Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Cambia Grove
1800 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101


11:00 - 11:15

Registration, Networking, & Lunch

Sign-in and say “Good Afternoon” to your fellow health innovation co-conspirators as you grab a delicious bite to fuel you for the day's festivities.

11:15 - 11:45

Workshop: Behind the Scenes with Medtech Innovators

Learn tactics for successful medical device design from developers at Product Creation Studio. The team will share views on innovation management, usability engineering, development ecosystems and the importance of a sales-driven culture. Whether you are a medtech entrepreneur or investor, this interactive presentation will cover areas important to your success.

Scott Thielman, Chief Technology Officer, Product Creation Studio
Chrissy Glaister, Lead Usability Engineer, Product Creation Studio
Blake Stancik, VP Operations, Product Creation Studio
Rich Roberge, VP Business Development, Product Creation Studio

12:00 - 12:10

Welcome and Introductions

12:10 - 12:30

Opening Keynote: Voice of the Purchaser/Voice of the Customer

Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD, UW Physicians
Sean Macleod, Founder and CEO, FenoLogica Biosciences Inc.

12:30 - 1:35

Seed Pitches


1:35 - 2:00

Panel Discussion: The Advantages of Gender Diversity in Health Innovation and Investing

Natalie Dakers, President and CEO, Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator
Loretta Little, Managing Director, WRF Capital
Lynn Stevenson, Managing Partner, Alta Biomedical Group
Anisha Sood, Partner, Echo Health Ventures
Frank Paganelli, Partner, Lane Powell, Chair of Lane Powell’s Startups and Emerging Companies Practice

2:00 - 2:20

Voting for Seed Companies and Break

Snacks & Beverages - grab your refreshments and join us for our next pitch session.

2:20 - 3:15

Series A Pitches - Session 1


3:15 - 3:40

Panel Discussion: Bridging the Funding Gap - Building within Cascadia and Beyond (US, Canada and Asia)

Faz Bashi, Chair, Digital Health & Sciences Screening Committee, Life Science Angels
Jian Wu, Managing Partner, W&W Capital
Andrew Wright, Managing Director, Wright Ventures
Janelle Goulard, Director of Health Investment, Pangaea Ventures

Paige Davis, Partner, Lane Powell
Lewis Coughlin, Consul & Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada

3:40 - 3:55


Snacks & Beverages - grab your refreshments and join us for our final pitch session.

3:55 - 4:55

Series A Pitches - Session 2


4:55 - 5:30

Voting for Series A Companies, Reception, and Networking

5:30 - 5:45

Closing Remarks and Announcement of the Winners

After the dust settles, who will be awarded Best of Cascadia?

5:30 - 6:00

Reception, Networking, and Celebrating!

Grab a drink, congratulate the winners, and share your own tales of health innovation heroism.