Past Events

The Biodesign Alumni is fortunate to have incredible, small-group events with world-class leaders in the medtech field. Thank you to all past speakers and guests for sharing your experience and insights with the Biodesign Alumni.

Here is a recent selection of our past events.

April 4, 2012
Biodesign Women Alumni Tableside Chat
Amy Belt, Covidien Ventures

April 9, 2012
From the Innovator’s Workbench
Michael Kaschke, Carl Zeiss AG

April 26, 2012
Biodesign Women Alumni Tableside Chat
Renee Compton Ryan, JJDC

April 30, 2012
Biodesign Alumni Tableside Chat
Brad Vale, JJDC

June 21, 2012
Biodesign Alumni Breakfast
Casey McGlynn, Partner, WSGR

Jul 19, 2012
Biodesign Alumni Happy Hour
Lightstone Ventures

Sep 4, 2012
Biodesign Alumni Tableside Chat
Josh Makower and Eb Bright, ExploraMed

Sep 24, 2012
Biodesign Alumni Tableside Chat
Todd Alamin, Physician-Entrepreneur

Oct 24, 2012
Tableside Chat
Angela Macfarlane, CEO, Forsight Labs

Nov 24, 2012
Tableside Chat
Tico Blumenthal, Customer Insights Manager, Medtronic Shanghai

Dec 11, 2012
Alumni Happy Hour
Ren Ng, Founder and Executive Chairman of Lytro

Feb 27, 2013
Alumni Happy Hour
Hosted by Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Guest Speaker: Mitch Levinson, serial medtech entrepreneur

Mar 4, 2013
Innovator’s Workbench

Ferolyn Powell and Fred St. Goar, Co-Founders, Evalve

Mar 15, 2013
MDMA Seminar & Exclusive Biodesign Breakfast
Christy Foreman, Director of the Office of Device Evaluation, FDA

May 16, 2013
Speaker Event and Reception

May 30th, 2013
Tableside Chat
Missy Krasner, EIR Morgenthaler Ventures

June 10, 2013
Biodesign Alumni Annual Event
Panel with CV Ingenuity
Duke Rohlen (CEO, CV Ingenuity), Doug Koo (CFO, CV Ingenuity), and Justin Klein (Partner, NEA)

June 17, 2013
Innovator’s Workbench
John Dineen, CEO and President of GE Healthcare Ltd. and GE Medical Systems, Inc.

June 19, 2013
WSGR Medcal Device Conference
Breakfast with Casey McGlynn, Partner, WSGR

Oct 23, 2013
Tableside Chat with Tarsus Medical
Nicholas Mourlas, CEO, and Avi Roop, Director of Sales and Marketing

Nov 13, 2013
Tableside Chat with Hank Plain
Hank Plain, General Partner, Lightstone Venture

Nov 23, 2013
Biodesign 1st Annual Big Game Tailgate

Dec 4, 2013
2nd/3rd Year Biodesign Fellowship Inter-Program Presentations

Feb 20, 2014
Happy Hour with Tensentric
Hank Plain, General Partner, Lightstone Venture

Feb 24, 2014
Tableside Chat with Frank Fischer, CEO, Neuropace

April 29, 2014
Panel on IP Reform with Jim Heslin, Eb Bright, and Angela Macfarlane
In partnership with WSGR, Medtech Women, and Silicon Valley Bank

May 5, 2014
An Evening with Rock Health
In partnership with Silicon Valley Bank

June 9, 2014
Alumni Annual Event: The OptiMedica Story
Sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR).

August 20, 2014
Happy Hour with Tensentric

September 6, 2014
Biodesign 2nd Annual Tailgate & New Fellows Welcome

October 2, 2014
Google Ventures Tableside Chat
Sponsored by Cooley LLP

November 11, 2014
Happy Hour with Bill Starling
Sponsored by Dorsey & Whitney

March 31, 2015
Tableside Chat with Milt McColl
Sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank

April 22, 2015
An evening with Rock Health 2015

May 4, 2015
From the Innovator’s Workbench with Tim Ring, Chairman & CEO of C.R. Bard

May 11, 2015
Consumer Medtech Panel
Sponsored by WSGR

June 8, 2015
Biodesign Alumni Annual Event: The Ulthera story

June 9, 2015
Biodesign Alumni Faculty Breakfast

June 26, 2015
Wilson Sonsini Medical Device Conference

September 22, 2015
Tableside Chat with Lisa Earnhardt and Dana Mead
Sponsored by Cooley LLP

October 19, 2015
AccessClosure Panel
Sponsored by Lightstone Ventures

October 28, 2015
NeuroTech Panel
Brought to you by Action Potential Venture Capital and sponsored by T3 Advisors

November 21, 2015
3rd Annual Biodesign Big Game Tailgate

February 19, 2016
Tableside Chat with Lissa Goldenstein

March 23, 2016
Singapore Fellows Happy Hour

April 5, 2016
Consumer Medtech Panel Part II
Sponsored by WSGR

April 29, 2016
Med School 101

May 2, 2016
Biodesign 15 Years of Innovation

June 7, 2016
SBAA Annual Event: The Oculeve Story


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