SplashX Invent Health - Behavioral and Mental Health



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.




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 break7:15pm–7:35pmStartup Showcase.Emerging treatment models presented by Mark Goldstein (Managing Partner, Advisors.fund); Presenters: BravelySupportivMeru Health7 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!



HP Customer Welcome Center, Palo Alto, CA

1501 Page Mill Road Bld 3, Palo Alto, Ca 94304



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Walter Greenleaf from Stanford University at SplashX Invent Health

Vatornews - July 5th, 2018

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Vatornews - July 5th, 2018

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Vatornews - July 2nd, 2018

Fran Ayalasomayajula from HP at SplashX Invent Health

Vatornews - June 27th, 2018

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Vatornews - June 26th, 2018

Ambar Bhattacharyya from Maverick Ventures at SplashX Invent Health

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Vatornews - June 18th, 2018

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Vatornews - June 15th, 2018

Why mental disorders are a cultural problem more than a biological one

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The top 25 mental/behavioral health startups that have raised funding

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Vatornews - October 13th, 2017


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