SplashX Invent Health - Precision Health

HP Challenge: How is precision health changing health outcomes? September 27, 2018 - HP Headquarters, Palo Alto, CA


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 startups. Splash Talks and Splash Chats are 20 minutes of pure, raw wisdom about a particular topic - sometimes fundraising, sometimes scaling.

In this case, the topic is the “The future of clinics.” The CVS / Aetna deal is one example of how local clinics may evolve as the insurance giant can leverage CVS’ retail footprint and CVS can now offer insurance services. Upstarts like One Medical and Oscar Health are also re-imagining caregiving.

Join HP’s Dr. Archana Dubey and Vator’s Bambi Francisco, our co-hosts for 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.

HP Challenge: How is precision health changing health outcomes?

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



James Hardiman

Partner, DCVC

Jeffrey Brewer

Founder & CEO, Bigfoot Biomedical

Ursheet Parikh

Partner, Mayfield Fund

Bambi Francisco Roizen

Founder & CEO, Vator

Archana Dubey

Global Medical Director, HP Health Centers, HP

Daniel Kraft, MD

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

Fran Ayalasomayajula

Population Health Technologies and Innovations Lead, Worldwide Healthcare, HP

Risa Stack

General Manager, New Business Creation, GE Ventures

Dr. N. Lance Downing

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University School of Medicine

Amy Raimundo

Managing Director, Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Christopher Glode

Chief Product Officer, Helix

Mark Goldstein

Chairman, UCSF Health Hub

Anthony Shell

Principal, Avison Young

Atul Butte

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor, UCSF

Jim McCarter

Head of Research, Virta Health

Garrett Vygantas

M.D., Managing Director, OSF Healthcare Ventures

Damon Hostin

CEO, Precision Medicine Alliance

Hiliary Critchley

Managing Director & Market Growth, Manifest MedEx

David Lapointe

President & CEO, Optina Diagnostics

Garrett Ruhland

CEO & Founder, Biomarker Labs

Michael Ng

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Remedy Health


5:00pm,,5:40pm,, Register; Wine and hors d’ oeuvres ,,

5:40pm,,5:45pm,, Welcome and opening remarks: ,, Archana Dubey (Global Medical Director, HP), Bambi Francisco Roizen (Founder and CEO, Vator), Fran Ayalasomayajula (Population Health Technologies and Innovations Lead, Worldwide Healthcare, HP)

5:45pm,,5:55pm,, Precision Medicine meets Precision Health,, Daniel Kraft (Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience, Singularity University; Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine)

5:55pm,,6:50pm,, Splash Chat: Top healthtech VCs are investing heavily in precision health, a big-data approach to disease prevention and detection. What startups are they backing and what is their investment thesis in this area? ,, Moderators: Archana Dubey (Global Medical Director, HP), Bambi Francisco Roizen (Founder and CEO, Vator); Panelists: Ursheet Parikh (Partner, Mayfield Fund), James Hardiman (Partner, Data Collective), Risa Stack (General Manager, New Business Creation, GE Ventures), Garrett Vygantas, M.D. (Managing Director, OSF Healthcare Ventures), Amy Raimundo (Managing Director, Kaiser Permanente Ventures),,

6:50pm,,7:10pm,,Break; Wine and hors d’oeuvres,,

7:10pm,,7:25pm,, Startup Showcase ,,Emcee: Mark Goldstein (Chairman, UCSF Health Hub); Presenters: Optina Diagnostics, Biomarker Labs, Remedy Health ,,

7:25pm,,8:30pm,,Splash chat: Tech pioneers and health incumbents share how they’re using electronic medical records, genomic sequences, insurance and wearables to develop detection and prevention approaches to care, and to better predict individual risks for diseases. ,,Moderators: Archana Dubey (Global Medical Director, HP), Fran Ayalasomayajula (Population Health Technologies and Innovations Lead, Worldwide Healthcare, HP); Panelists: Jeffrey Brewer (Founder & CEO, Bigfoot Biomedical), Christopher Glode (Chief Product Officer, Helix), Atul Butte (Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor, UCSF), James McCarter (Head of Research, Virta Health), Damon Hostin (CEO, Precision Medicine Alliance), Hiliary Critchley (Managing Director & Market Growth, Manifest MedEx), Lance Downing (Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University School of Medicine),,

8:30PM,, ,, Good night!,,

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The Venue

HP Customer Welcome Center, Palo Alto, CA

1501 Page Mill Road - Customer Welcome Center Building 4, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting there




Kristin Karaoglu


Arthur Anderson

Speaker Host

Melissa Kim

Media Partnership Director

Lida Papadopoulos


Randy Rimple

Operations Manager

Sean Rossiter



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.

Also contact: volunteer@vator.tv (with any questions) or mitos@vator.tv