Social Health Startup Bootcamp:Investing in Health

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Friday 8th March, 2013

2:00pm to 3:00pm (CST)

Social Health Startup Bootcamp (#SXSHbooty): Following on the success of the 2012 bootcamp, join us for another year of education, inspiration, and funding advice for (social) health tech startups.

Learn "Why Health Tech Innovation Is Hot" RIGHT NOW and why it is the perfect time to think about the healthcare sector as a viable opportunity to launch a tech startup, as well as find out more about where to get funding, lessons from health tech startups, and advice from expert panelist.

Highlights include:
- An opening address from bootcamp sponsor, Aetna's VP/Head of Consumer Platforms and CEO of Emerging Business
- A live edition of Jason Calacanis' This Week In Startups (TWiST): Health Tech Edition -- interviewing 3 Health Tech Startups
- Funding advice from non-traditional funding sources (e.g. Health Incubators, Health Innovation funds,and Medical/Health Crowdfunding)

Sponsored by: Aetna
Event Partner: Mahalo.com / Startup Health

About the speakers

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Carissa Caramanis O'Brien

Social Media Cmty & Content Dir, Aetna

Social Media Community & Content Director @Aetna. Speaker, writer, Healthcare and EMS advocate, amateur foodie, ice cream fangirl. Passionate about putting Social Health to work for patients, providers and those who serve as the connection points between them.

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Chuck Saunders

CEO of Emerging Business, Aetna

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Lauren Vargas

Community Strategy Dir, Aetna

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Shwen Gwee

VP, Digital Health, Edelman

Next session in Salon D

3:30pm This Week in Startups (TWiST): Health Tech Edition by Veer Gidwaney, Jason Calacanis and Derek Flanzraich

6 attendees

  • Carissa O'Brien
  • Alex
  • Leslie Turley
  • Sarah Kramer
  • Shwen Gwee
  • Lauren Vargas

1 tracker

  • Jennifer Preston

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Time 2:00pm3:00pm CST

Date Fri 8th March 2013


Salon D, Hilton Austin Downtown

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