Session ID: 

Innovative Startup Partnerships: Tapping Into Creativity and Experience of Entrepreneurs

11:30am - 12:30pm Thursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


Healthcare needs the creativity of innovative startups and startups need the knowledge, insights and the right corporate champions. In today’s environment, attaining technology differentiation and excellence requires healthcare organizations with the know how to successfully engage and collaborate with experienced entrepreneurs to avoid common pitfalls of developing next generation technology solutions for new/untested business models. We will explore new startup partnership models that are needed to accelerate funding, equity investments, product/market fit, removal of barriers, customer agreements and scaling of high impact innovations.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the emerging best practices for startup partnerships to successfully accelerate deployment of innovations
  • Recognize organizations spearheading new engagement models with startups and how to avoid pitfalls
  • Identify success factors to mitigate risks and to gain buy-in from internal stakeholders (C-level, Board members, etc.)
  • Explain related insights into corporate funding and private equity investments
  • Discuss structured tools and solid frameworks to become entwined with the right entrepreneurs as partners and risk-takers


Group Vice President - Digital Health & Innovation Executive,
Providence Health & Services
General Manager, Innovation and Incubation,
Siemens Healthineers
Director, Strategic Engagement,
Kaiser Permanente Ventures


First Time Attendee