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Startup Health Festival

StartUp Health is on a 25-year mission to collaborate with Health Transformers® to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. StartUp Health believes that something magical happens when you bring together coachable entrepreneurs and partners from around the world who have the mindset to achieve health moonshots. Since 2011, StartUp Health has been investing in a global army of entrepreneurs -- called Health Transformers® -- to solve Health Moonshots such as: Access to Care, Cost to Zero, Cure Disease, End to Cancer, End Addiction, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Nutrition & Fitnes

Sunday | November 13

1:00 PM4:00 PM PST

Partner Programs

Location:

Venetian Ballroom AB, Lvl 2

PRIVATE EVENT: StartUp Health Festival Kick-Off - Health Transformers ONLY

Exclusively for our Health Transformers, join us for an event to kick-off the StartUp Health Festival! Spend the afternoon (re)connecting and learning with fellow Health Transformers and the StartUp Health Team.

1:00pm - 1:30pm Meet & Greet: Health Transformer Networking

1:30pm - 2:00pm Here We Grow: StartUp Health

2:00pm - 2:20pm What You Need to Know: How to Best Leverage the StartUp Health Festival

2:20pm - 3:30pm Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm Health Transformer Workshop

3:30pm - 4:00pm You Can Do It: Successfully Fundraising in Today's Climate with Lee Shapiro, 7WireVentures

3:00 PM4:00 PM PST

Partner Programs

Location:

Venetian Ballroom C, Lvl 2

Calling All Health Entrepreneurs: How to Join StartUp Health

Are you interested in learning about StartUp Health and how we are investing in a global army of Health Transformers making it faster and easier to achieve health moonshot! Come meet our Ventures Director, Lauren Schafer to learn how to join our Global Army!

Monday | November 14

10:00 AM10:20 AM PST

Partner Programs

Location:

Venetian Ballroom C, Lvl 2

StartUp Health Fest: Bringing the Health Equity Moonshot to Life

Join us to discuss Health Equity with the latest Health Transformers from StartUp Health leading change in this space.


Moderator: Kaakpema “KP” Yelpaala, Chief Impact Officer, Health Equity Moonshot Fund


Speakers:

Dr. Lauren Powell, President & CEO, The Equitist

Colby Takeda, CEO & Co-founder, Pear Suite

Jessica Thurmond, Co-founder, Athelo Health

10:20 AM10:40 AM PST

Partner Programs

Location:

Venetian Ballroom C, Lvl 2

StartUp Health Fest: Securing Strategic Partnerships for Growth

Hear from fellow StartUp Health HealthTransformers discuss their successes and lessons learned from their strategic partnerships.


Moderator: Jamey Edwards, Chief Platform Officer, StartUp Health


Speakers:

Avanlee Christine: CEO & Founder, Avanlee Care

Sidney Collin: CEO & Co-founder, De Oro Devices

Cristian Pascual: CEO & Co-founder, Mediktor

Naheed Kurji: President & CEO, Co-founder, Cyclica

10:40 AM11:00 AM PST

Partner Programs

Location:

Venetian Ballroom C, Lvl 2

StartUp Health Fest: Innovation in the Mental Health & Happiness Moonshot

Join this group of Health Transformers as they discuss mental health & happiness in the workplace and as entrepreneurs!


Moderator: Rob Stevenson, CEO & Founder, FormScore


Speakers:

Katherine Grill, PhD: CEO & Co-founder, Neolth

Raj Amin: CEO & Co-founder, Wise Therapeutics

Richard Hanbury: CEO & Founder, Sana Health

Veeraj Shah: CEO & Co-founder, Vitalize

3:00 PM4:30 PM PST

Partner Programs

Location:

The Cinema Stage, Venetian Ballroom, Lvl 2

The Type 1 Diabetes Moonshot: How to Accelerate Innovation Through Collaboration and Entrepreneurship

Type 1 Diabetes kills more than five million people globally each year. Following the launch of its T1D Health Moonshot, and in recognition of World Diabetes Day, StartUp Health has brought together Type 1 diabetes thought-leaders for a discussion on how cross-disciplinary collaboration, community and entrepreneurship are necessary to increase the pace of T1D innovation that can be applied across healthcare. The conversation will be integrated with scenes from a new documentary, The Human Trial, which follows filmmakers Lisa Hepner and Guy Mossman as they explore a radical stem cell treatment for Type 1 diabetes. Join us as we dissect the journey of all stakeholders and discuss the necessary steps to achieving health moonshots.


Moderator: Steven Krein, CEO & Co-founder, StartUp Health


Panelists:

Deborah Dugan, President & CEO, Beyond Type 1

David Weingard, Chief Impact Officer, T1D Moonshot, StartUp Health and Founder & Executive Chairman, Cecelia Health

Tomas Walker, VP of Clinical Affairs, Dexcom

Cynthia Rice, Chief Mission Strategy Officer, JDRF

Tuesday | November 15

11:30 AM11:50 AM PST

Partner Programs

Location:

The Startup Stage, Show Floor, Lvl 2 Venetian Expo

StartUp Health Fest: Transforming Care in Underserved Global Markets

Hear fellow Health Transformers discuss their success and learnings in serving underserved global markets.


Moderator: Lauren Schafer, Ventures Director, StartUp Health


Panelists:

Robert Condon, CEO & Founder, Esprit

Mario Anglada, CEO & Founder, Hoy Health

Vitor Asseituno, President & Co-founder, Sami

Seth Koeppel, Head of Business Development, Us2.ai

11:50 AM12:10 PM PST

Partner Programs

Location:

The Startup Stage, Show Floor, Lvl 2 Venetian Expo

StartUp Health Fest: Buidling Tomorrow's Wrap-Around Health Platforms

Listen to the leaders in Wrap-Around Health Platforms discuss how they are changing the world while building necessary tools to change healthcare.


Moderator: Howard Krein, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, StartUp Health


Panelists:

Jeff Glueck, CEO & Co-founder, Salvo Health

Frank Westermann, Co-CEO & Co-founder, 9am Health

Sathya Elumalai, President & CEO, Aidar Health

Missy Lavender, CEO & Founder, Renalis

12:10 PM12:30 PM PST

Partner Programs

Location:

The Startup Stage, Show Floor, Lvl 2 Venetian Expo

StartUp Health Fest: Female Founders Transforming Health

Girls run the world! That sentiment is true for the countless female entrepreneurs determined to better the world through healthcare. Be empowered by the stories of these women innovators.


Moderator: Moderated by Katya Hancock, Chief Impact Officer, StartUp Health


Panelists:

Anne Wanlund, CEO & Co-founder, Canopie

Sheena Franklin, CEO & Founder, Kep't Health

Beth Sanders, CEO & Founder, LifeBio

Laura McKee, President & Co-founder, Hucu.ai

Wednesday | November 16

10:00 AM10:20 AM PST

Partner Programs

Location:

The Startup Stage, Show Floor, Lvl 2 Venetian Expo

StartUp Health Fest: Rethinking Nutrition & Chronic Conditions

Hear fellow Health Transformers discuss innovation in chronic conditions and the connection with nutrition.


Moderator: Padma Rao, Platform & Portfolio Manager, StartUp Health


Panelists:

Shireen Abduhllah, CEO & Founder, Yumlish

Victor Penev, CEO & Founder, Edamam

Mory Bahar, CEO & Founder, Personal Remedies

Mark Clermont, CEO, Cecelia Health

10:20 AM10:40 AM PST

Partner Programs

Location:

The Startup Stage, Show Floor, Lvl 2 Venetian Expo

StartUp Health Fest: Meet the Doctorpreneurs Uniting Business & Medicine

Merging Medicine and Business to change the world, hear insights from our Doctor turned Entrepreneurs in their unique journeys.


Moderator: Jamey Edwards, Chief Platform Officer, StartUp Health


Panelists:

Natalie Davis, MD, CEO, Prevent Scripts

Yair Saperstein, MD, CEO, AvoMD

Ian Madom, MD, CEO, Mocingbird

🗓️ Upcoming Event Dates 🗓️

2023 | ViVE: Mar 26 -29; HLTH US: Oct 8-11

2024 | ViVE: Feb 25-28; HLTH Europe: Jun 18-20; HLTH US: Oct 20-23

2025 | ViVE: Feb 16-19; HLTH US: Oct 19-22

2026 | HLTH US: Nov 15-18

2027 | HLTH US: Oct 17-20

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