Welcome to SplashX Invent Health (#splashxinventhealth), a quarterly twilight salon-styled tech talk and mixer produced by HP and Vator, where valuable lessons and insights are shared by investors, founders, and C-level executives from healthtech pioneers and healthcare incumbents. SplashX Invent Health is designed to take a 360-degree view of one particular topic.
In this case, the topic is “Behavioral and Mental Health.” Behavioral health promotes well-being by preventing mental disorder, as common as stress and anxiety, which without being addressed appropriately can lead to more serious illnesses, such as chronic conditions, substance abuse and addictions. All of this falls under our mental well-being, in other words - mental health.
Unfortunately, there’s a rise of mental illness across the country with one out of five Americans suffering from some sort of mental disorder. In the case of depression, it’s become almost an epidemic from being a rare condition 50 years ago. Critics argue the rise has a lot to do with pathologizing normal psychic and somatic behavior, meaning society’s idea of normal often means never feeling sad or hopeless. Some argue antidepressant drugmakers, who’ve seen their drug usage rise 400 percent in two decades are behind the pathologizing.
These pervasive conditions have behavioral health startups creating solutions and treatment modalities to help those across the spectrum from mindfulness-based therapies, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies to digital therapeutics. What are these new technologies and services and are they effective? How are employers and health organizations incorporating them?
HP’s Dr. Archana Dubey, Fran Ayalasomayajula and Vator’s Bambi Francisco are hosting the event.
Splash is Vator’s large startup and investor festival and one of the most popular pitch competitions in the U.S.
SplashX is Vator’s intimate Splash by night, a tech talk series and mixer where top influencers, entrepreneurs, and investors share insights on what's trending and valuable lessons on fundraising, building, and scaling a startup.
Launched in 2010 in San Francisco, Splash events, competitions, and verticals, such as Splash Health, Post Seed, and SplashX have expanded to NY, LA, London, and Oakland.