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Thu, May 16


Online via Zoom

InnovatorMD Startup Showcase

Discover groundbreaking startups revolutionizing healthcare.

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InnovatorMD Startup Showcase
InnovatorMD Startup Showcase

Time & Location

May 16, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT

Online via Zoom

About the Event

Get ready for an evening of innovation and inspiration at the InnovatorMD Startup Showcase on May 16th, taking place online via Zoom from 5:00 to 6:30 PM PST!

Calling all investors, entrepreneurs, physicians, and healthcare innovators - this event is for you! Join us as we hear from visionary leaders who are revolutionizing the healthcare landscape with their groundbreaking startups.


Irina Kukuyeva, Ph.D., is a powerhouse in the field of AI. With over a decade of experience in developing, implementing, and inventing AI algorithms, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.  She has a proven track record of leading global teams, teaching others, and mentoring over 150 startups. Dr. Kukuyeva currently serves as an advisory board member for CTIP, a prominent MedTech accelerator.

In this captivating session, Dr. Kukuyeva will be diving deep into the "Top 5 Pitch Deck Mistakes."  Gain invaluable insights from a seasoned expert who has seen it all when it comes to venture capital pitches.  Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and craft a winning presentation that secures the funding your AI startup deserves.

Startup Showcase:

Omar Shaker, MD, Founder, Find Gumption Omar is a medical doctor with 10 years of data analytics. Named one of HIMSS Future 50 and published author at HL7 and AHIMA conferences. Omar is the founder of HumanDash, a startup that brings next-generation mental health techniques into the hands of busy top performers in Silicon Valley.

Vivek Narayan, Director of Products, RECOUP Health, is vision-driven with a passion for understanding the application of technology to healthcare problems. Proven talent for aligning business strategy and objectives with new product development and operations standards. World traveller and learner in Australia, India, and the United States. Known to bring system thinking to every project, cultivating strong relationships, interpersonal communications, and organizational skills to deliver significant results. Has received accolades for teambuilding, leading novel translational applications of research, and development of interventions at the nexus of healthcare and technology. 


Chris Apfel, MD, PhD, MBA, Founder & CEO of SageMedic Corp., Chair at Life Science Committee, Keiretsu Forum. Mentor, Investor, and Board Member of Companies that create value and make the world a better place.

What is the right valuation for a startup?  How can we agree on a fair valuation providing a realistic win-win scenario? 

1. The basics of a) convertible note and b) an equity round.  

2. Leveraging a SMART Cap Table to Converge on a Valuation that leads to favorable return on investments (ROIs) for various stakeholders so that everybody wins. 

This will be an interactive session.  Entrepreneurs and investors are welcome to submit a cap table or questions ahead of time to run the numbers.

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