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Entrepreneurship Workshop

This is an add-on workshop for an additional $25 that can be purchased alone or in combination with conference tickets. Register here.

Workshop 4: Challenges and Opportunities of AI Entrepreneurship in Healthcare

  • Thursday, October 12, 2023

  • 8:00am – 12:30pm

  • Auditorium 

Workshop includes breakfast, morning break, and networking/light bites at the conclusion of the workshop. 

Check-in + Breakfast

8:00am – 8:45am

Spotlight Talk: A Healthcare Innovator’s Tale: Progress and Pitfalls With AI

8:45am – 9:00am

  • Ezekiel Fink – CEO, Asterion AI

Panel 1. Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Startup Founders
9:00am – 9:45am

  • Lance Black – Chief Clinical Strategy Officer, Prana Thoracic (moderator)

  • Yael Katz – Founder & CEO, Simbryo Technologies

  • Omar Mohtar – Founder & CEO, ParaDocs Health

  • Allison Post, Ph.D. – Manager of Innovation Partnerships, Research Engineer III for EPCRI, The Texas Heart Institute

Panel 2. Research Translation from Bench to Bedside: A Conversation with Clinicians, Researchers, and Innovators
9:45am – 10:30am

  • Christy Cardenas – Managing Partner, Grit Ventures; Founder, Grit Labs (moderator)

  • Ezekiel Fink – CEO, Asterion AI

  • Christine Holyfield – Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Arkansas

  • Michelle Patriquin, PhD, ABPP – Director of Research & Senior Psychologist, The Menninger Clinic; Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

  • Ashutosh (Ashu) Sabharwal, Ph.D. – Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ernest Dell Butcher Professor of Engineering, Rice University

Morning Break

10:30am – 11:00am

Panel 3. Sustaining Growth in AI and Healthcare: A Conversation with Ecosystem Partners, Hospitals, and Investors
11:00am – 12:00pm

  • Verena Kallhoff – Sr. Director, Global Life Sciences, Greater Houston Partnership (moderator)

  • Rima Chakrabarti – Partner, KdT Ventures

  • Ayse McCracken – Founder, Ignite Health; President and Founder, eNNOVATE Health Ventures LLC

  • Ann Tanabe CEO, BioHouston, Inc.

Networking + Light Bites

12:00 – 12:30pm

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