SplashX Invent Health - Vitality: Lifestyle as a drug

HP Challenge: How can we promote vitality as a prescription for health? December 13, 2018 HP Headquarters and Museum


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 “Lifestyle as a drug” -- vitality as a prescription for health.

As we consider new screening, diagnostic and treatment models to keep us healthy, we also need to keep in mind that all the new technologies in the world won’t help us, if we don’t help ourselves. As Dr. Marcelo Campos said: “We cannot prevent or reverse these diseases without a lifestyle focus.”

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.

HP Challenge: How can we promote vitality as a prescription for health?

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



Esther Dyson

Executive Founder, Wellville; Angel investor

Seth Serxner

Chief Health Officer and Senior Vice President of Population Health, UnitedHealthcare Optum

Pankaj Vij

Kaiser Lifestyle Medicine, President - American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Munjal Shah

CEO & Co-founder, Health IQ

Ariel Poler

Angel Investor

Jake Chapman

Managing Partner, Alpha Bridge Ventures

Hemalee Patel

Lifestyle Medicine Physician, Crossover Health / Facebook

Will Quist

Partner, Slow Ventures

Josh Stevens

Entrepreneur in Residence, Crosslink Capital

David Utley

President & CEO, Carrot

Daniel Chao

CEO, Halo Neuroscience

Christina Bognet

Co-Founder, PlateJoy

Shaun Rahimi

Founder & CEO, Enso

Michael Kisch

Founder and CEO, Beddr

Mark Goldstein

Chairman, UCSF Health Hub

Reena Jadhav

Founder, HealthBootcamp

Anthony Shell

Principal, Avison Young

Fran Ayalasomayajula

Population Health Technologies and Innovations Lead, Worldwide Healthcare, HP

Archana Dubey

Global Medical Director, HP Health Centers, HP

Bambi Francisco Roizen

Founder & CEO, Vator


SplashX Invent Health - Vitality: Lifestyle as a drug

5:00pm,,5:45pm,, Registration and Networking,,

5:45pm,,5:55pm,, 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)

5:55pm,,6:35pm,, Splash Chat: Top health tech VCs are investing heavily in technologies that encourage healthy behavior and habits around sleep, nutrition, exercise, mindfulness. What new technologies are on the horizon? What new data are being surfaced up to drive calls-to-action? What are their investment theses in this area? ,,Moderator: Archana Dubey (Global Medical Director, HP), Bambi Francisco Roizen (Founder and CEO, Vator); Panelists: Ariel Poler (Angel Investor), Will Quist (Partner, Slow Ventures), Jake Chapman (Managing Partner, Alpha Bridge Ventures), Josh Stevens (Entrepreneur in Residence, Crosslink Capital),,

6:35pm,,7:00pm,, Break; Wine and cheese ,, Anthony Shell (Principal, Avison Young) introduces break,,

7:00pm,,7:20pm,, Startup Showcase,, Startups curated by UCSF Health Hub (Mark Goldstein, Chairman, UCSF Health Hub) Presenters: Shaun Rahimi (Founder & CEO, Enso), Christina Bognet (Co-Founder, PlateJoy), Michael Kisch (Founder and CEO, Beddr),,

7:20pm,,8:30pm,, Splash chat: Innovators and providers/payers talk about new technologies and frameworks being adopted that drive consumers toward healthy habits. What are some success stories? What are the challenges to behavior modification when often there is no immediate evidence of the benefits? Are data helping payers evaluate risk and liability as they consider new practices and technologies? ,, Moderator: Archana Dubey (Global Medical Director, HP), Frances A. Ayalasomayajula (Senior Manager, Worldwide Healthcare, HP) ; Panelists: Esther Dyson (Executive Founder, Wellville; Angel investor), Hemalee Patel (Lifestyle Medicine Physician, Crossover Health / Facebook), Munjal Shah(CEO & Co-founder, Health IQ), David Utley (President & CEO, Carrot), Seth Serxner (Chief Health Officer and Senior Vice President of Population Health, UnitedHealthcare Optum), Pankaj Vij (Kaiser Lifestyle Medicine, President - American College of Lifestyle Medicine), Daniel Chao (CEO, Halo Neuroscience),,

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

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The Venue

HP Customer Welcome Center, Palo Alto, CA

1501 Page Mill Road BLD 3, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting there




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Kristin Karaoglu



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