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Monday, October 2 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Healthcare 101

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Think you have a great idea to improve healthcare, but are mystified about how to proceed? Join us as our panel of experts from across the healthcare spectrum – commercialization, payer, provider, investor and startup – guides you through the complexities of the healthcare ecosystem and identifies additional resources to put you on the path to success. Things to Know: We’ll serve snacks and you can continue networking at the Techstars Seattle Startup Week Happy Hour immediately following this event.

*This event will be seated on a first come, first served basis. You must be registered to attend however it does not guarantee entry. 

Moderators
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Liz Gruber

Principal, Liz Gruber Consulting
Liz Gruber works across the entrepreneurial ecosystem, plying her operational, project management and communication talents directly in startups as well as the in the organizations that support those companies. In her most recent healthcare role, she served as the Director of Ope... Read More →

Speakers
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Ralph Derrickson

CEO, Carena
Ralph Derrickson joined Carena as President and CEO in 2006 and has overseen the company’s transformation from a house call company to a virtual healthcare solutions provider with care-quality as the core of its vision. Prior to Carena, Ralph served as Managing Director of Venture Investments at Vulcan Capital, where he was responsible for the... Read More →
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Michael Garrett

Principal, Mercer
Michael Garrett, MS, CCM, CVE, NCP has more than 30 years of experience in managed care, care/case management, utilization management and review, chronic condition management, health information technology, healthcare quality, and population health management services. Michael has experience working in a range of benefit programs, including self-funded health plans... Read More →
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Wellesley Chapman, MD

Medical Director of Innovation and Business Development, Kaiser Permanente of Washington
Dr. Wellesley Chapman is Medical Director of Innovation & Business Development at Kaiser Permanente of Washington (KPWA). He joined KPWA (then Group Health) in 2008, serving as a Primary Care physician, Medical Center Chief, and Lean consultant prior to leading the Innovation tea... Read More →
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Patricia Beckman, PhD

VP Commercialization, Life Science Washington
Dr. Patricia Beckmann is the Vice-president for Commercialization at Life Science Washington and the Managing Director for WINGS – the MedTech Angels.  Her career spans biomedical research, operations, law and venture capital.  She spent most of her research career at Immunex (co... Read More →
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Joe Piper

Managing Director, Point B Capital
Joe Piper has 15+ years of venture capital experience and 25+ years of healthcare investment and transaction experience. Prior to Point B Capital, Joe conducted over $1 billion in M&A transactions in addition to co-founding Integra Ventures, a life science VC fund and Diversified... Read More →