How are innovators disrupting healthcare?



J. Craig Venter, PhD

Co–Founder and Executive Chairman, Human Longevity, Inc

Mario Schlosser

Founder & CEO, Oscar Health

Sean Duffy

Co-Founder & CEO, Omada Health

Owen Tripp

Co-Founder & CEO, Grand Rounds

Steve Jurvetson

Partner, DFJ

Ian Shakil

Co-Founder & CEO, Augmedix

Brian Singerman

Partner, Founders Fund

Ron Gutman

Founder & CEO, HealthTap

Arnaud Bernaert

Head of Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum

Lynne Chou

Partner, Kleiner Perkins

Jeffrey Brewer

Founder & CEO, Bigfoot Biomedical

Michelle Snyder

CMO, Welltok

Peter Hames

Co-Founder & CEO, Big Health

Ryan Howard

Founder, iBeat and Practice Fusion; Angel Investor

Stephanie Tilenius

Founder & CEO, Vida Health

Michael Dixon

Partner, Sequoia Capital

Hubert Zajicek, MD

CEO, Health Wildcatters

Daniel Kraft, MD

Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience, Singularity University; Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine

Patrick Chung

General Partner, Xfund

Emily Melton

Partner, DFJ

Bambi Francisco Roizen

Founder & CEO, Vator

Lyon Wong

Co-Founder & General Partner, Spectrum 28

Sami Inkinen

Founder & CEO, Virta Health

Stephanie M. Lee

Senior Technology Reporter, BuzzFeed

Nico Arcino

Senior Director - Digital Health Strategy, Kaiser Permanente

Risa Stack

General Manager, New Business Creation, GE Ventures

Paul Willard

General Partner, Subtraction Capital

Rebecca Woodcock

Entrepreneur in Residence, 500 Startups

Rebecca Lynn

General Partner, Canvas Ventures

Sarah Buhr

Reporter, TechCrunch

Dave Schulte

Managing Director, McKesson Ventures

Sara Deshpande

Partner, Maven Ventures

David Wu

General Partner, Maveron

Anthony Shell

Principal, Avison Young

Mark Goldstein

Managing Partner,

Ezra Roizen

Founder, advsr

Erin Flynn

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,,

8:55am,,9:00am,, Opening Remarks,, Emcees: Daniel Kraft (Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience, Singularity University; Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine), Bambi Francisco (Founder & CEO, Vator)

9:00am,,9:20am,, Session 1: Splash Talk - The Future of Health & Medicine: Where Can Technology Take Us? ,,Daniel Kraft (Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience, Singularity University; Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine)

9:20am,,9:55am,, Session 2: Fireside Keynote - Matching patients with doctors; What would it be like if our doctors were perfectly matched to who we are and to our needs? With the plethora of personalized data, this kind of matching making is becoming a reality. ,,Owen Tripp (Co-Founder & CEO, Grand Rounds), Bambi Francisco (Founder & CEO, Vator)

10:00am,,10:25am,, 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: Sarah Buhr (Reporter, TechCrunch); Panelists: Ian Shakil (Founder & CEO, Augmedix), Ron Gutman (Founder & CEO, HealthTap), Sami Inkinen (Founder& CEO, Virta Health), Arnaud Bernaert (Head of Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum)

10:25am,,10:45am,, Break (20 mins) - Networking and see Demo Tables; AARP Partner Minute,,

10:45am,,11:25am,, Session 4: Global Splash Competition Presentations; Healthtech Finalists ,, Emcee: Mark Goldstein (Managing Partner,; Judges: Ryan Howard (Founder, iBeat and Practice Fusion; Angel investor), Risa Stack (General Manager, GE Ventures), Emily Melton (Partner, DFJ Venture), Paul Willard (Partner, Subtraction Capital), Hubert Zajicek (CEO, Health Wildcatters)

11:25am,,12:05pm,, Session 5: Global Splash Competition Presentations; Healthtech Finalists ,, Emcee: Mark Goldstein (Managing Partner,; Judges: Lyon Wong (Co-Founder & General Partner, Spectrum 28), 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,,1:00pm,, Break - Lunch sponsored by Avison Young, networking and see Demo Tables,,

1:00pm,,1:20pm,, Session 6: Splash Talk - The future of care; What will work and what won't? ,, Dr. Robert Pearl (CEO, The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente)

1:20pm,,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, DFJ) and J. Craig Venter, PhD (Co–Founder and Executive Chairman, Human Longevity, Inc)

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 2016, the FDA approved the first artificial pancreas. Are we finally making significant strides? ,, Jeffrey Brewer (Founder & CEO, Bigfoot Biomedical)

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

2:50pm,,3:15pm,, Session 9: 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: Stephanie Lee (Senior Technology Reporter, BuzzFeed); Panelists: Michelle Snyder (CMO, Welltok), Sean Duffy (Founder & CEO, Omada Health), Peter Hames (Founder & CEO, Big Health), Stephanie Tilenius (Founder & CEO, Vida Health)

3:15pm,,3:55pm,, Session 10: What healthtech trends are VCs embracing and what are overhyped?,, Moderator: Patrick Chung (General Partner, Xfund); Panelists: Rebecca Lynn (Partner, Canvas Ventures), Dave Schulte (Partner, McKesson Ventures), Michael Dixon (Partner, Sequoia Capital, Rebecca Woodcock (Entrepreneur in Residence, 500 Startups)

3:55pm,,4:35pm,, Session 11: Fireside Keynote - Reinventing health insurance; How do we get to affordable and accessible care? ,,Mario Schlosser (Founder & CEO, Oscar Health), Brian Singerman (Partner, Founders Fund), Bambi Francisco (Founder & CEO, Vator)

4:35pm,,4:45pm,, Closing Ceremony,, Bambi Francisco (Founder & CEO, Vator), Anthony Shell (Principal, Avison Young)

5:00pm,,6:00pm,, Grab a drink, network and see Demo Tables! After-party hosted by Bread & Butter Wine and Silicon Valley Bank! ,,

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

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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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Cowell Theater | Fort Mason Center

Herbst Pavillion, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123

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Vator alumni have raised $1B-plus in follow-on capital. Here are a few:

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.

Andres Fabris

Founder and CEO at Traxo won Vator Splash LA in June 2012. The competition allowed us an opportunity to meet and pitch against some of the great Los Angeles startups and further foster our entrepreneurial community. There was such a positive energy with so many great minds providing insightful feedback throughout the night. Two paws up, Vator!

Aaron Hirschhorn

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!

Gagan Biyani

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!

Lisa Maki

CEO, PokitDok

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."

Jed Katz

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.

Bambi Francisco Roizen

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.

Brandon Zeuner

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!

Cody Barbo

Founder & CEO, Industry


Past Coverage


Mitos Suson

Producer and Director, Vator Events

Lynda Moyer

Social Media Guru

Fely Tchaco

Stage Goddess

Peter Conte

Finalist Host

Randy Rimple

Operations Manager

Kristin Karaoglu

Tech Ninja

Tifani Resch

Registration Manager

Darwin Price

Kwisatz Haderach

Kimberly Ratilla

Sunshine Officer

Ashish Singh

Startup Scout Master

Melissa Karr

Executive Producer

Julia Havinis

Speaker Host

Siobhan Clarke

Demo Host Manager

Vinh Lam

Finalist host


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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