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A 2-Day Experience for Healthcare Transformers and Investors During the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

The 2016 Festival

More than 2,000 of the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs, healthcare leaders, scientists, doctorpreneurs, investors, and Healthcare Transformers from around the world participated in the Festival.

What People Are Saying

Healthcare Leaders

“Your Festival was the highlight of JP Morgan.”

“Congrats on superb events in San Francisco. Really amazing.”

“It was an honor to be part of the festival and the ensuing buzz boosted RSVPs for our first event through the roof.”

“It was great fun - and such a successful event! It was the happening place this week.”

Healthcare Transformers

Over-the-top connections made and exposure to key players.”

Great lineup of speakers. Still reflecting on all the great advice.”

“The Festival was, and I'm not overreacting, one of the best, beneficial and productive events that I have ever participated in.”

“I was prouder than ever to be associated with the most helpful, most innovative, most passionate, most fantastically awesome group of healthcare entrepreneurs anywhere.”

Major event! Next year you'll need a place 3X the size!”

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Join the Movement

In 2011, StartUp Health launched its mission to transform healthcare by organizing an army of entrepreneurs passionate about reinventing health and wellness.

Today, StartUp Health has assembled the world’s largest portfolio of digital health startups with 120 companies, built a global network of over 30,000 innovators, industry leaders and investors, and united the world’s Healthcare Transformers committed to reimagining health and wellness.

Be part of the movement and support the Healthcare Transformers bold enough to think differently.

Bringing Together The World's Healthcare Leaders

The 2016 StartUp Health Festival featured fireside chats and networking with the world's leading investors, digital health visionaries and entrepreneurs

Susannah Fox
CTO, HHS Speaker
Vinod Khosla
Founding Partner, Khosla Ventures Speaker
Bob Kocher, MD
Partner, Venrock Speaker
Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD
Chairman and CEO, NantWorks Speaker
Nick Turkal, MD
CEO, Aurora Health Care Speaker
Esther Dyson
Chairman, EDVenture Holdings Speaker
Jonathan Bush
CEO, athenahealth Speaker
Sue Siegel
CEO, GE Ventures Speaker
Jerry Levin
Chairman, StartUp Health Speaker
Dr. J. Craig Venter
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman & CEO, Human Longevity, Inc Speaker
Meghan Fitzgerald, DrPh
EVP, Cardinal Health Speaker
Dean Ornish, MD
Founder & President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute Speaker
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Meet the Heathcare Transformers

120 Companies and counting...

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2016 Festival Schedule

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

Monday, January 11, 2016
  1. 9am-5pm The Startup Health Cafe is open for:
       • Meeting the entrepreneurs transforming healthcare
       • Networking with industry leaders and investors
       • Experiencing the latest in digital health innovation
  2. 9am-1pm Recharge with Zeel massages
  3. 9am Network Access Session: Boston Scientific
    For StartUp Health companies only
  4. 10am Network Access Session: Healthy Ventures
    For StartUp Health companies only
  5. 11am Network Access Session: Dignity Health
    For StartUp Health companies only
  6. 11:45am Festival Welcome with Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes, StartUp Health co-founders
  7. 12pm Building Billion Dollar Businesses Panel sponsored by DLA Piper featuring GE Ventures, Arsenal Venture Partners, Cambia Health Solutions and Caremerge
  8. 1pm Lunch and networking sponsored by DLA Piper
  9. 1:30pm Transforming an Industry Fireside Chat with Jerry Levin, StartUp Health Chairman, and Esther Dyson, EDVenture Holdings, moderated by Steven Krein, StartUp Health
  10. 2pm 2016 Healthcare Predictions: Balancing Moonshots With Pragmatism Fireside Chat with Bob Kocher, MD, Venrock, moderated by Thomas Goetz, Iodine
  11. 2:30pm Moonshots in Healthcare: The End of Cancer As We Know It Fireside Chat with Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, NantWorks, moderated by Howard Krein, MD, PhD, StartUp Health
  12. 3pm The Maker Movement in Healthcare Fireside Chat & Special Announcement with Susannah Fox, CTO of HHS, moderated by Unity Stoakes, StartUp Health
  13. 3:30pm Healthcare’s Next Frontier and the Power to Extend Life Fireside Chat with Dr. J. Craig Venter, Human Longevity, Inc, moderated by Sue Siegel, GE Ventures
  14. 4pm Large Companies on the Front Lines of Healthcare Innovation Fireside Chat with Meghan Fitzgerald, Cardinal Health, and Matthew McAskin, Evercore
  15. 6pm Party with StartUp Health over drinks and light bites
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
  1. 8am Network Access Session: Genentech
    For StartUp Health companies only
  2. 9am-5pm The Startup Health Cafe is open for:
       • Meeting the entrepreneurs transforming healthcare
       • Networking with industry leaders and investors
       • Experiencing the latest in digital health innovation
  3. 9am-1pm Recharge with Zeel massages
  4. 9am Network Access Session: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
    For StartUp Health companies only
  5. 10am-12pm Office Hours with Esther Dyson
    For StartUp Health companies only
  6. 10am Network Access Session: SJF Ventures
    For StartUp Health companies only
  7. 11am Network Access Session: NEA
    For StartUp Health companies only
  8. 12pm Network Access Session: Zaffre Investments
    For StartUp Health companies only
  9. 12:45pm Festival Welcome with Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes, StartUp Health co-founders
  10. 1pm Investing in Healthcare Moonshots Fireside Chat with Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures, moderated by Steven Krein, StartUp Health
  11. 2pm How Health Systems Are Leveraging External Innovation and the Transformation Mindset Fireside Chat with Nick Turkal, MD, Aurora Health Care, moderated by Howard Krein, MD, PhD, StartUp Health
  12. 3pm How Preventative Medicine Is Transforming Health(care) Fireside Chat with Dean Ornish, MD, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, moderated by Christina Farr, Fast Company
  13. 3:30pm More Disruption Please Fireside Chat with Jonathan Bush, athenahealth, moderated by Stephanie Lee, Buzzfeed
  14. 4:30pm Network Access Session: Merieux Developpement
    For StartUp Health companies only
  15. 5pm-6:30pm StartUp Health Showcase @ athenahealth*
    Featuring a fireside chat with Bill Draper and Jonathan Bush
  16. 6:30pm-9:30pm Closing party with StartUp Health and athenahealth*
  17. *Event is being held at athenahealth office - 50 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94105

The StartUp Health Cafe Next to Union Square

The StartUp Health Festival took place over 2 days at:
The StartUp Health Cafe, 180 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94101

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