Spotlight on the StartUp Health Festival

What an extraordinary few days this week at the StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco. We were honored to welcome Vice President Joe Biden to this year’s Festival where he gave an emotional speech about the Cancer Moonshot and discussed the importance of entrepreneurs to the mission of transforming health.

Vice President of the United States Joe Biden

StartUp Health’s army of Health Transformers were linked arm in arm and convened for two action-packed days to discuss how to speed up the progress we can make together. StartUp Health unveiled its 25-year plan to organize and support this global army of Health Transformers to achieve 10 Health Moonshots and activated its network to join this long-term mission of improving the health and wellbeing of every person in the world.

With more than 2,500 guests, we were grateful to welcome so many of the world’s health leaders like Greg Simon, Executive Director, White House Cancer Moonshot; Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP.; Esther Dyson, Executive Founder, Way to Wellville; Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures; J. Craig Venter, PhD, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Human Longevity Inc.; and hundreds more.

We also announced major global partnerships with two industry leaders — Allianz, one of the world’s largest health insurance companies, and SAP, one of the world’s largest software companies — to collaborate with us on achieving Health Moonshots. We’ll be publishing more about how health entrepreneurs will be able to leverage these relationships, and you can read more about the Allianz global partnership here and on HIT Consultant

See below full highlights from the StartUp Health Festival and we invite you to share your biggest insights and #positive-focus moment on our Facebook or Twitter using #SUHFestival!

Fireside Chat: Access to Care Moonshots: Delivering quality care to to the world in collaboration with California Health Care Foundation

Steven Krein, Co-founder & CEO, StartUp Health, Toby Cosgrove, MD, CEO & President, Cleveland Clinic, Steven J. Corwin, MD, CEO, NY-Presbyterian Hospital, Jena Hausmann, CEO & President, Children’s Hospital Colorado moderated by Melanie Evans, Health Reporter, Wall Street Journal, Unity Stoakes, President & Co-founder, StartUp Health

Fireside Chat: A Global Approach to Transforming Health

Steven Krein, Co-founder, StartUp Health & Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP
  • Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP
  • Steven Krein, Co-founder, StartUp Health

Fireside Chat: Longevity Moonshots: Adding 50+ healthy years to every life in collaboration with AARP

Intro remarks by Jody Holtzman, AARP; David Kirkpatrick, Founder & CEO, Techonomy, J. Craig Venter, PhD, Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Human Longevity Inc
  • Intro remarks by Jody Holtzman, AARP
  • David Kirkpatrick, Founder & CEO, Techonomy
  • J. Craig Venter, PhD, Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Human Longevity Inc

Fireside Chat: Cure Disease Moonshots: Transforming disease using data, technologies and personalized medicine in collaboration with Sanofi

Unity Stoakes, Co-founder & President, StartUp Health, Ira Brind, Mike Pellini, MD, CEO, Foundation Medicine, Steven Krein, Co-founder & CEO, StartUp Health
  • Mike Pellini, MD, CEO, Foundation Medicine
  • Steven Krein, Co-founder & CEO, StartUp Health

Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge @ StartUp Health Festival Congratulations to QuiO, winner of the HealthTech Challenge!

Alexander, QuiO

Fireside Chat: Rise of Healthcare’s Emerging Innovation Hubs in collaboration with DLA Piper

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, Steven Krein, Co-founder & CEO, Startup Health, Howard Krein, PhD, MD, StartUp Health, Unity Stoakes, Co-founder & President, StartUp Health
  • 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
  • Steven Krein, Co-founder & CEO, Startup Health

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
  • 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
  • Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, Executive Director of Digital Health, Seattle’s Children’s

Fireside Chats: The Power of a Global Army

Jerry Levin, Chairman of StartUp Health moderated by Unity Stoakes, Co-founder & President, StartUp Health
  • Jerry Levin, Chairman of StartUp Health
  • moderated by Unity Stoakes, Co-founder & President, StartUp Health

Fireside Chat: Cancer Moonshots: End cancer as we know it

Greg Simon, Executive Director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, Howard Krein, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, StartUp Health
  • Greg Simon, Executive Director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force
  • Howard Krein, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, StartUp Health

Fireside Chat: Healthcare’s Moonshot Moment — Transforming an Industry

Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures, Moderated by Steven Krein, Co-founder & CEO, StartUp Health
  • Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures
  • Moderated by Steven Krein, Co-founder & CEO, StartUp Health

Fireside Chat: Cost to Zero Moonshots: Radically reduce the cost of care by a factor of a million

Jonathan Bush, CEO & Co-founder, athenahealth, Andy Kessler, Author & Wall Street Journal Columnist
  • Jonathan Bush, CEO & Co-founder, athenahealth
  • with Andy Kessler, Author & Wall Street Journal Columnist

StartUp Health & athenahealth Health Transformer Showcase & Party

  • Steven Krein, Co-founder & CEO, StartUp Health
  • Jonathan Bush, CEO, athenahealth
  • Mandira Singh, Director of Product Operations, athenahealth

Huge thanks to our Lead Innovation Partner, Accenture and all of our sponsors including AARP Market Innovation, athenahealth, Bayer Grants4Apps, California Health Care Foundation, DaVita Inc., DLA Piper LLP (US), Genentech, Impact Pediatric Health, Janssen, NGP, Silicon Valley Bank, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Uber and Ziegler. We couldn’t have done it without you!