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LAVA Healthcare: Pitch Fest - Round 5 (Rescheduled)
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LAVA Healthcare: Pitch Fest - Round 5 (Rescheduled)

The floor will be open to short (brief, not lengthy) elevator pitches by entrepreneurs and service providers followed by insight, feedback and comments from the audience.

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (Rescheduled)
6PM to 8:30PM
Where: Arizona State University California Center
725 Arizona Street
Santa Monica, California  90401
United States
Contact: Richard Koffler

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By popular demand, we're having the fifth round of the LAVA Healthcare Pitch Fest.

Event format: Ten selected entrepreneurs make 3-minute pitches on how their products or services will change the world of healthcare, followed by five minutes of insight, feedback and comments from the audience.

Open to projects and ventures at all stages, from pencil-and-paper to in-revenue. Submit your application to pitch 

Generously sponsored by


About LAVA Healthcare

LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix our healthcare system applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions -- including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs.

The main goal is to foster innovation and allow our community to learn, be inspired, make valuable new business relationships and re-establish old ones. And perhaps even perhaps even influence public policy.

Who should participate? Everyone with an interest in the U.S. healthcare system such as technologists, life-sciences professionals and vendors, medical practitioners, healthcare providers, policy makers, and consultants of all types.

LAVA Healthcare is produced and moderated by Richard Koffler, CEO of Greenwings Biomedical and past president of LAVA. He is also a member of the Tech Coast Angels, an advisor to the California Emerging Technology Fund and board vice-chair of El Centro Latino for Literacy.

Each meeting features a presentations by one a healthcare innovator or investor who believes his/her ideas will have significant effects on the cost and quality of our healthcare system.

Following the three-minute introduction by the innovator, the floor opens to the audience's questions. The conversation is directed and textured by the experience and knowledge of every member of the audience who poses questions, tells stories, and proposes answers.

Meetings are governed by five simple rules:

  • Have fun, explore new and old ideas, make new friends and reconnect with old ones.
  • Nothing is off topic as long as its about healthcare.
  • No talking-head lectures:
  • Everyone is a panelist.
  • No preset course: The group leads the conversation.
  • Self-promotions and sermons instantly lose the floor at moderator's sole discretion.

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