How are innovators disrupting healthcare?

Tuesday, February 23 | Kaiser Center | Oakland, CA


The mission of Vator Splash Health is to bring together the best and brightest minds around digital healthcare innovation and venture financing for an one-day focused event, targeting early-stage founds, investors and members of the press interested in health innovation.

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Helmy Eltoukhy, PhD

Founder & CEO, Guardant Health

Ryan Howard

Founder, iBeat and Practice Fusion; Angel Investor

Ali Diab

Founder & CEO, Collective Health

Lynne Chou

Partner, Kleiner Perkins

Vijay Pande

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Vic Gundotra

CEO, AliveCor

Ted Tanner

Co-founder & CTO, PokitDok

Jason Oberfest

Co-founder & CEO, Mango Health

Rick Altinger

CEO, Glooko

Drew Schiller

Co-Founder & CTO, Validic

Camille Samuels

Partner, Venrock

Risa Stack

General Manager, New Business Creation, GE Ventures

Missy Krasner

Managing Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Box

Bambi Francisco Roizen

Founder & CEO, Vator

Steve Barsh

Chief Innovation Officer, DreamIt Ventures

Paul Willard

General Partner, Subtraction Capital

Jeremy Howard

Founder & CEO, Enlitic

Roman Arzhintar

Managing Director, Vator Investment Club

Crystal Brown

Usher Relations

Jack J. Young

Head of Qualcomm Life Fund

Nancy Brown

Venture Partner, Oak HC/FT

Chris Hogg

COO, Propeller Health

Stephanie M. Lee

Senior Technology Reporter, BuzzFeed

Nico Arcino

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Kaiser Permanente

Shomit Ghose

Managing Director & Partner, Onset Ventures

Mark Ginestro

Principal, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Strategy, KPMG

Mark Goldstein

Chairman, UCSF Health Hub

Naveen Jain

Co-Founder & CMO, Immunity Project

Cory Johnson

Anchor and editor, Bloomberg

Tony Miller

Managing Partner, Lemhi Ventures

Julia Moore

Portfolio Director, Thiel Foundation's Breakout Labs

Mark Noronha

Global Lead - Startup Engagement, SAP Startup Focus

Julie Papanek

Healthcare Investor, Canaan Partners

Ezra Roizen

Founder, advsr

Alex Roizen

Managing Director, Vator Investment Club

Andrei Pop

Founder & CEO, Human API

Dave Schulte

Managing Director, McKesson Ventures

Peter Shalek

Co-Founder, Joyable

Carolyne Zimmerman

General Partner, dRx Capital


Mitchell Mom

Venture Associate, Rock Health

David Cooke

Head, Section of General Thoracic Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center

Jessica Zeaske

Vice President, Research & Development, Lemhi Ventures

Marcos Gonzalez

Managing Partner, MCG+Company

Royal Farros

Managing Director, Farros Capital


8:30am,,9:25am,, Registration - Coffee (provided by Artis Coffee!)

9:25am,,9:35am,, Opening Remarks ,, Emcee: Alex Roizen (Vator Investment Club), Bambi Francisco (Founder & CEO, Vator), Crystal Brown (Founder & CEO, Healthiest)

9:35am,,10:00am,, Session 1: Fireside: Tackling cancer with technology ,, Helmy Eltoukhy (Founder & CEO, Guardant Health) and Bambi Francisco (Founder & CEO, Vator)

10:05am,,10:30am,, Session 2: Innovators in patient-centered healthcare ,, Moderator: Stephanie Lee (Senior Technology Reporter, Buzzfeed) Panelists: Jason Oberfest (Founder & CEO, Mango Health), Vic Gundotra (CEO, AliveCor), Peter Shalek (Founder & CEO, Joyable)

10:30am,,10:40am,, Break (10 mins) - See Demo Tables

10:45am,,11:15am,, Session 3: Global Splash Competition Presentations - First Top 3 Healthtech Finalists ,, Emcee: Naveen Jain (Co-Founder & CMO, Immunity Project); Judges: Missy Krasner (Managing Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Box), Shomit Ghose (Managing Director & Partner, Onset Ventures), Carolyne Zimmerman (General Partner, dRx Capital), Julie Papanek (Healthcare Investor, Canaan Partners)

11:20am,,11:40am,, Session 4: Splash Talk - Protecting Yourself as the Founder ,, Ryan Howard (Chairman & Founder, Practice Fusion)

11:45am,,12:15pm,, Session 5: Global Splash Competition Presentations - Second Top 3 Healthtech Finalists ,, Emcee: Naveen Jain (Co-Founder & CMO, Immunity Project); Judges: Camille Samuels (Partner, Venrock), Risa Stack (Partner, GE Ventures), Nancy Brown (Partner, Oak HC/FT), Mark Goldstein (Managing Partner, Efficient Capacity)

12:15pm,,1:15pm,, Break - Lunch (provided by SAP Startup Focus Program) - (Judges' deliberate)

1:15pm,,1:45pm,, Session 6: Splash Talk: When software eats bio ,, Vijay Pande (General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz)

1:45pm,,2:10pm,, Session 7: Telemedicine and Patient-Engagement ,, Moderator: Roman Arzhintar (Managing Director, Vator Investment Club) Panelists: Chris Hogg (COO, Propeller Health), Rick Altinger (CEO, Glooko), Jeremy Howard (Founder & CEO, Enlitic), Julie Papanek (Healthcare Investor, Canaan Partners)

2:10pm,,2:35pm,, Session 8: Uncovering new data from APIs and the platforms ,, Moderator: Paul Willard (Partner, Subtraction Capital); Panelists: Ted Tanner (Co-Founder & CTO, Pokitdok), Missy Krasner (Managing Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Box), Drew Schiller (Founder & CTO, Validic), Andrei Pop (Founder & CEO, Human API)

2:35pm,,2:45pm,, Session 9: Splash Talk: Funding the 'science' behind Health Care ,, Julia Moore (Portfolio Director, Thiel Foundation's Breakout Labs)

2:50pm,,3:10pm,, Break (20 minutes) - Phew! Those were long sessions. Now grab a drink and see the Demo Tables

3:10pm,,3:35pm,, Session 10: Fireside: Reinventing Healthcare Insurance ,, Ali Diab (Founder & CEO, Collective Health) and Ezra Roizen (Managing Director, Vator Investment Club)

3:35pm,,4:10pm,, Session 11: Who's Financing the Digital Health Ecosystem? ,, Moderator: Mark Ginestro (Principal, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Strategy, KPMG); Panelists: Tony Miller (Managing Partner, Lemhi Ventures), Steve Barsh (Chief Innovation Officer, Dreamit Ventures), Dave Schulte (Partner, McKesson Ventures), Nancy Brown (Partner, Oak HC/FT), Jack Young (Partner, Qualcomm Life Fund)

4:10pm,,4:35pm,, Session 12: Fireside - The Future of Healthcare ,, Cory Johnson (Anchor, Bloomberg West TV), Lynne Chou (Partner, Kleiner Perkins)

4:35pm,,5:00pm,, Session 13: Fireside - Are you in Kaiser’s line of sight? A buyer’s perspective ,, Nico Arcino (Sr. Director Digital Health, Kaiser Permanente) and Missy Krasner (Managing Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Box)

5:05pm,,5:15pm,, Splash Winner Ceremony ,, KPMG announces winners

5:15pm,,6:00pm,, Happy Hour ,, Cocktails! Meet up at Lake Chalet (1520 Lakeside Dr) (cash bar)

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Getting there




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Mitos Suson

Producer and Director, Vator Events

Sal Casillas

Associate Producer

Darwin Price

Kwisatz Haderach

Jerry Chang

Director of Media Relations

Fely Tchaco

Stage Goddess

Kimberly Ratilla

Sunshine Officer

Randy Rimple

Operations Manager

Ronny Kerr

Reporter, VatorNews


VATOR SPLASH EVENT volunteers. Day of.

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EVENT volunteers. Day of.

  • Speaker Hosts
  • Finalists Hosts
  • Stage Hands
  • Ushers
  • Sponsor and Demo Host
  • Stage Manager
  • Social Media


  1. Team call meeting 10 days to 2 weeks prior
  2. Day-before-event meeting at venue (1 hour) to prep, or as early as 6:00 am, day of event
  3. Arrival at event
  4. 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.

For those interested in working with startups.

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.

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