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2022 Agenda

Spread out over two days full of leading industry innovators and networking opportunities.

Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum 2022 Agenda

Thursday, October 27, 2022

7:00 – 8:00 am PDT

EXPERIENCE

Registration & Networking Breakfast

7:30 – 8:00 am PDT

EXPERIENCE

Octane Capital and Growth Breakfast (Invite Only)

8:00 – 8:15 am PDT

WELCOME

Welcome and Introduction

Dominique Worthington, Vice President CSF Management and Critical Care at Medtronic

8:15 – 8:35 am PDT

PANEL

Defining Entrepreneurial Intelligence (EI) and Highlighting the Current
Impact of the Macro Economic Recession on the Entrepreneur

What is EI? What is the DNA required for successful entrepreneurship? How does this
impact one’s ability to pivot in times of a macro economic recession? How has this
recession impacted investments, evaluations, and strategic exits?

8:35 – 9:15 am PDT

PANEL

Innovation and Ideation to Meet Unmet Patient Needs

From startups to well established businesses, how has innovation been driven by unmet patient needs?  How has this impacted the growth and scalability of the startup?  How has medical innovation allowed well established business to expand?  How can you set up your business model to ensure your company continues to innovate at each stage, and not become obsolete?

Bobak Azamian, MD, PhD, CEO, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals

9:15 – 9:40 am PDT

PANEL

Keynote

How does diversity impact ROI within all stages of business development? Discussing critical information on the value of a diverse business team and diverse clinical trials, to optimize products and sales. Defining key steps to successfully diversify at the beginning stages of business development to ensure optimal results.

Quita Beeler Highsmith, MBA, VP, Chief Diversity Officer, Genentech
Interviewed by Ed Kim, Senior Vice President & Physician-in-Chief, City of Hope 

9:40 – 10:00 am PDT

EXPERIENCE 

Networking & Exhibits 

10:00 – 10:40 am PDT

PANEL

Funding: How to Raise Capital

From ideation to proof of concept seed funding, non-dilutive grants, crowd equity funding, and family offices to private equity, series A funding, and beyond, this session will highlight your options to access capital and key success factors in doing so. What are the appropriate investors at each stage of the company? What do these investors look for? How to position your company best for different types of investors?

Scott Whitcup, CEO, Akrivista (Moderator)

Greg Brooks, B.Sc, Chief Business Officer, Cloudbreak Therapeutics

Cary Breese, CEO, NowRX

Jason Tester, CFO, The Horowitz Group

10:00 – 12:00 pm PDT

STARTUP SHOWCASE

Looking to raise funds to catapult the next growth phase of your business?  Pitch your company to our high net worth investor ecosystem and strategic advisors at Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum on October 27-28, 2022 at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine, CA

 

10:40 am – 11:20 pm PDT

PANEL

Clinical Trials: Optimizing Budget, Timelines, and Resources

How to set up Clinical Trials without breaking your bank and dragging out your timelines. Discussing the common pitfalls of Clinical Trial set up, how to avoid delays, and best path forward to ultimately achieve FDA Approval.

Tim Pratt, Executive Director Clinical Development, Therapeutic Strategy & Innovation, Syneos Health

Jaime Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Edwards Lifesciences

 

11:20 am – 12:00 pm PDT

PANEL

Innovative Products require Innovative Payment Incentives and Refined Payment Processes

Highlighting hospital and physician incentives to successfully incorporate innovative products and services with properly set-
up reimbursements and payment processes. Outline of the steps, tools, and best practices for properly managed payment systems.

Jeff Evanson, Chief Commercial Officer, Outlook Therapeutics (Moderator)

Mark Domyahn, MBA, Partner JD Lymon

 

12:00 – 1:20 pm PDT

EXPERIENCE

Lunch
Medical Innovation Prize

1:20 – 2:00 pm PDT

PANEL

Attract and Manage a Scientific Advisory Board that drives ROI

What is the advantage of successfully set up a Scientific Advisory Board? The Diversity of the Advisory Board exponentially benefits the company. Identifying the key attributes and experiences skill set of the SAB participants to optimize the value.

Aidan Raney, MD, FACC, Director of Structural Heart Disease, Providence Health, Southern California

1:20 – 2:40 pm PDT

STARTUP SHOWCASE

Looking to raise funds to catapult the next growth phase of your business?  Pitch your company to our high net worth investor ecosystem and strategic advisors at Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum on October 27-28, 2022 at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine, CA

 

2:00 – 2:40 pm PDT

PANEL

Innovation within AI Implementation

2:40 – 3:10 pm PDT

FIRESIDE CHAT

Keynote & Fireside Chat

3:10 – 3:30 pm PDT

EXPERIENCE

Afternoon Break

3:30 – 5:00 pm PDT

LAUNCHPAD SBDC

LaunchPad SBDC Company Presentations

A highlight of each year’s Medical  Innovation Forum are the presentations by companies who have recently been through the LaunchPad SBDC evaluation process. The LaunchPad presentations are the result of select medical technology companies who have recently been through the LaunchPad evaluation process. It is one of the most highly anticipated sessions of Octane’s annual Medical Innovation Forum

5:00 – 7:00 pm PDT

EXPERIENCE

OCTANEFEST
Friday, October 28, 2022

7:15 – 8:00 am PDT

EXPERIENCE

Registration & Networking Exhibitor Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 am PDT

EXPERIENCE

Welcome and Introduction of Breakfast with the Experts

8:30am – 10:00 am PDT

BREAKFAST WITH EXPERTS

Breakfast with Experts Sessions

Each expert will host 2 x 45 minute sessions at a round table for 10.  The expert selects their topic and attendees sign up to attend their sessions of choice.

10:00 – 10:40 am PDT

PANEL

Your #1 Capital: Employee Retention

The challenge of employee recruitment, management, and retention has grown exponentially. Gaps in the workforce remain the most challenging aspect for all businesses. What solutions have been successful in managing these gaps? What resources are available for accessing employees? How does the recruitment process impact the success of employee retention?

 

10:00 – 12:00 pm PDT

STARTUP SHOWCASE

Looking to raise funds to catapult the next growth phase of your business?  Pitch your company to our high net worth investor ecosystem and strategic advisors at Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum on October 27-28, 2022 at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine, CA

 

10:40 – 11:20 am PDT

PANEL

Evolving Use Cases for AR/VR in Health Care

Robert Louis, MD Chief, Division of Neurosurgery, Director, Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program, Director, XR Development – VR/AR in Optimizing Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery: Patient Prep, Procedure Planning and Guidance

Adam Elsesser, CEO, Penumbra, Inc. AR/VR Role in Stroke Rehabilitation

John Lyon, CEO, Co-Founder, HMDmd –AR Eye Wear: Most Advanced Heads Up Display for Interventionalist

 

11:20 am – 12:00 pm PDT

PANEL

How to Plan for a Successful Strategic Exit

Understanding EBITA, Company Management Team, Investor Metrics to evaluate your business and set up a successful purchase

Kip Roberts, Senior Director, M&A & Strategy, Cranial & Spinal Technologies, Medtronic

Fauad Hasan, CEO and President, Bonti

Peter Ulrich, CEO of Titan Spine

12:00 – 1:00 pm PDT

LUNCH PANEL

Keynote Lunch

Annette Walker, MHA, President, City of Hope OC

1:00 – 2:30 pm PDT

PANEL

LaunchPad SBDC Company Presentations

2:30 – 2:45 pm PDT

EXPERIENCE

Closing Comments