Startup Weekend Cambridge: Health Edition

    Friday, March 31 - April 2, 2017


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  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend Cambridge: Health Edition

Friday, March 31 - April 2, 2017



Friday, March 31 - April 2, 2017
Event starts at 6:15 pm

IBM Watson Health
75 Binney St
Cambridge, MA 02142

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Don't miss your chance to learn how to take an idea from concept to creation! Purchase your tickets now!

Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, "that was my idea a few years ago!"?  If you have, then that means you did not have a process for taking that idea and building it out into a prototype.

Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days!  Whether you are looking to...
  • get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship,
  • learn the process for going from concept to creation,
  • meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in Boston (including mentors from BCG, IBM, Phillips Labs, and Techstars),
  • join or build an all-star team,
  • or take your own idea from concept to creation
Startup Weekend is your destination for the weekend of March 31st-April 2nd!  

It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including...

  • aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs,
  • developers and other tech-related professionals,
  • designers of all types,
  • professionals in health/life sciences,
  • non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.)
  • students from universities and even high schools,
  • professionals looking to switch careers,
  • passionate visionaries
What's the twist?  

Startup Weekend Health means we will be focusing the ideas we select on solving problems in the health/life sciences industry  Over the last 10 years we have seen major changes in health-- everything from programmable limbs through cognitive health advising system to 3D-printed skin. Tech and health go hand in hand in solving problems that matter the most. 

Whether you are interested in the health industry or not, the ultimate objective of the event is to empower you with a powerful process for taking any idea, health-related or not, from concept to creation!

Join us and IBM for a very special weekend!  

For the $100 ticket you get:
  • Access to the full weekend-long event
  • Opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night @ Pitch Fire
  • Mentoring by all-stars from the health industry and the tech startup community ( (including mentors from BCG, IBM, Phillips Labs, and Techstars)
  • Chance to win awesome prizes from our sponsors
  • Tasty meals all weekend
  • Collaboration with awesome professionals from throughout the greater Boston area
  • All-star judge's panel lead by Isaiah Kacyvenski of Sports Innovation Labs, Edward Roberts of MediTech and MIT, John Daley of IBM Watson Health, Leah O'Donnell of Zaffre Investments, , Semyon Dukach of SMTP and Joe Zhou of Boston Innovation Growth
  • Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni) #SWMafia
  • A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days
  • And over 100 new awesome Facebook friends!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday March 31st


6:15 pm
Registration & Dinner
Arrive at the venue and get checked in. Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


8:00 pm
Pitches, Voting, & Teams
Pitches start (Optionally line up to give your pitch); then we vote and recruit our teams for the weekend.


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday April 1st


8:30 am
Breakfast
Check-in, enjoy some breakfast, and mingle before our kick-off.


8:45 am
Weekend Kick-Off
Review the mission for the weekend, judging criteria, and best practices for success!


9:00 am
Design Thinking Workshop Part 1
IBM Designers and certified Agile Scrum Masters do a workshop on the best business practices.


12:00 pm
60-second Problem Pitches & Feedback
Each team will deliver a 60-second pitch of their problem statement and receive 3 minutes of feedback.


12:30 pm
Grab & Go Lunch
Grab some lunch and get back to work!


1:00 pm
Mentor Madness
Mentors with varying skills available to support your team in taking ideas from concept to creation. Available until 6pm by appt.


3:00 pm
Nurses' Panel
Nurses from Northeastern will discuss the need for collaboration between medical practitioners and tech innovators. QA to follow.


6:30 pm
Dinner
Take a few minutes to relax and enjoy a little dinner, before you get back to work.


7:00 pm
60-second MVP Pitches & Feedback
Each team receives 3 minutes of feedback on your solution (not problem) as it stands at 7pm.


8:00 pm
Business Model Workshop

Sunday April 2nd


8:30 am
Working Breakfast
Grab some breakfast and get back to work with your team.


9:00 am
Design Thinking Workshop Part 2
Team members have the option to meet with instructors to continue learning about relevant best practices.


9:30 am
Yoga & Meditation Session
Stretch and meditate before the pitch day kicks off! It's also a great opportunity to talk fitness ideas and apps with the instructor.


12:00 pm
Mentor Sessions
Mentors arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions.


12:30 pm
Working Lunch
Grab lunch and keep working!


1:00 pm
Pitch Practice
Teams will rehearse their pitches by appointment in front of mentors for feedback. By appointment.


3:00 pm
Tech Check
Quick tech check by appointment.


5:00 pm
Demo Night
We kick off final presentations! All teams to report to the main room for judge introductions.


7:00 pm
Dinner & Mingling
Relax and enjoy some food!


7:30 pm
Winners Announced
First, second, and third place announced plus team feedback.


8:15 pm
Wrap-Up
Farewells, group hugs, and selfies!


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Jerome Selva
Vice President, XaaS Acceleration Watson & Cloud Platform

Jérôme Selva is Vice President - XaaS at IBM Watson & Cloud Platform.  He brings extensive experience in leadership, business management, transformation, integration, finance and talent development.  His mode of engagement, focused on outcomes and cohesive teaming, results from his work in a wide array of international, headquarter, transversal positions covering consulting, finance, strategy, acquisitions, operations, manufacturing, product life cycle, development IT, design thinking and agile methodologies.   Since November 2016, Jérôme leads the XaaS growth initiatives for IBM Watson & Cloud Platform, with the primary focus to support a high double digit MRR growth, through radically redesigning the business and operations models via a fully instrumented end-to-end discovery-to-advocacy platform. 
He fulfills his passion to invest in others to optimize business results, by promoting collaboration and expertise sharing. Internally: he acts as integrator across the enterprise and hosts monthly worldwide career flash broadcasts (which he started in Dubai in 2009, it ranges from 1.5K to 9K views per edition); he is regularly invited as executive keynote speaker to leadership and talent development events; he serves as the Executive Champion for the first level executive leaders of IBM Analytics; he mentors 15 talents (scattered across the organization and the world) and promotes inclusion, global cultural awareness and emotional intelligence.  Externally: he serves as Executive sponsor to Business Partners and Client Signature Accounts; he accepts leadership keynote engagement (e.g. keynote speaker at BU Questrom Exec MBA commencement ceremony in 2016, New England Diversity Leadership Council, Cambridge Street Upper School NetPal…); provides coaching to students or your professionals. Prior to IBM, Jérôme held several positions, including being a Consultant for a start-up in Paris (top 3 clients: Unilever, Coca-Cola, IBM) and leading troops as an Officer of the French Army serving in France and Germany.  He earned an MBA (Coventry Business School - UK), an MS in Finance (Caen University - France), and graduated from Saint Cyr Officer School (eq. WestPoint).  He lived and worked on four continents and is supported by his wife, Corinne and their two young children – Mélanie and Maxime.


Event Judges


John Daley

John joined IBM in May of 2016 and is responsible for ensuring Watson Health's portfolio complies with all relevant lifescience related regulations.  Prior to joining Watson Health, John was with Boston Scientific for nine years and had a number of positions there including the head of International Quality, Distribution and Supply Chain and management board level positions for their Endoscopy and Urology and Women's Health.  Prior to Boston Scientific, John  worked for Johnson & Johnson and held quality related positions in their device, diagnostic, and pharmaceutical sectors.  John has over 20 years of experience with FDA regulated industries and has special expertise in Design Control, Software Quality, and Quality Systems.


Semyon Dukach

Semyon Dukach is the Managing Director of Techstars in Boston.



Joe Zhou

With 24 years multi-cultural and multi-national work experience Joe is the managing director of Eastern Link Capital, a Private Equity firm doing investment in China. He is also the founder of Boston Angel Club.
Joe has a Sloan Fellow MBA degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Precision Engineering from Tianjin University, P. R. China.


Isaiah Kacyvenski
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Sports Innovation Lab

Isaiah’s diverse background includes earning two degrees from Harvard, playing in the National Football League for 8 years between, and achieving success as an experienced entrepreneur and investor. Mr. Kacyvenski is currently the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Sports Innovation Lab. Mr. Kacyvenski has a very deep background in wearable sensor technology as the former Global Head of Business Development and Chairman of the Sports Advisory Board at MC10, a cutting-edge conformal electronics company focused on optimizing objective physiological data capture outside of a controlled setting. Isaiah joined MC10 after graduating from Harvard Business School and remained there for 6 years as he was involved in the ideation, development, sales, and marketing of several different technologies at MC10, including the revolutionary, physiological data capturing electronic patch, the BioStamp, multiple award-winning CheckLight– a sports impact indicator– as well as the first-of- its-kind hydration monitor to name just a few. Isaiah is also an investor in, and advisor to, several companies in technology, sports, biotech, consumer, media, and sports medicine.


Edward Roberts
Founder and Chair, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

His own entrepreneurship is as prolific in academia as in industry. Under the direction of Professor Jay Forrester, Roberts was a founding member of the MIT System Dynamics Group in 1958. In 1990 he founded the MIT Entrepreneurship Center (now renamed the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship), which he has since chaired. He was a founder of MIT Sloan’s Management of Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group, which he chaired for more than 30 years. During the 1970s Professor Roberts cofounded multiple MIT programs in health care delivery, including an interdisciplinary PhD program in Health Policy and Management. During that time he co-directed MIT’s extensive collaboration in management and organizational development with the Association of American Medical Colleges. In 1980 Roberts cofounded and chaired for nearly 20 years, the mid-career MIT Management of Technology (MOT) Program, MIT’s first advanced degree program offered by two Schools. Most recently, in 2006 he co-created and still chairs the MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship & Innovation MBA Track.

When not occupied with his MIT responsibilities, Roberts is actively involved as a cofounder, board member, and angel investor in many high-tech startups. He was the CEO and co-founder of Pugh-Roberts Associates, Inc. (1963), an international management consulting firm specializing in system dynamics, strategic planning, and technology management, sold in 1990 to PA Consulting Group. He is a director of Medical Information Technology, Inc. (Meditech)—a leading producer of healthcare information systems which he co-founded in 1969. He is also a cofounder and a director of  Sohu.com, Inc. (1996), a leading Chinese Internet firm that was among the earliest in China. In addition, he cofounded and served for 18 years as a general partner of the Zero Stage Capital and First Stage Capital Equity Funds, a group of venture capital funds investing in early-stage technology-based firms. Later Roberts became a cofounding (and then the longest serving) member of CommonAngels, Inc., the largest angel group in Greater Boston.


Roger Premo

Roger Premo is a Partner and Managing Director in the Boston office of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). His primary focus areas are strategy, go-to-market and operational topics for Technology  clients, especially for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Cloud computing technology businesses.Roger leads the Software and SaaS sector within BCG’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice and drives the SaaS Imperative commercial program which helps the $0.5T software industry transition to the SaaS business model to drive growth and total shareholder return. Prior to BCG Roger held leadership and technical roles in several Software and SaaS startups. Previously, he worked in molecular biology research at Genentech.


Jennifer Bailey

Jennifer Bailey’s areas of research and teaching expertise and interest include innovation management, operations management, and entrepreneurship. In particular, her research focuses on how firms manage risk and uncertainty. For innovative firms, her current research examines the innovation development process to identify effective strategies which firms can employ to maximize the likelihood of generating innovation breakthroughs, while mitigating innovation risks and leveraging opportunities for learning from failure. Jennifer was the recipient of the 2015 Best Paper Award at the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) conference for her research on innovation management. For entrepreneurial firms, her research explores effective strategies which can be employed to mitigate the operational risks and challenges faced by start-up ventures. Jennifer is the Faculty Advisor for the Babson Operations Club and the Faculty Advisor for the Technology, Entrepreneurship and Design (TED) Concentration. She currently teaches Integrated Product Design (MOB 3578) - which is a collaborative business/engineering/design course co-taught by faculty from three colleges: Babson College, Olin College of Engineering and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Jennifer is currently the Faculty Director for the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL ), serves as a Coach for the Babson WIN (Women Innovating Now) Lab and as a Mentor and Workshop Trainer for Mass Challenge. She is a Board Member with the Boston non-profit, Arts Connect International (ACI).



Coaches and Mentors


John Pantano
Senior Account Executive at Philips

Expert in sales and marketing of clinical systems, productivity systems, imaging systems and medical devices. Creative thinker who co-founded technology start-up, which pioneered the simple, affordable use of real-time location services to improve care processes and utilization of portable assets. Highly effective in account management and cross business team development.


Jessica Manganello
Founder New Leaf Legal, LLC and Co-Owner at Undiscovered Kitchen

Jennifer is the business attorney and legal structuring guru for New Leaf Legal, a flat fee firm that provides corporate and IP services to emerging and small businesses and artists. I love everything from helping businesses design their initial corporate structuring, through their expansion and growing pains, all the way to developing their exit strategies.


Rebecca Love
Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship, School of Nursing Northeastern University at Northeastern University

Rebecca Love, RN, MSN, ANP is the Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Northeastern School of Nursing and an experienced Nurse Entrepreneur, founding HireNurses.com in 2013.  Rebecca is passionate about empowering nurses and helping nurses innovate, create and collaborate to start businesses to transform healthcare.  Northeastern School of Nursing’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative is to inspire nurses to be transformative leaders in healthcare.   Through innovative events, programs, and new educational pathways, Northeastern School of Nursing is transforming traditional nursing education to incorporate innovation, entrepreneurship and business foundations to position nurses as the leaders in healthcare.  Rebecca’s community involvement includes serving on the board of NextGenVentures, the Regional Dir. for Show Me Your Stethoscope Foundation, ACLU Dinner & Host Committee, Charlestown Mothers Assoc., Harvard Kent Advisory Board, and the St. John School.  Rebecca holds a M.S. in Nursing from Northeastern University and a B.A. in International Relations/Spanish from Boston University.


Kit Pang
Founder of BostonSpeaks, TEDx, INBOUND and Keynote Speaker on Communication

Kit Pang is a Communication Expert, TEDx Speaker Coach, TEDxInbound and Keynote speaker, the host of the BostonSpeaksSeries and the founder of BostonSpeaks. He is on a mission to help individuals become exceptional speakers and communicators. Kit's seminars and talks have been credited as super fun, engaging, soul-searching and insightful.



Lisa Najavits
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; Lecturer, Harvard Medical School; clinical psychologist at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System; and psychologist at McLean Hospital

Lisa M. Najavits, PhD is professor of psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; and adjunct professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a research psychologist at Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System and the Bedford VA; and director of Treatment Innovations. She was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School from 1990-2015. Her major clinical and research interests are substance abuse, trauma, co-morbidity, behavioral addictions, veterans' mental health, community-based care, development of new psychotherapies, and outcome research.  She is author of over 180 professional publications, as well as the books Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse;  A Woman's Addiction Workbook; and the upcoming Creating Change: A Past-Focused Treatment Manual for Trauma and Addiction. She has served as president of the Society of Addiction Psychology of the American Psychological Association; and is on various  advisory boards including the Journal of Traumatic Stress; the Journal of Gambling Studies; the Journal of Dual Diagnosis, and Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. She has received various awards, including the 1997 Young Professional Award of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies; the 1998 Early Career Contribution Award of the Society for Psychotherapy Research; the 2004 Emerging Leadership Award of the American Psychological Association Committee on Women; and the 2009 Betty Ford Award of the Addiction Medical Education and Research Association.


JP Amolat
Serial Entrepreneur / Strategy Consultant / Product Manager

JP Amolat has been a serial entrepreneur for the last 12 years in the fields of streaming media, luxury apparel, crowdfunding, professional networking, eCommerce and  most recently technology healthcare focused in providing on-demand home care for the elderly.  He started his career covering the venture capital industry doing investment research prior to completing his MBA at Babson College.  For the last 17 years his background has been in product development and management in technology. 

He is active in the Boston start-up scene and has been an advisor for many start-ups in the area. He is currently advising a new york-based startup called WearWorks with their haptic device for the blind, as well as releasing the next version of his professional networking app, SUMMITapp.co.  His interests are in healthcare, eCommerce, and AI. 


Shilpa Lawande
Founder at Stealth Mode Startup



Seema Pandya
Marketing Executive | Biotech, Healthcare, HIT, Analytics

Seema Pandya is an executive marketing leader with in-depth experience in the biotech and healthcare technology market. Seema has achieved a successful track record of product launches including the development of world-wide marketing campaigns through her sophisticated brand development process, her ability to convert complex data to tangible, executable plans, and her collaborative approach to mobilize cross functional teams. Seema leverages her holistic, customer-centric perspective and keen analytic skills to guide her marketing strategies and tactics.


Jerome Selva
Vice President, XaaS Acceleration Watson & Cloud Platform

Jérôme Selva is Vice President - XaaS at IBM Watson & Cloud Platform.  He brings extensive experience in leadership, business management, transformation, integration, finance and talent development.  His mode of engagement, focused on outcomes and cohesive teaming, results from his work in a wide array of international, headquarter, transversal positions covering consulting, finance, strategy, acquisitions, operations, manufacturing, product life cycle, development IT, design thinking and agile methodologies.   Since November 2016, Jérôme leads the XaaS growth initiatives for IBM Watson & Cloud Platform, with the primary focus to support a high double digit MRR growth, through radically redesigning the business and operations models via a fully instrumented end-to-end discovery-to-advocacy platform. 
He fulfills his passion to invest in others to optimize business results, by promoting collaboration and expertise sharing. Internally: he acts as integrator across the enterprise and hosts monthly worldwide career flash broadcasts (which he started in Dubai in 2009, it ranges from 1.5K to 9K views per edition); he is regularly invited as executive keynote speaker to leadership and talent development events; he serves as the Executive Champion for the first level executive leaders of IBM Analytics; he mentors 15 talents (scattered across the organization and the world) and promotes inclusion, global cultural awareness and emotional intelligence.  Externally: he serves as Executive sponsor to Business Partners and Client Signature Accounts; he accepts leadership keynote engagement (e.g. keynote speaker at BU Questrom Exec MBA commencement ceremony in 2016, New England Diversity Leadership Council, Cambridge Street Upper School NetPal…); provides coaching to students or your professionals. Prior to IBM, Jérôme held several positions, including being a Consultant for a start-up in Paris (top 3 clients: Unilever, Coca-Cola, IBM) and leading troops as an Officer of the French Army serving in France and Germany.  He earned an MBA (Coventry Business School - UK), an MS in Finance (Caen University - France), and graduated from Saint Cyr Officer School (eq. WestPoint).  He lived and worked on four continents and is supported by his wife, Corinne and their two young children – Mélanie and Maxime.



Andrew Le
CEO of Buoy Health

Andrew is the CEO of Buoy Health. He originated the idea for Buoy while a 4th year medical student at Harvard Medical School, from which he is expected to receive his MD in May 2017. He co-founded the company in 2013 with Adam Lathram, Eddie Reyes, and Nathanael Ren. He’s raised $3M in funding and currently develops Buoy’s strategy and vision, oversees the medical content and data, and leads all fundraising and direct sales campaigns. Before Buoy, Andrew was an aspiring neurosurgeon in medical school. There, he focused on aging and neurosurgical research, publishing his work on seizure medications and their affect on various forms of brain cancer. Andrew graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Economics from Harvard College in 2010.


Paul Langdon
Software engineer and architect in the financial and health-care sectors, Founder of “Innovation Think”

Paul Langdon has over 20 years’ experience as a software engineer and architect in the financial and health-care sectors. He spent the last three years developing award-winning IoT products and applications using commodity hardware. Paul is a contributing author and member of Intel’s Innovator Program, teacher of IoT hardware and technologies, and founder of the “Innovation Think” series with a focus on IoT, AI and hardware.


Leila Pirhaji

Experienced engineer and entrepreneur with a Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Currently, as the Founder and CEO of ReviveMed, Leila is bringing a pioneering computational platform to the marketplace, which can translate large-scale biological data into actionable therapeutic solutions. 


Nell Meosky Luo

Nell is the Founder and CEO of Folia Health, a digital health company that helps chronic disease parents take control of their children's healthcare. She is a public health nerd, and is excited about the promise of using technology to improve the distribution and quality of healthcare. Nell graduated from Yale with a degree in History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health, and in her spare time enjoys traveling with her husband and her six younger siblings...always in search of food.


Jay Neely
Creator at Boston Startups Guide

Jay is a digital maker / marketer, startup founder, and community builder. Active in the Boston startup community for the past ten years, Jay has been a Startup Weekend participant, winner, and coach; a Startup Institute instructor; and organizer of the BarCamp Boston tech conference. Currently Jay runs Boston Startups Guide, a community resource site dedicated to bringing more attention to Boston startups and resources for them.
 


Heather Harrick

Heather Harrick owns and operates Harrick Plasma, Inc. a spin-off of a business started by her late father in 1969.  The company manufactures and sells benchtop plasma cleaners used globally in material science research.  Heather relocated the plasma cleaner product line to Ithaca, NY from outside New York City after she sold off the part of the business that was focus of her father’s work, attachments for optical spectrometers.  For the past 12 years, she has established and grown Harrick Plasma as an independent manufacturing company.  Today the products have a reputation worldwide as a leader in material science research equipment. Heather serves on Ithaca’s Urban Renewal Agency’s Economic Development Committee and is a member of the Hudson Valley Startup Fund, a member managed investment fund, with a mission to support the economic development in the Hudson Valley through funding early stage start-ups.  She is also a member of Golden Seeds-Boston, an early stage investment firm. Heather serves as a mentor for Blackstone Launchpad at Cornell University as well. She is trained as an anthropologist (BA Ithaca College, MA Cornell) and areas of expertise involve corporate culture, manufacturing, leadership, family business, early-stage investment, and economic development.


Nick Holda
Project Manager at BCG

Nick HoldaNick Holda is a Project Manager in the Boston office at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He is a core member of BCG’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice and the Marketing, Sales & Pricing Practice. Nick has deep expertise in customer journeys in the context of digital selling. Prior to joining BCG, Nick was a Vice President at AlixPartners LLP, a global turnaround consulting firm. In this role, he worked with distressed large / mid-cap clients across the energy, casino, sports, homebuilding, disaster response, and firearm industries.  His work included sales & operations planning, ops performance management, working capital improvement, data analytics, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy administration.


Ittai Dayan

Ittai is a Project Leader in the Boston office at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He is a core member of the Health Care Practice and gained deep experience in developing Digital Strategies for his Health Care clients and Operating Models for his R&D Biopharma clients. Prior to joining BCG, Ittai worked as a Medical Doctor with special focus on Reconstructive and Vascular Surgery.


Yves Wetzelsberger
Principal at BCG

Yves Wetzelsberger is a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), currently in the Boston office but he has also worked in BCG offices in Munich, Paris and São Paulo. In his work with clients across sectors including Health Care, Telecom, Energy and others, he acquired deep experience in designing business strategies, evaluating business plans as well as solving operational issues like work force planning. 


Alex Greenhill
Award winning health leader and tech CEO

Alexandra is cofounder CEO of myBestHelper.com, the innovative tech company that helps people live life well. The company has received 22 awards and recognitions in three years. Alexandra has been a mentor and a judge in many Hackathons and Startup Weekends and is a firm believer in paying it forward as acknowledgement for the great mentorship received along the way. 

A graduate of Université de Montreal and McGill University, she has practiced as a physician in Quebec, Ontario and BC and held numerous leadership executive roles. An ex-coder and early tech adopter, she has worked with over 20 different EMRs. She advises many health and IT ventures. 


Alex Hantman

As a leader of growth initiatives at Spreemo, a healthcare startup based in NYC, I figure out the best way to improve operations and implement new products, services, and business initiatives on behalf of our CEO. Prior to joining Spreemo, I was an Innovation Fellow at SUNY Binghamton University, my Alma Mater. There, I focused on helping students explore opportunities for entrepreneurship, prototype their ideas by creating minimum viable products, and acquire their first users. 

Developing a process to turn food waste into biofuel tops my list of favorite past projects, but I’m passionate about education too. I recently launched the Change the World Scholarship with a few friends to encourage students to think big and make a difference, and I am honored to help Binghamton University develop and implement new initiatives as well as regularly speak with current and prospective students as a member of their Alumni Leadership Council.

My background is in bioengineering and biotechnology, so when I’m not working you can find me geeking out about science, technology, and startup news or meeting new people at events in NYC.


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Roger Osorio
Entrepreneurship Program Leader @ IBM

Entrepreneurship program leader at IBM by day, math coach by night, and Startup Weekend global facilitator by weekend.  I deliver a powerful cocktail made up of education, psychology, neuroscience, leadership, and entrepreneurship.  I facilitate events to maximize the experience and learning for all participants.


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