Wed, Apr 24 | WeWork La Brea

Building the Medtech Dream Team: Leveraging Your Network

The Power of Building a MedTech Network - Why it's important and how it can accelerate your success in the realm of medtech.
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Building the Medtech Dream Team: Leveraging Your Network

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WeWork La Brea, 925 N La Brea Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90038, USA

About The Event

Fostering your MedTech network can accelerate your healthcare impact and success.

Are you looking to create your own medtech or healthcare startup, but don’t know considerations to take to building your team?

Do you want perspective on what comes next with building out your initial board?

Do you want insight to building up your advocate and client base to expand your solution into the market?


MIx | Medical Innovation Exchange is proud to present... BUILDING THE MEDTECH DREAM TEAM: LEVERAGING YOUR NETWORK

The event will be held April 24th, starting at 6pm at WeWork La Brea (925 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038). This event is in partnership with BumbleBizz, West Coast Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), and HTE@USC !

Join us for a powerful session aimed at teaching professionals the tools, tips, and tricks to effectively build out a medtech network for your next big idea. The event includes a speaker series from each of the organizations, our guest speaker, experienced clinician/entrepreneur, Dr. Juan Espinoza, organized Q&A, and effective peer-to-peer mentoring. Come with your "How to" and "What if" questions about the industry. Together with seasoned professionals, we will have an open conversation to address any questions and concerns to help take your network, business, or career to the next level.

Complimentary drinks and snacks will be available for all attendees from 6pm to 8pm .

Tickets are very limited so register early!

Event sponsored by Shimakaji IP and BakerHostetler See below for more details!

For those looking for new internship opportunities, CTIP is hiring interns for business, research and marketing projects. Please connect with Sree Batch, CTIP's Innovation Coordinator at the event.



Dr. Juan Espinoza, MD FAAP - Keynote Speaker

After completing his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Juan Espinoza received an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) at the Immunotherapy Unit of the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. During his time at the NIH, Juan worked on small molecule design, developing new therapeutic and research tools. Successively, Juan attended the USC Keck School of Medicine, receiving his MD in 2010. Juan completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 2013, and in 2014 he became an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the USC Keck School of Medicine. His research interests include digital media and technology and their role in medicine and medical education, with a special focus on patient (user) generated health data. These academic interests arise from his experiences outside of medicine; in 2010 he co-founded GC/MDDM, a small digital media production company that works with television, film, web, and mobile technologies. Through this endeavor, he has partnered with both the entertainment and healthcare industries. Healthcare clients include the Alfred Mann Foundation, UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Medallion Therapeutics. In each of these partnerships, Dr. Espinoza’s role has been to create and implement technology and media solutions to healthcare and education problems. Dr. Espinoza utilizes these same principles in his teaching, research, and clinical practice.

Kathryne Cooper, MBA - Co-Director, Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics

Kathryne Cooper is a native Angelino passionate about growing and funding early stage companies and creating an ecosystem to support entrepreneurs. She believes in applying a growth mindset to startup challenges and is interested in the integration of technology in settings that are traditionally analog. She is the head of CTIP’s investment arm, where she selects medical device companies with commercialization potential, high clinical impact, and proprietary technology for investment and support. Kathryne engages the investment community at large -- building relationships with Venture Capitalists, Angels and strategic partners to advance MedTech innovators within the CTIP portfolio. Kathryne holds a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business and a Certificate in Venture Capital Finance from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She began her career in medicine, attending medical school at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine before transitioning to the business side of healthcare. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Bertran F. Cooper, M.D. Scholarship Fund at the Howard University College of Medicine.Kathryne nerds out connecting innovative people, products and ideas.




6:00 - 6:30pm Mingle and Network

6:30 - 6:40pm MIx Introduction

6:40 - 6:50pm Bumble Bizz Introduction by Priscilla Presley

6:50 - 7:00pm CTIP Introduction by CTIP Co-Director Kathryne Cooper, MBA

7:00 - 7:30pm Dr. Juan Espinoza, MD FAAP - Keynote Speaker

7:30 - 7:40pm Q & A with Dr. Juan Espinoza, MD FAAP

7:40 - 8:00pm Mingle and Network


GENERAL ADMISSION PRICING: Free (limited number)



Shimokaji IP

SHIMOKAJI IP provides specialized patent and trademark expertise for med device, med tech and life science clients. This includes strategic IP portfolio development in the US and abroad, and IP due diligence in licensing/sale transactions. Start-ups, emerging stage, middle market, Fortune 500 and universities have trusted them for decades to provide exceptional client service.


BakerHostetler is one of the nation's leading law firms with more than 940 attorneys, located in 14 offices coast to coast, focused on helping clients address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. Their multidisciplinary life sciences team is comprised of experienced FDA and regulatory, intellectual property, and corporate attorneys who strive to advance opportunities and mitigate risk for our diverse life sciences client base comprised of clients in small- and large-molecule pharmaceuticals, biologicals, vaccines, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics, veterinary products, foods, nutritional supplements, medical and nonmedical research, personal care products, pharmacies, and other distributors of pharmaceutical and medical device products. They work with early development stage companies to some of the largest life sciences companies in the world and those relationships have given us a real-world understanding of what life sciences-focused businesses and their leaders need, as well as a practical view of the issues and the industry, all of which we employ to better serve our clients.

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