How are innovators disrupting healthcare?



J. Craig Venter, PhD

Co-Founder, Executive Chairman & CEO, Human Longevity

Mario Schlosser

Founder & CEO, Oscar Health

Robert Pearl, M.D.

CEO, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group

Martin Varsavsky

Founder & CEO, Prelude Fertility

Sean Duffy

Co-Founder & CEO, Omada Health

Steve Jurvetson

Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Ian Shakil

Co-Founder & CEO, Augmedix

Brian Singerman

Partner, The Founders Fund

Ron Gutman

Founder & CEO, HealthTap

Lynne Chou

Partner, Kleiner Perkins

Jeffrey Brewer

Founder & CEO, Bigfoot Biomedical

Michelle Snyder

Co-Founder & CMO, Welltok

Peter Hames

Co-Founder & CEO, Big Health

Ryan Howard

Founder, iBeat and Practice Fusion; angel investor

Karin Ajmani

President of Healthcare Services, Progyny

Angie Lee

Chief Product Officer, Celmatix

Daniel Kraft, MD

Chief of Medicine and Neuroscience, Singularity University

Christina Farr

Reporter, Fast Company

Patrick Chung

General Partner, Xfund

Julie Papanek

Healthcare Investor, Canaan Partners

Emily Melton

Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Bambi Francisco Roizen

Founder & CEO, Vator

Nico Arcino

Senior Director - Digital Health Strategy, Kaiser Permanente

Risa Stack

General Manager, New Business Creation, GE Ventures

Paul Willard

General Partner, Subtraction Capital

Tim Chang

Managing Director, Mayfield Fund

Sara Deshpande

Partner, Maven Ventures

David Wu

General Partner, Maveron

Mark Goldstein

Managing Partner, Efficient Capacity

Ezra Roizen

Founder, advsr

Erin Flynn

Managing Partner, Vator Investment Club

Alex Roizen

Managing Director, Vator Investment Club

Past Speakers

Vijay Pande

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Dr. Nate Gross

Co-Founder Doximity & Rock Health

Tom Lee

CEO, One Medical

Ali Diab

Founder & CEO, Collective Health

Lindy Fishburne

Senior VP for Investments, Thiel Foundation


7:45am,,8:55am,, Registration, Coffee and Networking,,

8:00am,,8:45am,, Semi-finalists Pitch Off ,, Emcee: Erin Flynn (Managing Director, Vator Investment Club), Sara Deshpande (Partner, Maven Ventures)

8:55am,,9:00am,, Opening Remarks,, Emcees: Daniel Kraft (Chief of Medicine and Neuroscience, Singularity University), Bambi Francisco (Founder & CEO, Vator)

9:00am,,9:20am,, Session 1: Splash Talk - The cutting edge potentials and challenges of healthcare; Many elements of healthcare, from prevention, diagnostics, to therapy, to global health and clinical trials are ripe for disruption. The convergence of many fast moving technologies, ranging from wearables, to AI, low cost genomics to robotics, is enabling new innovations. ,,Daniel Kraft (Chief of Medicine and Neuroscience, Singularity University)

9:20am,,10:00am,, Session 2: Fireside Keynote - Landing a $200M Series A and the future of babies-on-demand ,,Martin Varsavsky (Founder & CEO, Prelude Fertility), Bambi Francisco (Founder & CEO, Vator)

10:05am,,10:30am,, Session 3: The doctor will see you now; Advances in wearables, augmented reality, mobile and how it’s changing our interaction with our physicians. ,, Moderator: TBD; Panelist: Ian Shakil (Founder & CEO, Augmedix), Ron Gutman (Founder & CEO, HealthTap), Sami Inkinen (Founder& CEO, Virta Health)

10:30am,,10:45am,, Break (15 mins) - Networking and see Demo Tables,,

10:45am,,11:25am,, Session 4: Global Splash Competition Presentations; First Top 4 Healthtech Finalists ,, Emcee: Mark Goldstein (Managing Partner, Efficient Capacity); Judges: Ryan Howard (Founder, iBeat and Practice Fusion; Angel investor), Tim Chang (Managing Director, Mayfield Fund), Risa Stack (General Manager, GE Ventures), Emily Melton (Partner, DFJ Venture), Paul Willard (Partner, Subtraction Capital)

11:25am,,12:05pm,, Session 5: Global Splash Competition Presentations; Second Top 4 Healthtech Finalists ,, Emcee: Mark Goldstein (Managing Partner, Efficient Capacity); Judges: Julie Papanek (Healthcare Investor, Canaan Partners), Lynne Chou (Partner, Kleiner Perkins), Erin Flynn (Managing Director, Vator Investment Club), Nico Arcino (Digital Health Strategies, Kaiser Permanente), David Wu (General Partner, Maveron)

12:05pm,,1:05pm,, Break - Lunch, networking and see Demo Tables,,

1:05pm,,1:25pm,, Session 6: Splash Talk - The future of care; What will work and what won't? ,, Dr. Robert Pearl (CEO, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group)

1:25pm,,2:05pm,, Session 7: Fireside Keynote - Staying human while becoming immortal; A baby born today can expect to live twice as long as one born in the 19th century. We’ve come a long way. But will building the biggest database of genotypes and phenotypes to understand age-related diseases help us to live longer? When will we become the ageless generation and what are the economic and social implications? ,, Steve Jurvetson (Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson) and Craig Venter (Co-Founder & CEO, Human Longevity)

2:05pm,,2:25pm,, Session 8: Splash Talk - Building out the artificial pancreas to treat diabetes; Diabetes affects 371 million in the world. It’s one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the US. In September, the FDA approved the first artificial pancreas. Are we finally making significant strides? ,, Jeffrey Brewer (Founder & CEO, Bigfoot Biomedical)

2:25pm,,2:50pm,, Session 9: High-tech baby boom and the business of infertility; The Internet gave us connectedness to form communities. But reproductive technologies and medicine give birth to communities. In most societies, 15% of the population is infertile. Yet most everyone wants a baby. What are the advances in these new technologies and how does that change who we are as a society? ,, Moderator: Christina Farr (Reporter, Fast Company); Panelists: Angie Lee (Chief Product Officer, Celmatix), Karin Ajmani (President of Healthcare Services, Progyny)

2:50pm,,3:15pm,, Break (25 minutes) - Phew! Those were long sessions. Now grab a drink and see the Demo Tables,,

3:15pm,,3:40pm,, Session 10: Preventative, human-centered care and promoting a healthy lifestyle; There is a positive economic impact that comes from improved healthy living and behaviors. How is artificial intelligence, deep learning and mobile helping us to reduce overall healthcare costs and extend our lives?,, Moderator: Patrick Chung (General Partner, Xfund); Panelists: Michelle Snyder (Co-Founder & CMO, Welltok), Sean Duffy (Founder & CEO, Omada Health), Peter Hames (Founder & CEO, Big Health)

3:40pm,,4:25pm,, Session 11: Fireside Keynote ,,Mario Schlosser (Founder & CEO, Oscar Health), Brian Singerman (Partner, Founders Fund), Bambi Francisco (Founder & CEO, Vator)

4:20pm,,4:30pm,, Closing Ceremony,,

4:45pm,,6:00pm,, Happy Hour,,

6:00pm,,7:00pm,, Drinks & Networking,,

7:00pm,,7:30pm,, Dinner,,

7:30pm,,8:15pm,, Speaker and desert,,

10:30am,,11:00am,, Coffee & Networking,,

11:00am,,11:30am,, Welcome and program,,

11:30am,,12:15am,, Startup presentations,,

12:15am,,1pm,, Lunch,,

1pm,,1:30pm,, Networking,,

Splash Health, Wellness & Wearables | March 23 | Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Splash Health, Wellness & Wearables Dinner | March 22 | Epic Roasthouse, San Francisco | Invite-only (VIP)

Splash Health, Wellness & Wearables Lunch | February 22 | Grandview Pavilion, Alameda | Invite-only (VIP)

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Vator Splash gives you a lot more than a fabulous evening of networking; it gives you access to an entire community of active investors and inspiring entrepreneurs that are making it happen. The event generated significant exposure for our online travel dashboard venture. Weeks after presenting we raised $100K from an investor who saw the online video of our Vator pitch.

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Founder & CEO at DogVacay

Vator's competition platform made it simple to judge contestants by accessing video, PPT, ratings, executive summaries all in one place. It's the most efficient solution to judging competitions and it makes the process of judging a lot more fun! And the Vator Splash competition makes it easy and efficient to review a large number of early-stage startups that I would not otherwise have been exposed to

Jeremy Liew

The event provides results: a significant number of investors, advisors and business development opportunities arose after we won Vator Splash in front of a crowd of more than 200. Furthermore, one of the judges - Dave McClure - ended up investing in our company. Finally, VatorSplash was a great momentum-builder for us as we were getting ready to fundraise. The victory provided social proof to prospective investors and increased our chances of successfully attracting investment. We went on to raise $1M from a great group of angel investors!

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Co-founder, Udemy

The Vator community and its Splash event provided the perfect launch pad to generate exposure for our company. Winning Vator Splash 2013 SF gave us the exposure, quality venture capital meetings and network effect every startup needs to initiate and complete a successful round. The very next quarter, we raised a $4M Series A. Thanks Vator!

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The VatorSplash events have been a fantastic opportunity to see great start-ups, connect with other investors, and hear from industry visionaries. Javelin has proudly sponsored the event for many years, and plans to keep actively supporting it for many more."

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Managing Director,
Javelin Venture Partners

The Post.Seed Conference is the very first event of its kind. Startups seem to make or break their future in the post-seed gap, but financing is becoming so difficult to secure during this period. We can see this trend having a huge impact on the future of tech entrepreneurship, and we want to see what the best minds have to say about it.

Paul Martino

Managing Partner, Bullpen Capital

This gap is a new phenomenon, making it unfamiliar ground for both entrepreneurs and investors to navigate. But it’s a reality that’s not going away. In order to understand how to build the best startups, we need to address how to get through this stage. For early-stage founders and investors, the perspectives on financing and the networking opportunities will be invaluable.

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Founder & CEO, Vator

The Series A ‘crunch’ is no small matter for startups that are trying to beat overwhelming odds. Post Seed is all about giving early-stage entrepreneurs and investors a forum to discuss some of the more pressing issues around fundraising. We want to start the discussion for both entrepreneurs and investors.

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Managing Partner, Venture51

I’ve attended the Splash event over the last few years, and it is one of my favorite tech events due to the quality of entrepreneurs and investors who attend. For Splash 2016, we were fortunate to make it to the finals, pitch Mark Cuban, and take home the win! Soon after, we successfully announced a $2.3M SEED round. The Vator team has become family since, and we are so fortunate to have been given the opportunity. We highly recommend being part of Vator and its events as a way to expand your knowledge, network, and success. Cheers!

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Founder & CEO, Industry


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  1. Team call meeting 10 days to 2 weeks prior
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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.

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