SplashX Invent Health - Behavioral and Mental Health

HP Challenge: How do we treat our emotional well-being, anxiety, depression? June 21st - HP Headquarters, Customer Welcome Center


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.

Vator (short for innovator) is a vibrant startup and investor community, founded by veteran, award-winning business journalist, Bambi Francisco.

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.

SplashX Invent Health - Behavioral and Mental Health

Twilight tech talk and mixer for entrepreneurs, inventors, and investors



Sean McBride

Partnerships, Lyra Health

Billy Deitch

Principal, Oak HC/FT

Michael Fitzgerald

Executive Director, Behavioral Health Services, El Camino Hospital

Anthony Shell

Principal, Avison Young

Ambar Bhattacharyya

Managing Director, Maverick Ventures

Scott Fillenworth

SVP, Sales, Business Development & Client Success, meQuilibrium

Don Mordecai

National Leader for Mental and Wellness, Kaiser Permanente

Tom Bjornson

Founder & Chairman, Claremont EAP

Stephanie Tilenius

Entrepreneur, Board Director, Investor, Vida Health

Hubert Zajicek

CEO, Health Wildcatters

Liz Rockett

Investor, Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Walter Greenleaf

Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Stanford University

Lisa Suennen

Senior Managing Director of Healthcare, GE Ventures

Helena Plater-Zyberk

Co-Founder, Supportiv

Richard Lee

Founder & CEO, Bravely

Glen Moriarty

Founder & CEO, 7 Cups

Kristian Ranta

Founder & CEO, Meru Health

Mark Goldstein

Chairman, UCSF Health Hub

Archana Dubey

Global Medical Director, HP Health Centers, HP

Fran Ayalasomayajula

Population Health Technologies and Innovations Lead, Worldwide Healthcare, HP

Bambi Francisco Roizen

Founder & CEO, Vator


5:00pm,,5:50pm,, Registration; Wine and hors d’oeuvres,,

5:50pm,,6:00pm,, Welcome and opening remarks: The challenges and opportunities using new technologies to treat our mental well-being. ,, Bambi Francisco Roizen (Founder and CEO, Vator), Archana Dubey (Global Medical Director, HP Health Centers, HP), Fran Ayalasomayajula (Population Health Technologies and Innovations Lead, Worldwide Healthcare, HP )

6:00pm,,6:55pm,, Splash Chat: Top healthtech VCs are investing heavily in technologies to address our emotional well-being, from anxiety and stress to depression caused by life’s vagaries or chronic disease. What are some promising services they’re investing in -- digital therapeutics, self-help meditation apps and games,psychotherapy matchmaking, virtual reality, etc.? ,,Moderators: Archana Dubey (Global Medical Director, HP Health Centers, HP), Bambi Francisco Roizen (Founder and CEO, Vator); Panelists: Ambar Bhattacharyya (Managing Director, Maverick Ventures), Billy Deitch (Principal, Oak HC/FT), Hubert Zajicek (CEO, Health Wildcatters), Stephanie Tilenius (Board Director, Investor, Vida Health), Liz Rockett (Investor, Kaiser Permanente Ventures), Lisa Suennen (Senior Managing Director of Healthcare, GE Ventures),,

6:55pm,,7:15pm,, Break and HP Innovation Demos.,, Anthony Shell (Principal, Avison Young) introduces break,,

7:15pm,,7:35pm,, Startup Showcase. ,, Emerging treatment models presented by Mark Goldstein (Managing Partner, Advisors.fund); Presenters: Bravely, Supportiv, Meru Health, 7 Cups,,

7:35pm,,8:30pm,, Splash Chat: Tech pioneers and health incumbents share how they’re bringing new technologies to the marketplace that address the rise in emotional stress, anxiety, and mental disorders that are inhibiting people to live functioning lives. Discover the ways they’re working together or not to bring forth new approaches to addressing this problem. ,,Moderators: Archana Dubey (Global Medical Director, HP Health Centers, HP), Bambi Francisco Roizen (Founder and CEO, Vator); Panelists: Michael Fitzgerald (Executive Director, Behavioral Health Services, El Camino Hospital), Tom Bjornson (Founder and Chairman, Claremont EAP), Sean McBride (Partnerships, Lyra Health), Walter Greenleaf (Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Stanford University), Don Mordecai (National Leader for Mental and Wellness, Kaiser Permanente), Scott Fillenworth (SVP, Sales, Business Development & Client Success, meQuilibrium ),,

8:30pm,, ,, Good night!,,

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The Venue

HP Customer Welcome Center, Palo Alto, CA

Customer Welcome Center, 1501 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting there




Kristin Karaoglu


Arthur Anderson

Speaker Host

Melissa Kim

Media Partnership Director

Solome Tibebu

Social Media

Randy Rimple

Operations Manager

Lida Papadopoulos


Cheyenne Lopez

Media Partnership Director

Kathy Lee, MPH

Speaker Host

Sean Rossiter


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