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  • Thursday, February 9

  • Friday, February 10

  • Located at
    SJ Quinney College of Law, UofU Campus


  • 7:30 AM Registration/Check-In

    Exhibit Booths for Start-ups to showcase technologies 8 AM – 2 PM

    8–8:40 AM Breakfast Session – Sponsored by Michael Best

    Plenary Room (Rooms, 6613, 6619, and 6623)

    • Kelly Slone, Welcome
    • Keynote Address, Keith Marmer, Executive Director, Technology Venture Commercialization, UofU
    • As the new Executive Director of the University of Utah Technology & Venture Commercialization, come listen to Keith’s vision for the TVC’s future and life science commercialization in Utah.

    8:45-9:30 AM The Growing Digital Health Industry in Utah

    S.J. Quinney Moot Courtroom

    • Moderator: Roger Altizer, Jr., PhD, Director of Digital Medicine, Center for Medical Innovation
    • Brent Elieson, Associate Director, Information Technology and Services, Health Sciences College, UofU
    • Lonny Northrup, Medical Informaticist, Sr, Intermountain Healthcare
    • Jeff Selander, Chief People Officer, Health Catalyst

    9:35- 10:20 Entrepreneur Panel: The Voice of the Utah Entrepreneur

    S.J. Quinney Moot Courtroom

    Success stories of emerging companies/Lessons for success from peer to peer

    • Moderator: Christopher Pagels, Useable.com
    • Janica Alvarez, CEO & Co-founder, Naya Health
    • David Bears, President & CEO, Talero Pharmaceuticals
    • Tim Considine, Senior Vice President, Recursion Pharmaceuticals
    • Nate Rhoades, CEO, Veritas Medical
    • Josh Talbert, CEO, Olive Medical

    10:20-10:35 AM Networking Break


    10:35-11:20 AM VC/Angel Investor Panel

    S.J. Quinney Moot Courtroom

    • Moderator: Bret Jepson, Utah Capital
    • Ari Nowacck, MD, Phd, Principal, ARCH Venture Partners
    • Mike Gray, Venture Partner, Pappas Ventures
    • Jonathan Root, Partner, US Venture Partners
    • Paul Wozniak, Park City Angels

    11:25 – 12:10 Corporate and Alternative Investment Panel

    S.J. Quinney Moot Courtroom

    • Libble Ginster, Associate Director, Business Development, BARD
    • Bill Roskopf, Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Planning, Stryker
    • Christopher Martin, President, Medical Devices & CFO, Research Corporation Technologies
    • Shinya Miike, President & CEO, SRi-Japan Kurt Kruger, Partner, Life Science Investment Banking, WR Hambrecht & Company

    12:10 – 12:30 PM Buffet Lunch

    12:30-2:00 pm: Shark Tank Pitching Session for Start-ups

    Plenary Room (Rooms, 6613, 6619, and 6623)


    BASTION BIOLOGICS  |  nView  |  PEEL  |  StreamDx  |  Veritas  |  iVeena

    2:00 PM – Innovation Exhibits Close

    2:10-4:30 PM Entrepreneurs Bootcamp 101

    Plenary Room (Rooms, 6613, 6619, and 6623)


    • Dana Ono, PhD, Executive-in-Residence to several U.S. universities
    • Jim Dreher, Founder, Managing Partner, Option3

    2:30-4:00 PM — Investor Showcase

    Lassonde Center

    Showcase/Briefing on Utah’s Life Science Ecosystem for Investors

    Saturday, February 11 — Life Science Ski Day

    Deer Valley Ski Resort Skiing with Life Science community and investors

    9:30 AM Guided tour leaving from Snow Park Area Noon Life Science/Investor Lunch @ Goldner Hirsh Sponsored by Morgan Stanley