2022 Agenda

A half day jam-packed with valuable content for our inaugural Cardiovascular Tech Summit. 

Octane’s Cardiovascular Tech Summit 2022 Agenda

VEA Newport Beach, A Marriott Resort & Spa (900 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660)

Thursday, October 13, 2022

12:00 – 12:50 pm PT


Welcome Lunch

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

JeffryWeinhuff, Managing Partner, Visionary Venture Fund


Jennifer McCaney, PhD, Executive Director, UCLA Biodesign

Lunch keynote speaker:

Lars Soendergaard MD, DMSc

1:00 – 2:00 pm PT


Visionary Inventions: Bringing Your Ideas to Life

The pursuit of innovation can stem from a need based concept with a strategic process or can happen as part of clinical observations and opportunistic inventions. This session will discuss the variance in approaches and risks, and how to leverage your strengths from both perspectives, to actualize your idea.

Sabing Lee, Partner, Knobbe Martens (Moderator)

Arshad Quadri, MD, Executive Chairman & CMO, inQB8 Medical Technologies

Farzad Azimpour, MD, Senior VP, Advanced Tech at Edwards Lifesciences

Professor Arash Kheradvar, MD, PhD, UCI

Jennifer N. Avari Silva, MD CoFounder and CMO SentiAR

Dan Cantillon, MD, Medical Director, Centralized Monitoring Unit, Cleveland Clinic

2:00 – 2:40 pm PT


Funding Innovation: Escaping the Valley of Death

Establishing the best pathways for physician entrepreneurs to connect with capital locally and globally. Hear from key industry strategics and investors about what products are currently at the top of their list to acquire. Review of their current funding models, highlighting the gaps and disadvantages of build to buy structures, traditional Series A funding, and IND Department funding through a third party investor.

Jinny Lee, SVP, Exploration, Strategy and Marketing, Edwards Lifesciences (Moderator)

Josh Seidenfeld, Partner, Cooley LLP

Leonard Brandt, Investor, Brandt Ventures

Chris Eso, Vice President, Business Development & Strategy, Cardiovascular Portfolio & SH&A at Medtronic

Tak Cheung, MD, Partner, NEA

2:40 – 3:20 pm PT


Future Insights: The Trajectory of Cardiovascular Care

What innovation trends are addressing and meeting the growing cardiovascular needs? Specifically, data and AI are merging for improved patient management. How will this new technology be successfully woven into an archaic system? How are wearables impacting the cardiovascular care path? Identifying and highlighting key innovations impacting cardiovascular care.

Stanton Rowe,  NXT Biomedical (Moderator)

Uday N. Kumar, MD, Founder, President, and CEO, Element Science, Founder, iRhythm Technologies

Jacqueline Shreibati, MD, Google Health, former Chief Medical Officer at AliveCor

Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH MS, Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer, Founder and Medical Director, The Sharon Disney Lund Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute (MI3) at CHOC

Ramin Mousavi, President, CEO, & Board of Directors at Cathworks

David McMullin, Chief Business Officer, Anumana

3:20 – 3:30 pm PT


Afternoon Break

3:30 – 4:00 pm PT


Cardiovascular Innovation Prize 

Presented by Octane’s CEO, Bill Carpou and inQBB Medical Technologies CEO, Dr. Arshad Quadri to:

Mike Mussallem, CEO, Edwards Lifesciences


4:00 – 5:30 pm PT


LaunchPad SBDC and Octane Capital & Growth Portfolio Company Presentations

Highly vetted select companies will pitch their products to our investor ecosystem with key strategics and physicians.

Eason Abbott, Co-founder and President, Renata

5:30 – 8:00 pm PT


Closing Comments and Cocktail Reception

Join us for the closing of Cardiovascular Tech Summit with closing remarks and reception with live music, mingling, & cocktails.

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