Where Moonshots Begin and Transformation Happens

January 9-10, 2017
San Francisco, CA
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A 2-Day Experience for Health Transformers and Investors During the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

The 2017 Festival

The StartUp Health Festival brings together more than 2,000 of the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs, healthcare leaders, scientists, doctorpreneurs, investors and Health Transformers from around the world.

  • 175 companies spanning five continents, 16 countries and 60+ cities
  • VIP tables available for networking meetings
  • Fireside chats with the world's healthcare leaders
  • Networking at the StartUp Health Cafe
  • VIP access to StartUp Health's party
  • 2016 Festival recap

2017 Festival Schedule

Space is limited and seating is on a first come first served basis

Monday, January 9, 2017
  1. 8am - 9am Health Transformer Workshop
    Exclusively for StartUp Health companies only
  2. 9am - ALL DAY The Startup Health Cafe open to all guests
    • Meeting the entrepreneurs transforming healthcare
    • Networking with industry leaders and investors
    • Experiencing the latest in digital health innovation
  3. 9am - 11am Open Networking & Breakfast
      *in collaboration with Silicon Valley Bank
  4. 9am - ALL DAY StartUp Health’s Moonshot Moment video interviews
      *in collaboration with Bayer
  5. 9am - 11am Investor and Industry Network Access Sessions with Health Transformers
    Exclusively for StartUp Health companies only
      HealthX Ventures
      Amgen Ventures
      Nexus VP
      3 Leaf Ventures
  6. 11am - 11:45am StartUp Health Festival Welcome
    Steven Krein & Unity Stoakes, co-founders StartUp Health
      Achieving 100 Years of Progress in 25 Years
      Organizing A Global Army Of Health Transformers
      The 10 Health Moonshots
      *Special Announcements
  7. 12pm - 12:45pm Fireside Chat: Cancer Moonshots
    Ending cancer as we know it
    • Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, PhD, CEO, NantWorks
    • with Howard Krein, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, StartUp Health
  8. 1pm - 1:45pm Fireside Chat: Access to Care Moonshots
    Delivering quality care to to the world
      *in collaboration with CHCF
    • Toby Cosgrove, MD, CEO & President, Cleveland Clinic
    • Steven J. Corwin, MD, CEO, NY-Presbyterian Hospital
    • Jena Hausmann, CEO & President, Children’s Hospital Colorado
  9. 2pm - 2:45pm Fireside Chat: A Global Approach to Transforming Health
    • Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP
    • with Steven Krein, Co-founder & CEO, StartUp Health
  10. 3pm - 3:45pm Fireside Chat: Longevity Moonshots
    Adding 50+ healthy years to every life
      *in collaboration with AARP
    • J. Craig Venter, PhD, Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, CEO, Human Longevity Inc.
    • with Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Market Innovation, AARP
  11. 4pm - 4:30pm Fireside Chat: Cure Disease Moonshots
    Transforming disease using data, technologies and personalized medicine
      *in collaboration with Sanofi
    • Mike Pellini, MD, CEO, Foundation Medicine
    • with Howard Krein, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, StartUp Health
  12. 4:30pm Accenture Healthtech Innovation Challenge @ StartUp Health Festival
  13. 5pm - 7pm Welcome Remarks, Accenture
    Startup Showcase featuring 8 companies
      Participating Judges
    • David Werry, VP & Head of Consumer Health Products, Aetna
    • Steven Nelson, VP Corporate Strategy & Planning, Anthem
    • Dale Danilewitz, Chief Innovation Officer, AmerisourceBergen
    • Brian Tilzer, SVP & Chief Digital Officer, CVS Health
    • Arthur M. Southam, MD, Exec. Vice President Health Plan Operations, Kaiser Permanente
    • Clark Golestani, Chief Information Officer, Merck
    • Amy Landucci, Global Digital & Medicines Lead, Novartis
    • James Hereford, Chief Operations Officer, Stanford University Medical Center
    • Jeff Wren, EVP, Neurology Patient Value Head, UCB
    • Garry Fingland, Chief Information Officer, Bupa
    • Jo Taylor, Chief Customer Officer, Vice President, Global Market Research, Eli Lilly
    • Harpreet Sood, MD, Senior Fellow to the CEO, NHS
    • Chris Young, VP New Virtual Market Development & Incubations, Ascension
    • Todd Pierce, Chief Digital Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Patty Morrison, Executive Vice president, Customer Support Services and Chief Information Officer, Cardinal Health
    • Addison McGuffinn, Vice President, IT Strategy and Innovation, HCSC
    • Vance Moore, Senior Vice President-Operations, Mercy
    • Giacomo Chiesi, Business Development Executive, Region US, Chiesi Pharmaceuticals
    • Michael Vennera, SVP & CIO, Independence Blue Cross
  14. 7pm - 8:30pm StartUp Health & Accenture Health Transformer Networking Reception
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  1. 8am The StartUp Health Cafe is open to all guests
    • Meeting the entrepreneurs transforming healthcare
    • Networking with industry leaders and investors
    • Experiencing the latest in digital health innovation
  2. 8am - ALL DAY StartUp Health’s Moonshot Moment video interviews
      *in collaboration with Bayer
  3. 8am Special Feature: Breakfast & Big Ideas
      *in collaboration with DLA Piper
  4. 9am - 9:45am Fireside Chat: Rise of Healthcare’s Emerging Innovation Hubs
      *in collaboration with DLA Piper
      Welcome remarks by Jay Sullivan, DLA Piper
    • Esther Dyson, Executive Founder, Way to Wellville
    • David Feinberg, MD, CEO of Geisinger Health
    • Richard Zane, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, UCHealth
  5. 10am Investor and Industry Network Access Sessions with Health Transformers
    Exclusively for StartUp Health companies only
      FCA Ventures
      Storm Ventures
      General Catalyst
  6. 11am - 11:45am Fireside Chat: Children’s Health Moonshots
    Ensure every child has access to quality care, particularly for underserved
      *in collaboration with Impact Pediatric
    • Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, Executive Director of Digital Health, Seattle’s Children’s
    • Gil Peri, SVP & CSO, Children’s Hospital of Colorado
    • James Wall, MD, Pediatric Surgeon, Stanford Children's Health
    • Bronwyn Harris, MD, Pediatric Cardiologist, Stanford Children’s Health, and Co-founder & CEO, Tueo Health
    • Andrew Burns, CEO, Gobiquity
  7. 2pm - 2:45pm Fireside Chat: Moonshots: The Brain, Nutrition & Wellbeing
    Connecting the brain, nutrition and mind, body and spirit
    • Jerry Levin, Chairman of StartUp Health
    • with Unity Stoakes, Co-founder & President, StartUp Health
  8. 3pm - 3:45pm Fireside Chat: Healthcare’s Moonshot Moment - Transforming an Industry
    • Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures
  9. 4pm - 4:30pm Fireside Chat: Cost to Zero Moonshots
    Radically reduce the cost of care by a factor of a million
    • Jonathan Bush, CEO & Co-founder, athenahealth
  10. 5:30pm - 9:30pm StartUp Health & athenahealth Health Transformer Showcase & Party

Bringing Together The World's Healthcare Leaders

The 2017 StartUp Health Festival features fireside chats focused on the 10 Health Moonshots essential to improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world

Vinod Khosla
Founding Partner, Khosla Ventures Speaker
Bill McDermott
CEO, SAP Speaker
Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD
Chairman and CEO, NantWorks Speaker
Toby Cosgrove, MD
CEO & President, Cleveland Clinic Speaker
Sue Siegel
CEO, GE Ventures Speaker
J. Craig Venter, PhD
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman & CEO, Human Longevity, Inc Speaker
Mike Pellini, MD
CEO, Foundation Medicine Speaker
Esther Dyson
Executive Founder, Way to Wellville Speaker
David Feinberg, MD
CEO, Geisinger Health Speaker
Jerry Levin
Chairman, StartUp Health Speaker
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD
Executive Director of Digital Health,
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Steven Corwin, MD
President & CEO,
NY-Presbyterian Hospital
Jonathan Bush
CEO, athenahealth Speaker
Richard Zane, MD
Chief Innovation Officer, UCHealth Speaker
Gil Peri
Children’s Hospital of Colorado
James Wall, MD
Pediatric Surgeon,
Stanford Children's Health
Howard Krein, MD, PhD
CMO, StartUp Health Speaker
Jay Sullivan
Partner, DLA Piper Speaker
Steven Krein
Co-founder & CEO, StartUp Health Speaker
Unity Stoakes
Co-founder & President,
StartUp Health
Polina Hanin
Academy Director, StartUp Health Speaker
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The StartUp Health Cafe Next to Union Square

The StartUp Health Festival takes place over two days at:
The StartUp Health Cafe, 180 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94101

Event Partners

Lead Innovation Partner

Accenture is a leading global professional services company who drives innovations to improve the way the world works and lives. With more than 375,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture’s Life Sciences and Health practices believe that digital disruption is fundamentally changing healthcare – with new digital players from within and outside the ecosystem poised to make a significant impact. Anne O’Riordan, senior managing director of Accenture Life Sciences and co-author of Healthcare Disrupted, is delighted to host over a dozen C-level clients to engage directly with entrepreneurs and disruptors as part of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge.

Moonshot Partners

The Innovation@50+TM initiative aims to spark entrepreneurial activity across public and private sectors. Anchored by the AARP social mission -– to enhance the quality of life for all as we age –- the initiative enlists the expertise of visionary thinkers, entrepreneurs, the investment community, industry, and not-for-profits to spur innovation to meet the needs and wants of people over 50.

The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the healthcare delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. The CHCF Health Innovation Fund funds healthcare technology and service companies with the potential to significantly improve quality of care, lower the total cost of care, or improve access to care.

Impact Pediatric Health is a consortium of eight leading pediatric institutions brought together to shine light on the unique needs of pediatrics while facilitating the translation of pediatric innovation to impact through collaboration and scale. Consortium member organizations include Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Children’s, Texas Children’s Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Hospital of Stanford, and Seattle Children’s.

Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi is organized into five global business units: Diabetes and Cardiovascular, General Medicines and Emerging Markets, Sanofi Genzyme, Sanofi Pasteur and Merial. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY). Sanofi is the holding company of a consolidated group of subsidiaries and operates in the United States as SanofiUS.

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In 2011, StartUp Health introduced a new model for transforming health by organizing and supporting a global army of entrepreneurs called Health Transformers. StartUp Health is investing in 10 Health Moonshots with the long-term goal of improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. Today, StartUp Health as assembled the world’s largest digital health portfolio with more than 175 companies spanning five continents, 16 countries and 60+ cities. Be part of the movement and support the Health Transformers bold enough to think differently.

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