SLUSH 2017: Re-inventing Societal Infrastructure with Technology

Vinod was invited to Slush 2017 where he took the Founder Stage to talk about how our society could be completely reinvented in many aspects through technology, and why entrepreneurship is actually the driving force of that change. The event took place on December 12, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland and brought together 20,000 attendees, including 2,600 startups, 1,600 investors and 600 journalists from over 130 countries. Read More

Digital Medicine Conference 2017: Fireside Chat with Vinod Khosla

Vinod was invited to speak at the Digital Medicine Conference which focused on a thoughtful exploration of the clinical evidence necessary to drive the widespread uptake of digital health solutions. The event took place in La Jolla, San Diego in October 2017.

Vinod did a 30-minute Q&A with Eric Topol discussing the following questions:
- Is healthcare in need of disruptive change, or can the current systems of care just be gradually refined?
- What are the biggest barriers to technology-focused entrepreneurs and/or mega-corporations to “fixing” healthcare?
- How will AI/Deep Learning be incorporated in, and change healthcare?
- What advice would you give the young founder of a new tech start-up focused on healthcare?
- What advice would you give a recent college graduate about to start medical school? Read More

“20-percent doctor included” & Dr. Algorithm: Speculations and musings of a technology optimist

Healthcare has a radical opportunity to reinvent itself. Healthcare today often results in suboptimal patient outcomes despite doctors doing the best they can within the current system. Suboptimal outcomes result from the incomplete knowledge and personal biases of today’s system. Medicine has historically been approached according to tradition – the experiential evolution of best practices, and a reductionist system of small trials. Optimal treatment outcomes require a healthcare system that is instead primed by holistic, scientifically, probabilistically or other statistically-validated data and conclusions presented to patients as cost/benefit choices. It is time to move beyond the stethoscope, which remains the iconic diagnostic tool for most healthcare professionals worldwide, 200 years after its invention.
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Pitch the way VCs think

Learn how to develop an effective fundraising pitch deck and tell your company's story with emotion. We'll guide you through developing your company narrative and what the VC thought process is while making an investment, not to mention basic tips and tricks, in addition to what works and what doesn't in fundraising decks. Read More