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Shifting the Curve from Start to Scale to Exit


April 18, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, R3012
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

TEDMED is a multidisciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common determination to create a better future in health and medicine. This program features brilliant short talks and stunning artistic performances that celebrate the power of unexpected connections to create important new possibilities. Join the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on April 16-19 as we live broadcast this year’s TEDMED program in our third-floor conference center.

Speakers for this session include:

Giovanni Colella
Giovanni Colella co-founded Castlight Health in 2008, along with Todd Park (currently U.S. chief technology officer and formerly the chief technology officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) and Bryan Roberts of Venrock.

Grant Verstandig
Grant Verstandig, chief executive officer and founder of Audax Health, is an entrepreneur who has developed exceptional capability and relationships in the worlds of social networking, online gaming, and healthcare.

Michael Weintraub
Michael Weintraub is founder and chief executive officer of Humedica, recently acquired by UnitedHealth Group. Previously, he was CEO of PharMetrics, which was sold to IMS Health in 2005. Michael has 30 years of experience in healthcare information technology. He is founding chairman of Phreesia, and sits on the Board of the medical informatics subsidiary of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). Weintraub is on the Board of JDRF New England Chapter. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA in Economics from Brandeis University.

Nina Nashif
Nina Nashif is founder and chief executive officer of Healthbox, a business accelerator created to support early-stage entrepreneurs and stimulate innovation in the healthcare industry.

Juan Enriquez
Juan Enriquez is an experienced business leader, author, and academic who is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on the economic and political impacts of life sciences. He is a Managing Director in Excel Venture Management, a venture capital firm that invests in companies that apply transformative life science technologies to solve problems in healthcare and beyond.

Victor Wang Can virtual companions help ease our caregiving crisis? Former NASA space telerobotics Victor Wang brings joy to geriatrics.

Additional Details

This is a free event. The host is Michael Friedlander, PhD. For more information, please call 540-526-2001, or send an e-mail.

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