Leaders Forum was originally organized in 1995, by three prominent medical technology executives to address the societal impact of diabetes. The event grew as time went on and expanded to include a Health Technology Showcase.
The event takes advantage the unique environment of innovation in Silicon Valley by connecting early-stage start-ups with venture capitalists and advisors. The proceeds of the event benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from three prominent thought leaders on health equity. These conversations with will occur on this platform on the following dates:
The Leaders Forum event culminates in-person at the San Mateo Marriott on November 19th.
The event on the 19th will commence 10am PT with a networking event entitled ‘Meet the HealthTech Showcase Exhibitors.’ The Showcase will feature approximately 50 HealthTech start-ups pitching their new products and technologies to VCs, industry and investors until 12:00 PT (noon). The focus of this session is to allow investors and sponsors to interact with the companies featured in the showcase.
The main program begins at noon. During this time, three finalists will provide a short presentation to a panel of judges and the audience. The audience will vote to select a winner for the most promising start-up of the day. The winner will receive $10,000 in seed funding as well as bragging rights.
Note: Due to COVID19, the event at the Marriott will be primarily held outdoors and will feature a slightly different luncheon format. All guests are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours in advance of attendance. San Mateo County requires all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors, with the exception of persons who are actively eating or drinking. For questions or additional information, contact LeadersForum@diabetes.org.
President & CEO, California Wellness Foundation
Divisional VP of US Commercial Operations, at Abbott Diabetes Care
Chief Marketing Officer, Bigfoot Biomedical
Martha Parry Clark, MBA
Board Member and former CEO American Diabetes Association
Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD
Chief Science & Medical Officer, American Diabetes Association
CEO, Medtech Innovator
Suneil Koliwad, MD,PhD
Chief of Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of California, San Francisco
Karen Talmadge, PhD
President, Nabu Strategic Advisors & Founder of Leaders Forum
DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO SPONSOR LEADERS FORUM TO CONNECT TO THE START-UP AND SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM!
Leaders Forum is an incredible opportunity to connect with early-stage companies in a wide range of therapeutic areas, contribute to one of the most socially relevant causes, and to help drive innovation in health technology.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to advance innovation in health technology during the COVID-19 response. Health technology is enabling care for millions of people living with health conditions during this time.
Opportunities include table sponsorship for 6-10 seats, pre-event virtual staged opportunities, sponsorship of proprietary platforms and much more!
All benefits of the event outside from the $10,000 in seed funding to the finalist will benefit the American Diabetes Association’s education, advocacy and research efforts.
Please email us at Leadersforum@diabetes.org for more information.
Admission for up to 20 guests to virtual programming and six attendees to Leaders Forum Healthtech Showcase
Opportunity to network with all event attendees and access to start-up company Lookbook (exhibitor booklet)
Logo visibility and hyperlink to your company site event platform, landing page, pre-event programs, save-the-date and day of event program
Recognition on ADA social media platforms
All the benefits of Innovation Supporter (Bronze) Sponsorship
Admission for ten additional guests to pre-event programming and two additional guests to Leaders Forum HealthTech Showcase (eight in total)
Recognition in press release and all media activities
Logo visibility with third tier placement on event materials
All the benefits of Innovation Leader (Silver) Sponsorship
Admission for an additional two guests to Leaders Forum HealthTech Showcase (10 in total)
Ability to host pre-event program (category exclusivity) or sponsor the choice of registration, event program, Look Book, or Exhibitor Showcase
Logo visibility with second tier placement on event materials
All the benefits of Innovation Accelerator (Gold) Sponsorship
Presenting sponsor rights (brought to you by) for event on all communication items (press release, social media, event materials, etc.)
On stage plenary speaking opportunity
VIP table at event (speakers, semi-finalists, judges)
Logo on podium
Logo visibility with first tier placement on event materials
OUR AIM IS TO DRIVE INNOVATION. IT IS FREE FOR START-UPS!
Participate in our HealthTech Showcase to connect with the Silicon Valley Innovation Ecosystem (venture capitalists, investors, service providers and advisors) while sharing your technology. Application process starts on September 7th and close on October 22nd. Applicants will be reviewed and 60 will be selected to participate in the HealthTech showcase. Click here to apply.