Where Moonshots Begin and Transformation Happens

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January 8-9, 2018
San Francisco, CA
Invitations will go out in late Spring 2017
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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 brought 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
  • 2017 Festival recap and photo album
  • 2016 Festival recap

StartUp Health Festival Videos


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-11am Investor and Industry Network Access Sessions with Health Transformers
    Exclusively for StartUp Health companies only
      Genentech
      HealthX Ventures
      Amgen Ventures
      Takeda
      Nexus VP
      Three Leaf Ventures
  3. 11am-12pm Private Invite-Only Event
  4. 12:30pm-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

    StartUp Health’s Moonshot Moment video interviews
      *in collaboration with Bayer
  5. 12:40pm-1pm 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
  6. 1pm-1:45pm Fireside Chat: Access to Care Moonshots
    Delivering quality care to to the world
      *in collaboration with CHCF
      Intro remarks by Melissa Buckley, CHCF
    • Toby Cosgrove, MD, CEO & President, Cleveland Clinic
    • Steven J. Corwin, MD, CEO, NY-Presbyterian Hospital
    • Jena Hausmann, CEO & President, Children’s Hospital Colorado
    • with Melanie Evans, Health Reporter, Wall Street Journal
  7. 2pm-2:45pm Fireside Chat: A Global Approach to Transforming Health
    • Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP
    • with Steven Krein, Co-founder & CEO, StartUp Health
  8. 3pm-3:45pm Fireside Chat: Longevity Moonshots
    Adding 50+ healthy years to every life
      *in collaboration with AARP
      Intro remarks by Jody Holtzman, AARP
    • J. Craig Venter, PhD, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Human Longevity Inc.
    • with David Kirkpatrick, Founder & CEO, Techonomy
  9. 4pm-4:30pm Fireside Chat: Cure Disease Moonshots
    Transforming disease using data, technologies and personalized medicine
      *in collaboration with Sanofi
      Intro remarks by Ken Bennett, Sanofi
    • Mike Pellini, MD, CEO, Foundation Medicine
    • with Howard Krein, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, StartUp Health
  10. 4:30pm Accenture Healthtech Innovation Challenge @ StartUp Health Festival
  11. 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, CEO, Fairview Health
    • 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
    • Brent Stutz, Senior Vice President Commercial Technologies, 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
  12. 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
      Intro 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
    • with Steven Krein, Co-founder & CEO, StartUp Health
  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
    • 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
    • Andrew Burns, CEO, Gobiquity
    • with Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, Executive Director of Digital Health, Seattle’s Children’s
  7. 11:45am-12:15pm Fireside Chat: Health Leaders Partnering With Startups
    • Joerg Richtsfeld, PhD, Head of Allianz Ventures, Allianz
    • with Unity Stoakes, Co-founder & President, StartUp Health
  8. 12:15pm-1:15pm Networking Break
  9. 1:30pm-2pm Fireside Chats: The Power of a Global Army
    • Jerry Levin, Chairman of StartUp Health
    • with Unity Stoakes, Co-founder & President, StartUp Health
  10. 2:15pm-2:45pm Fireside Chat: Cancer Moonshots
    End cancer as we know it
    • Greg Simon, Executive Director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force
    • with Howard Krein, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, StartUp Health
  11. 3pm-3:45pm Fireside Chat: Healthcare’s Moonshot Moment - Transforming an Industry
    • Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures
    • with Steven Krein, Co-founder & CEO, StartUp Health
  12. 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
    • with Andy Kessler, Author & Wall Street Journal Columnist
  13. 5:30pm-9:30pm StartUp Health & athenahealth Health Transformer Showcase & Party
    At athenahealth office
    Separate registration required
      Startup Showcase featuring 59-second pitches from 30+ StartUp Health and MPD Companies
    • Steven Krein, Co-founder & CEO, StartUp Health
    • Jonathan Bush, CEO, athenahealth
    • Mandira Singh, Director of Product Operations, athenahealth
    • Rooftop Cocktail Party

Bringing Together The World's Healthcare Leaders

The 2017 StartUp Health Festival featured 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
J. Craig Venter, PhD
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Human Longevity, Inc. Speaker
Toby Cosgrove, MD
CEO & President, Cleveland Clinic Speaker
Esther Dyson
Executive Founder, Way to Wellville Speaker
Mike Pellini, MD
CEO, Foundation Medicine Speaker
Jena Hausmann
President & CEO,
Children's Hospital Colorado
Speaker
David Feinberg, MD
CEO, Geisinger Health Speaker
Jerry Levin
Chairman, StartUp Health Speaker
Melanie Evans
Health Reporter, Wall Street Journal Speaker
Andy Kessler
Author & Wall Street Journal Columnist Speaker
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD
Executive Director of Digital Health,
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Speaker
Steven Corwin, MD
President & CEO,
NY-Presbyterian Hospital
Speaker
Jonathan Bush
CEO, athenahealth Speaker
Greg Simon
Executive Director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force Speaker
Richard Zane, MD
Chief Innovation Officer, UCHealth Speaker
Gil Peri
SVP & CSO,
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Speaker
James Wall, MD
Pediatric Surgeon,
Stanford Children's Health
Speaker
Bronwyn Harris, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist,
Stanford Children’s Health
Speaker
Andrew Burns
CEO, Gobiquity Mobile Health Speaker
Howard Krein, MD, PhD
CMO, StartUp Health Speaker
Joerg Richtsfeld, PhD
Head of Allianz Ventures, Allianz SE Speaker
David Kirkpatrick
Founder & CEO, Techonomy Speaker
Jay Sullivan
Partner, DLA Piper Speaker
Steven Krein
Co-founder & CEO, StartUp Health Speaker
Unity Stoakes
Co-founder & President,
StartUp Health
Speaker
Polina Hanin
Academy Director, StartUp Health Speaker
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The StartUp Health Cafe Next to Union Square

The StartUp Health Festival took 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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