How the Health Industry is Attracting the World's Top Problem Solvers

    Thursday, June 4, 2015

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How the Health Industry is Attracting the World's Top Problem Solvers

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

WeWork Soho Lounge
154 Grand. St.
New York, NY 10013

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Startup Weekend's Health Innovation Panel: Exploring the Opportunities for Innovation in the Health Tech, Fitness & Wellness Spaces

We will be discussing and exploring some of the more innovative trends and players in today’s Health, Fitness, and Wellness space.

Bonus: before the panel, we will be exercising our minds with a group-led short meditation. (Hey, Marc Benioff, Arianna Huffington & Richard Branson all credit it for their success - it is worth a shot!) We invite you to experience this with us as we host a 15 minute guided meditation to focus on techniques to relax your body and regain balance in your life.

Following the meditation session, we will spend the evening listening and interacting with a panel of distinguished speakers as they discuss opportunities to innovate in the Health, Fitness, and Wellness space.

The panel will feature the following individuals who will discuss their work.

  1. Derek Flanzraich: Founder and CEO of Greatist
  2. Dr. Bobby Green: VP of Clinical Strategy from Flatiron Health
  3. Dr. Calvin Hwang: CXO of CityMD
  4. Mike Kopko: Head of Business Development of Oscar Health Insurance
  5. Fon Powell: Founder of SALT (Sodium Analyte Level Test LLC)
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6:30 pm
Registration and Networking
Arrive at the venue and get checked in, meet fellow members of the Startup Weekend community.

7:00 pm
Health Innovation Panel begins
Listen to leaders in the Health and Wellness industry about opportunities for growth.

8:30 pm
Networking and Goodbyes
Make those last-minute connections before you leave


Bobby Green
Vice President Clinical Strategy

Robert J. Green, MD MSCE is a medical oncologist, Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Senior Medical Director at Flatiron Health. At Flatiron Health, he oversees clinical development of OncoEMR, the leading electronic medical record for medical oncology, and OncoAnalytics, a first-of-its-kind advanced analytics tool that unlocks meaningful data from multiple systems across various vendors. Dr. Green is also responsible for the development of quality initiatives.

Prior to joining Flatiron Health, Dr. Green was a managing partner at Palm Beach Cancer Institute and helped lead its merger with Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) in 2013. He served two years as Chief Medical Officer of Cancer Clinics of Excellence.

He currently serves on the board of the Community Oncology Alliance, and is a former executive board member at FCS.

Dr. Green received his undergraduate and MD degrees at Duke University and a Masters of Science in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed his internship, residency and fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Green continues to see patients in West Palm Beach Florida at FCS on a part time basis

Derek Flanzraich
CEO & Founder

Derek Flanzraich is an entrepreneur on a mission to change the way the world thinks about "healthy." He is the founder & ceo of Greatist, a health and wellness media startup working to make healthy living cool and build the first truly trusted consumer-facing healthy living brand for this generation.

Greatist is currently the fastest-growing site in the space, with 10 million unique visitors per month. Flanzraich was previously with (acquired by CBS) and NBC Universal's Digital Entertainment Strategy & Operations, graduated from Harvard in 2010, and has been building brands and organizations that last since his dog-walking business at 10 years old. Besides everything health and wellness, he also loves theme parks & theme bars.

Fon Powell
Founder, Sodium Analyte Level Test (S.A.L.T LLC)

Fon Powell is founder of S.A.L.T LLC, a medical device used at home to manage chronic conditions including hypertension, chronic kidney disease and kidney stones. The device measures urine salt levels using a disposable stick and mobile app. Fon is also a PhD Candidate in Computational Neuroscience at Cornell, a US Amgen Scholar and Ford Foundation Fellow. Fon is a native of St. Louis, MO and received a BS in Neuroscience from Duke University. In her free time, she is an active volunteer with Black Girls Code and a mentor coach for New York Needs You, a nonprofit for underserved college students.

Michael Kopko
VP at Oscar, Chaiman of Impact NY

Michael heads up Business Development at Oscar Health Insurance. Previously, he served the CEO at Bridgewater Associates for four years. In 2009, he successfully sold DormAid & GradeFund, companies in founded while in college. Michael graduated from Harvard College with an honor's degree in economics and an MBA at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business where he received the Feldberg Fellowship. His mentor is George David of United Technologies. He enjoys reading, exercising, and meeting interesting people. He's also a member of the Citizen's Budget Committee and serves as the Interim President of the non-profit ImpactNY. 

Calvin Hwang
CxO (Chief Experience Officer) at CityMD

K. Calvin Hwang is the Chief Experience Officer and a Board Member of CityMD, the largest urgent care provider in NY Tri-State with 40 locations and counting. As CxO, Calvin overseas patient experience, brand, HR and marketing at CityMD.

Raised as a child of a diplomat who lived in 7 countries before an impressionable age of 18, Calvin’s 20+ years of professional experience is just as diverse. Trained as an architect, worked in Traditional Advertising, Interactive Marketing, Internet Start-ups, Telecom, Business Process Outsourcing, High Tech and now Healthcare (CityMD is the first).

For the millennials reading this, here’s the bio in 160 characters:

“CxO/CityMD, the greatest Urgent Care ever. Passionate, believes in teamwork and loves bowties. Engage in conversation if you have thick skin, nicer in person.”

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