Mentors & Speakers
Dr. Walter Bortz Doctor & author
Aneesh Chopra Former CTO of the US Government
Esther Dyson Investor
BJ Fogg Behavior Design Expert
Guy Kawasaki Evangelist & managing director of Garage Technology Ventures
Dr. Jay Parkinson Doctor & entrepreneur
Dr. Eric Topol Cardiologist, geneticist & author
Gary Wolf Journalist & co-founder of Quantified Self
Jae is the Founder & CEO of goBalto. He previously co-founded Celltrion, (a leading biopharmaceutical supplier) and was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company. In 2013, was recognized as a FierceBiotech Top 10 Techie and awarded the Bio-IT World Judges Prize for Technology Innovation in 2010. Jae has his MBA from New York University and holds a CPA.
Patrick has been an investor with NEA since 2004 and is co-head of NEA’s Consumer investing practice and seed-stage program. He is a director of 23andMe, eeGeo, Euclid, Loopt, GoodGuide, Lytro, and Pixelberry. Patrick received a Master of Science degree from Oxford University and earned an A.B., JD, and MBA from Harvard.
Bill is the the head of the Physician and Patient Technology Group at Genentech. His career started at Goldman Sachs before making a jump into the startup world where he helped build epinions.com and shopping.com. Bill holds a degree in Economics from Harvard and hacks old cars, software, and just about anything he can get his hands on.
Asset Management Ventures
Skip is a managing partner at Asset Management Ventures. The firm invests in early stage companies in IT and health sciences technology. Skip has invested in emerging digital health companies such as HealthTap, Lark, Reify and Morpheus Medical. He was formerly an Air Force F16 pilot, founder of a flight software and simulation company and has an MS in Management from the Stanford GSB.
Abhas Gupta, MD
Abhas is a Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, focusing on digital health, education, and predictive analytics. An M.D. with a background in healthcare strategy consulting and computer science, Abhas works with MDV portfolio companies HealthTap, DVS Sciences, and Corventis. Abhas holds a B.S. in Computational Biology from Brown University and an M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Jeff is the co-founder of Cloudera, director at Sage BioNetworks, and visiting professor of Data Science at UC Berkeley. Previously, he conceived, built, and led the Data Team at Facebook and was responsible for driving many of the applications of statistics & machine learning at Facebook. Before Facebook, Jeff was a quantitative analyst on Wall Street.
Francine Hardaway, Ph.D.
Francine is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and partner in Stealthmode Partners, an accelerator for growth companies. She has coached and counseled medical device companies, hospital systems, provider networks and providers. Having run a small medical practice, she was a co-founder of Arizona Health IT Association. Today, she co-writes US Health Crisis.
Darren is a Partner at Aberdare Ventures and leads their investment focus in healthcare technology convergence. He is a director of goBalto, and invested in JIFF, Sonitus & Omada Health. Prior experience includes roles at Robertson Stephens and Medtronic. He holds a Stanford MBA, AB from Princeton and attended Georgetown Medical School.
Grant runs product marketing at CareCloud, a cloud-based health IT startup in Boston. Just prior to joining CareCloud, Grant was formerly the Global Director, Product Marketing at GE Healthcare where he focused on driving growth for electronic medical records and revenue cycle software into hospitals. He holds an S.B., M.Eng, and MBA all from MIT.
Charles is the co-founder of RedOctane and currently serves as the EVP of Business Development. RedOctane launched the world’s first online video game rental service in 1999, and later published Guitar Hero, the first release in a series of critically acclaimed hits from the fastest growing videogame franchise ever.
George is a philosopher, poet and entrepreneur. He’s Founder and CEO of Keas, a health & wellness startup leveraging “The Power of Play”, prior to that was CEO of Bit9, a leader in endpoint security. GK is an angel investor, has been an active advisor to numerous startups and is part of Northeastern’s Health Science mentoring program.
Sharon is formally the President of One Medical Group and prior to that, spent six years in operations and finance at Electronic Arts in the US and UK. She is now sharing her experience with others via Avik Ventures where she is an advisor to and investor in numerous startups. Sharon has an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management and holds a BA from Smith College.
Jonathan is an Assistant Professor at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Consulting Researcher at Microsoft Research. He received a PhD from Harvard University and a BA from Stanford University.
Pete is the co-founder and President of Optimizely, a bay-area startup focused on making A/B Testing websites dramatically easier. Previously, Pete worked for Google where he was Product Manager for Google App Engine and grew the platform to more than 150,000 developers in its first year.
Glenn founded Clinical Solutions and sold it after its nurse triage algorithms became a world-wide gold standard. He was a Senior VP at Practice Fusion, an EHR backed by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund. Previously, he was an attending physician in Brigham & Women’s heart transplanation program. His PhD is in Health Policy & Management from MIT.
Ping has been with Accel Partners since 2004, where he focuses primarily on software and digital media investments. He currently is a Board Member of BitTorrent, Cloudera, Lookout, Mu Dynamics, Nimbula, Raptr, ScaleXtreme, and YuMe. Ping holds an A.B. from Harvard University, with honors, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Dave is the founder of Path, the simple and private way to share life with close friends and family. As an early member of the Facebook team, Dave played a variety of product, marketing, and management roles in expanding its ecosystem to over 600 million people worldwide. He was also the co-inventor of Facebook Connect, used by 2.5 million websites and applications.
Charmaine is a Director at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and leads their global initiative in Human Resources for Health. Prior to joining CHAI, Charmaine was a Marketing Manager at Genentech and Investment Banking Associate at RBC Capital Markets. Charmaine received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Eric Rose, MD
Eric is a practicing family physician and applied clinical informaticist. He is also Director of Clinical Products at Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group. Previously, he was Medical Director for McKesson Physician Practice Solutions (PPS) and a Physician Consultant for IDX Systems in the Carecast division (now GE Healthcare Centricity Enterprise).
Evan Schoenberg, MD
Evan is the lead developer of Adium, the premiere instant messaging client for Mac. He is the founder of Regular Rate & Rhythm Software, known for medical apps such as MediMath and consumer apps such as Rowmote Pro. He is also closely involved with open source projects Growl and Pidgin. He is a resident ophthalmologist at Tulane Medical Center.
Schox Patent Group
Jeff is a Registered Patent Attorney and founding member of Schox Patent Group, a boutique firm devoted to building patent portfolios for startups that attracted investments from Bessemer, Flagship, Founders Fund, Greylock, Kleiner Perkins, and Union Square. Jeffrey is also a consulting professor of patent law at Stanford and the University of Michigan.
Joshusa Schwimmer, MD
Joshua is a practicing nephrologist, blood pressure specialist, and general medical doctor in New York City. As a teacher and consultant, he advises individual physicians and organizations on using information technologies to improve the professional lives of doctors and the health of their patients. He received his MD from the University of Rochester and his fellowship in nephrology from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Michelle is an advisor to early stage companies and the HCIT team at InterWest Partners. She was a former SVP at Epocrates who built the company’s clinician network and freemium model. Prior to Epocrates, Michelle worked in various strategic consulting and health policy development roles at The Wilkerson Group, Lewin Group and Georgetown Center for Health Policy Studies.
Sonny is the co-founder of Misfit Wearables, makers of wearable sensors, and the co-founder of AgaMatrix, which made the world’s first hardware medical device that works with the iPhone, and has sold over 1 billion glucose biosensors. He studied math (BS) at UIUC and linguistics (PhD) under Noam Chomsky at MIT.
John is the former VP for Science of Creative Commons, and a Fellow at the World Wide Web Consortium, member of MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, founded the biotech semantic database company Incellico, assistant director at the Berkman Center at Harvard Law, and legislative aide in the US House of Representatives.