Alex Roizen (Adviser, Ackrell Capital); Judges: Shomit Ghose (Managing Director & Partner, ONSET Ventures), Sharon Knight (Founder, Avik Ventures), Vishal Vasishth (Co-Founder, Obvious Ventures, Mike McCormick (Audit Senior Manager, KPMG)
12:05pm,,1:15pm,, Break-Lunch (Judges' deliberate),,
1:50pm,,2:10pm,, Session 7: The New Care Delivery Model. Startups have emerged to focus on changing the way people are being cared for, as they build out tools, platforms, mobile applications for prevention, monitoring or recovery. Who are these companies and why are they emerging?,,Moderator: Jason Torres (Partner & COO, Mansa Capital Management); Panelists: Dr. Katrina Firlik (Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, HealthPrize), Ron Gutman (CEO, HealthTap), Adam Jackson (Founder & CEO, Doctor on Demand)
2:45pm,,3:05pm,, Session 9: What's Passion Got to do with it?,,Michael O'Neill (Founder & CEO of GetWellNetwork)
03:05pm,,03:15pm,, Break (10 min), Phew! Those were long sessions. Now grab a drink and see the Demo Tables
3:15pm,,3:25pm,, Session 10: Funding the 'science' behind Health Care: Medicine and drugs Where are we on the spectrum of what's envisioned and what's possible today? There's tons of money in healthcare IT, but what about funding the intersection of biology and technology? How do you get this science funded?,, Lindy Fishburne, Executive Director, Breakout Labs
3:30pm,,3:50pm,, Session 11: Who's Financing the Digital Health Ecosystem? A chat with active accelerators, angel investors, and pioneering VCs who are shaping the digital health tech scene through the investments they make.,, Moderator: Christina Farr (Journalist, Reuters News); Panelists: Rebecca Lynn (General Partner, Canvas Venture Fund), Nina Kjellson (Senior VP for Investments, InterWest Partners), Stephen Kraus (Partner, Bessemer Ventures)
4:20pm,,4:30pm,, Announce Splash Winner,,
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Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
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- Speaker Hosts
- Finalists Hosts
- Stage Hands
- Sponsor and Demo Host
- Stage Manager
- Social Media
- Team call meeting 10 days to 2 weeks prior
- Day-before-event meeting at venue (1 hour) to prep, or as early as 6:00 am, day of event
- Arrival at event
- Venue visit (1 month prior – for Usher Lead, Stage Manager, Speaker Host)
PRE-PRODUCTION volunteers. Up to 5 months prior.
- Startup Scout Master
- Startup & Finalist Host
- Director of Investor Relations
- Accelerator Partner Relations
- Media Partner Relations
- Social Media
- Press Relations
Be able to start several months prior to the event. Must have solid writing, communication skills.
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Details about pre-production roles:
Startup Scout Master, Startup Finalist Host: This person loves to work with startups and would love to learn more about them. Your job will be to identify promising startups, interact with them and help prep finalists to get on stage. This job is great for someone who wants to work at a startup or invest in them.
Director of Investor Relations, Accelerator Partner Relations: This person wants to interact with venture capitalists and angel investors and corporate investors – in short – investors. You will engage with them around 5 to 6 weeks prior to the event. Your job is to get to know them and their investments and to help them to evaluate the startups in the finalist competition. The Accelerator Partner Relations person will communicate with accelerators to engage their startups in the event and competition.
Social Media and Press: This person(s) is proficient at putting press releases together and posting social media updates on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Vator. This person has excellent writing skills and is fluent in English. This person has comfort and familiarity with social networks. This person must spend at least 20 minutes daily posting for Vator one month prior to the event about the event speakers, relevant news and throughout the day of event. Press person should work on at least one press release.