How are innovators disrupting healthcare?



Vator speakers bring experience to the stage, sharing lessons, failures and advice on how to build lasting companies, what it means to be a leader and to innovate.

Past Speakers

J. Craig Venter, PhD

Co–Founder and Executive Chairman, Human Longevity, Inc

Mario Schlosser

Founder & CEO, Oscar Health

Steve Jurvetson

Partner, DFJ

Brian Singerman

Partner, Founders Fund

Vijay Pande

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Lynne Chou

Partner, Kleiner Perkins

Rebecca Lynn

General Partner, Canvas Ventures

Tom Lee

CEO, One Medical

Helmy Eltoukhy, PhD

Founder & CEO, Guardant Health

Arnaud Bernaert

Head of Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum


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

8:55am,,9:00am,, Opening Remarks,, Emcee: Bambi Francisco (Founder & CEO, Vator)

9:00am,,9:20am,, Session 1: Splash Talk ,,

9:20am,,9:55am,, Session 2: Fireside Keynote ,,

10:00am,,10:25am,, Session 3: Panel ,,

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 ,, ,

11:25am,,12:05pm,, Session 5: Global Splash Competition Presentations; Healthtech Finalists ,, ,

12:05pm,,1:00pm,, Break - Lunch, networking and see Demo Tables,,

1:00pm,,1:20pm,, Session 6: Splash Talk,,

1:20pm,,2:05pm,, Session 7: Fireside Keynote ,,

2:05pm,,2:25pm,, Session 8: Splash Talk -,,

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: Panel ,,

3:15pm,,3:55pm,, Session 10:Panel ,,

3:55pm,,4:35pm,, Session 11: Fireside Keynote ,,

4:35pm,,4:45pm,, Closing Ceremony,, Bambi Francisco (Founder & CEO, Vator),

5:00pm,,6:00pm,, Grab a drink, network and see Demo Tables! ,,

Splash Health, Wellness & Wearables | March 22 | Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

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About Splash

The premier entrepreneurship conference.



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.

Previous Keynotes

Splash is one of the best startup competitions and educational events, attracting super smart thought leaders in the tech industry. It's an event that inspires. This is an event for entrepreneurs who want to learn how to innovate, raise money, and scale a company. It's also a place for new investors to learn about angel investing and established ones to sharpen their game.

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The Venue

Cowell Theater | Fort Mason Center

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

Getting there




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

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 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

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 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 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

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


Kristin Karaoglu

Tech Ninja

Steven Loeb

Reporter, VatorNews


VATOR SPLASH EVENT volunteers. Day of.

Click here to volunteer.

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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