SplashX Invent Health - Future of clinics

HP Challenge: How can our local clinics become hip to a newer generation? March 15, 2018 - HP Headquarters and Museum, Palo Alto, CA


Welcome to SplashX Invent Health (#splashxinventhealth), a quarterly twilight salon-styled tech talk and mixer produced by HP and Vator, where valuable lessons and insights are shared by investors, founders, and C-level executives from healthtech startups. Splash Talks and Splash Chats are 20 minutes of pure, raw wisdom about a particular topic - sometimes fundraising, sometimes scaling.

In this case, the topic is the “Behavioral and Mental Health.” There is a rise of mental illness across the country with one out of five Americans suffering from some sort of mental disorder, whether it’s depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. This is surprising considering depression was rare 50 years ago. Critics argue the rise has a lot to do with pathologizing normal psychic and somatic behavior. There’s a lot of truth to this given society’s idea of normal means never feeling sad or hopeless, and society’s inability to find lasting hope. Some argue antidepressant drugmakers, who’ve seen their drug usage rise 400 percent in two decades are behind the pathologizing. There’s also no genetic correlation between genes and varying degrees of mental illness. There is one thing, however, a lack of therapists to help. It’s no wonder there’s a rise in behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapies online. If antipsychotics can’t really help, at least a community or even a chatbot may help. What are these new services and are they effective? How are employers and health organizations incorporating them?

HP’s Dr. Archana Dubey and Vator’s Bambi Francisco are hosting the event.

Vator (short for innovator) is a vibrant startup and investor community, founded by veteran, award-winning business journalist, Bambi Francisco.

Splash is Vator’s large startup and investor festival and one of the most popular pitch competitions in the U.S.

SplashX is Vator’s intimate Splash by night, a tech talk series and mixer where top influencers, entrepreneurs, and investors share insights on what's trending and valuable lessons on fundraising, building, and scaling a startup.

Launched in 2010 in San Francisco, Splash events, competitions, and verticals, such as Splash Health, Post Seed, and SplashX have expanded to NY, LA, London, and Oakland.

SplashX Invent Health - Future of clinics

Twilight tech talk and mixer for entrepreneurs, inventors, and investors



Bambi Francisco Roizen

Founder & CEO, Vator

Archana Dubey

Global Medical Director, HP Health Centers, HP

Sean Duffy

Co-Founder & CEO, Omada Health

Patrick Carroll

Chief Medical Officer Healthcare Clinics, Walgreens

Munjal Shah

CEO & Co-founder, Health IQ

Fran Ayalasomayajula

Population Health Technologies and Innovations Lead, Worldwide Healthcare, HP

Mark Goldstein

Chairman, UCSF Health Hub

Nikki Sims

Director, Sutter Health Walk-in Care

Nico Arcino

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Kaiser Permanente

Dave Schulte

Managing Director, McKesson Ventures

Michael Yang

Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

Ursheet Parikh

Partner, Mayfield Fund

Alexander A. Morgan

Investor, Khosla Ventures

Anthony Shell

Principal, Avison Young

Neil Parikh

Senior Medical Director of Care Delivery, Oscar Health

Andy Kurtzig

CEO, JustAnswer

Casper de Clercq

Partner, Norwest Venture Partners


5:15pm,,6:00pm,, Registration; Wine and cheese,,

6:00pm,,6:15pm,, Welcome and opening remarks: The challenges and opportunities around re-envisioning our local clinics. ,, Bambi Francisco Roizen (Founder and CEO, Vator), Archana Dubey (Global Medical Director, HP Health Centers, HP), Frances A. Ayalasomayajula (Population Health Technologies and Innovations Lead, Worldwide Healthcare, HP )

6:15pm,,7:00pm,, Splash Chat: Top healthtech VCs are investing heavily in technologies advancing the way we receive care and other services from walk-in clinics, urgent care clinics, to virtual care clinics using telemedicine. These new services are reinventing the physicians offices. What are some investment opportunities presented by this changing landscape? ,, Moderator: Archana Dubey (Global Medical Director, HP Health Centers, HP), Bambi Francisco Roizen (Founder and CEO, Vator); Panelists: Dave Schulte (Managing Director, McKesson Ventures ), Michael Yang (Managing Director, Comcast Ventures), Ursheet Parikh (Partner, Mayfield Fund), Scott Barclay (Partner, DCVC), Alexander A. Morgan (Investor, Khosla Ventures), Casper de Clercq (Partner, Norwest Venture Partners),,

7:00pm,,7:25pm,, Break; Wine and cheese; HP Innovation showcase tour ,, Anthony Shell (Principal, Avison Young) introduces break.,,

7:25pm,,7:45pm,, Startup Showcase [2 startups and innovations around the future of clinics] ,, Emcee: Mark Goldstein (Managing Partner, Advisors.fund),,

7:45pm,,8:30pm,, Splash chat: Tech pioneers and healthcare incumbents will share how they are re-shaping the clinical setting. Discover the ways they are working together to bring forth new approaches to delivering care. These agents of change will speak to present day challenges and offer best practices for successful innovation adoption. ,,Moderator: Archana Dubey (Global Medical Director, HP Health Centers, HP), Bambi Francisco Roizen (Founder and CEO, Vator); Panelists: Patrick Carroll (Chief Medical Officer Healthcare Clinics, Walgreens), Nikki Sims (Director, Sutter Health Walk-in Care), Nico Arcino (Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Kaiser Permanente), Munjal Shah (CEO & Co-founder, Health IQ), Sean Duffy (Co-Founder & CEO, Omada Health), Neil Parikh (Senior Medical Director of Care Delivery, Oscar Health), Andy Kurtzig (CEO, JustAnswer),,

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The Venue

HP CWC, Palo Alto, CA

HP Customer Welcome Center - Building 4, 1501 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting there



Cheyenne Lopez

Media Partnership Director

Arthur Anderson

Speaker Host

Sean Rossiter


Randy Rimple

Operations Manager

Kathy Lee, MPH

Speaker Host

Kristin Karaoglu


​James La Barne

Vator Robot

Nathanael Wolfe


Lida Papadopoulos


Melissa Kim

Media Partnership Director

Sheridan Tatsuno

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