Startup Weekend Sacramento: Health Edition
Friday, April 29 - May 1, 2016
Friday, April 29 - May 1, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm
The Urban Hive
1931 H St.
Start a Health Startup in 54 Hours
- Create a business plan and see your idea come to life.
- Network with like-minded creative and passionate people.
- Learn valuable skills from one on one mentorship with professionals in the region.
- Wearables (biometrics, fitness, etc.)
- Healthcare IT (ex. electronic medical records, telemedicine portals, electronic scheduling, etc.)
- Medical Devices
- Healthcare data/ B.I. innovations
- Pharma/Life Sciences
- Payer/Insurer technology
- Consumer Health Apps
- …or any other health-related vertical!
Everyone is invited to pitch their ideas on Friday night. Only ideas for which no previous work has been completed will be accepted. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote). Then, it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. An esteemed group of coaches and mentors will be on hand to help the teams throughout the weekend as they develop their startups. The last part of the weekend is the most intense, teams present their ideas to a panel of judges and after a palm sweating Q & A, the judges pick the top 3 startups. Did we mention, the winners get prizes to help launch their startup?
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday April 29th
Saturday April 30th
Sunday May 1st
Prior to LongView, Dr. Chow was the national Medical Director of the Innovation & Advanced Technology Group (IAT) at Kaiser Permanente, the largest private integrated care delivery system in the nation. IAT assessed over 2,000 emerging technologies with the potential to impact health care in the near term. IAT also administered a multi-million dollar innovation grant program for employees.
IAT worked with KP’s Garfield Innovation Center, an award-winning care delivery simulation laboratory. In its first 8 years, the Center received over 55,000 visitors, including high-level delegations from 43 countries.
Before IAT, Dr. Chow had a successful clinical practice for several decades. He was also involved in regional IT management, overseeing legacy systems and leading experimental projects such as KP’s first graphical interface for mainframes and its first physician networking forum.
Dr. Chow has founded and advised a number of startups. He has 3 U.S. patents and has been an invited speaker at industry conferences. Dr. Chow was selected by Healthcare IT News for the Innovator category of the 2014 H.I.T. Men & Women Awards, which recognize the top nine healthcare IT executives of the year.
Dr. Chow earned his A.B. with honors from Harvard University and his M.D. from UC San Diego. In 2005 he received his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School, graduating as valedictorian.
Partner, DLA Piper
Public Policy, Innovation, & Entrepreneur Support, SMUD | CEO, Davis, CA Chamber of Commerce
Associate Director, New Venture Resources University of California, Davis, Venture Catalyst
Coaches and Mentors
Managing Partner, Akers Capital, LLC
President Strategic Business Development, Inc.
Associate, DLA Piper
Founder, CEO, Chairman ARIZ BioPharmaceuticals
Lead Lender Relations Specialist Sacramento District Office, U S Small Business Administration
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Sacramento: Health Edition team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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