Fire Pitch Competition

The Fire Pitch Competition is the culmination of Ignite Healthcare Network's annual accelerator program created to encourage innovation in emerging women-led healthcare companies. The accelerator provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs to engage with advisors, potential customers, and investors to accelerate the growth of their companies.

When

Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM CST

Where

Texas Medical Center Innovation

2450 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77021

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Contact

Ayse McCracken
Ignite Healthcare Network
713-816-9090
ayse@ignitehealthcare.org
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Liz Abie  Proxima CRO , Marketing Strategist
Torrey Adams  Greater Houston Partnership , Sr. Director - Global Life Sciences
Ferdinand Allardyce  Ferdinand mbH , Child welfare social worker
Danguole Altman  Newport, LLC , Partner
Fanny Anderson 
Michael Aquino  Carnrite Ventures , Vice President
Alyssa Arnold  Valera Ventures , Angel Investor
Frank Azeke  AFE , AFE
Marcos Basso  Baker McKenzie , Partner
Daphne Bernicker  HumanAim , Founder and CEO
David Bradshaw  Waypoint Healthcare Solutions , Managing Partner
Patricia Gail Bray  Westlake Health Consulting , President
Anne Sofie Brusendorff  Consulate General of Denmark in Houston , Commercial Advisor, Health & Life Sciences
Zawadi Bryant 
Eden Caligur  Savills , Broker
Lauren Cantor  Stanford GSB , Investor
Jeffrey Carnrite  Carnrite Ventures , Partner
Grace Carrell  Proxima CRO , Regulatory Affairs Associate
John Carter  Denver Banker
Denise Castillo-Rhodes  Texas Medical Center , CFO
Allen Caudle  Caudle Crisis & Communication Counsel , Partner
Christina Clark  Consulate General of Denmark , Senior Commercial Advisor, Health & Life Sciences
Anthony Cokinos  Choice! Energy , Choice! Energy
Alex Condon  Galen Data , COO
Amanda Cotler  Accel Unite, LLC , Account Executive
Libby Covington  The Craig Group , Partner
Kimberly David  Baylor College of Medicine , Senior Vice President & Chief Business Officer
Jeff Davis  Exploring 4 Solutions , Founder & CEO
Amelia Degenkolb  Novocuff, Inc. , CEO & Co-founder
Susie Distefano  Distefano Consulting , Founder
Susan Douglass Quirk  Wavemaker 360 Health , Managing Director
Megan Eddings  Accel Unite, LLC , CEO
Hani Elshahawi  NoviDigiTech , Managing Director
Willian Escalante  Eduvision Edu cvv account shop Willian Solutions , Public housing manager
Kim Evans  Seremedi , Seremedi
Debbie Fay  bespeak presentation solutions llc , founder
Margaret Feeney  UConn , UConn
Jillian Fink  OcciGuide
Kristen Flack  MassChallenge , Senior Community Manager
Trey Flores  Aldridge , Principal
Deborah Gage  Amida Health , Amida Health
Gabriela Gerhart  Motherhood Center , Founder and President
Megan Girald 
Leslie Goldman  The Artemis Fund , General Partner
Ashley Gomez  132 Design , 132 Design
Cheri Grantham  Floelle Inc , Vice President
Collier Griffin  Digital Product Marketing Director
Collier Griffin, Md  Digital Product Marketing Director
David Miro Grund  refle-X-tions , Founder and Chief Emotional Officer
Sivashankarappa Gurusiddappa  TCH , Research Tcgnst
Natalie Harms  InnovationMap , editor
Susan Feigin Harris  Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP , Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Irene Helsinger  Newport LLC , Managing director
Paul Herndon  Harper Pearson , Director
Karen Hill  Health Help , SVP of Products and Program Management
Kathy Holland  Exploring 4 Solutions , CFO
Angela Holmes  Mercury Data Science , COO
Meagan Howard  TMC Innovation , Manager
Patricia Hsing  Texas Children's Health Plan , Assistant Vice President
Lester Huang 
Carrie Ivers  Clairity , CEO
Huma Jafry  NanoInnovations , Founder and CEO
Ken Janda  Wild Blue Health Solutions , Managing Principal
Qidong Jia  CentreGold Capital , CentreGold Capital
Lisa Kandala  Merrimac International Executive Search , Senior Consultant
Chelsea Kelley  Kindred Medical Center , Director Sales Marketing
Keegan Kelly  Proxima Clinical Research , Business Development Associate
Kiya Kersh  Enthereal , Founder: Bioengineer & Team-Building
Rashmi Kilam  Bouin Capital , Bouin Capital
Douglas Krebs  BERKS Group , operating partner
Bram Kuiper  Tired of Cancer BV , Tired of Cancer BV
Sharon LaDay  Golden Seeds
Laurie Lee  Prism Care, Inc. , Prism Care, Inc.
Connie L. Luthy  Medical Product Innovation , Product Strategist
Kassity Mai  Cooley LLP
Marjan Majid  Enventure , Executive Director
Jeanne Manalo  Enventure , Executive Director
Sreedhar Mandayam  Prosalus Capital Partners , General Partner
Anita Marriott  Anita & Anita CO KG , Professor
Ayse McCracken 
Chrissa McFarlane  Patientory Inc. , Founder & CEO
Joseph Miller  Transmit Receive Labs, Inc. , Talent Pipeline Director
Catherine Mitchell  Prospero-Health , President - West Division
Sara Mitran  Nathe Management Consulting , Principal Consultant
Adrienne Moeller  Houston Methodist , Director Strategic Business Initiatives
Anna Monsour  Alpha II , Director, Client Services
Nicole Moss  Assurance Medication Management, Inc.
James Murphy  Kirkland and Ellis LLP , Corporate Attorney
Jamie Nelson  Hospital for Special Surgery , Hospital for Special Surgery
Kelli Newman  Newman & Newman, Inc. , President
Candace Nguyen  CuraConnector.com Inc , CEO
Benjamin David Novak  Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP , Partner
Terence OBrien  Aflac Global Ventures , Investor
Wogbe Ofori  360APPROACH | 360x , Principal
Morgan Palermo  Accel Unite, LLC , Account Executive
Sheila Pande  Tandem Community , Founder, CEO
Kirthika Parmeswaran  Vital Start , Vital Start
Kathryn Peek  Golden Seeds , Managing Director
Andrew Petersman  Galen Data , Vice President of Sales
Allison Post  Texas Heart Institute , Manager, Innovation Partnerships
Emily Reiser  Texas Medical Center , Associate Director
Lia Rodriguez  CVS Health / Aetna , Medical Director
Christina Rodríguez  Beauté in Tech Magazine , Editor & Founder
Arielle Rogg 
Maggie Row  Summit Health , Chief Oncology
Kerry Rupp  True Wealth Ventures , General Partner
Chuck Russell  TC Energy , TC Energy
Dr. Heidi Russell  Baylor College of Medicine , Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Sheila Ryan  Memorial Hermann , Director, Clinical Research
Jason Sakamoto  TMC Innovation , Head of TMC Biodesign
Derya Savaser  Spark Biomedical , VP Outreach and Advocacy
Geraldine Schott  pH partners , Associate
Heidi Schwarzwald  Aetna Better Health/CVS Health , Deputy CMO Medicaid
Kunal Shah  Radiobotics , Business Developer
Amelie Shepherd  Amazon & Shepherd Holding , Front-end mechanic
Anil Shetty  Imagnia Healthcare , Imagnia Healthcare
Edward Shipper  Goldman Sachs , Associate
Jeanna Simon  Simon LLC , Audio control engineer
Pamela Singh  CaseCTRL , CEO & Cofounder
Wendy Smith  Aon , National leader-Delivery system transformation
Chelsea Snipes  McKinsey & Co. , Associate
Carole Spangler Vaughn  Eisana Corp , CEO
Keri Sprung  Texas Heart Institute , AVP Communications & Education
Ellen Street  Clario (formerly ERT) , Executive Vice President, Product Lines
Christine Sullivan  CTSBDC , CTSBDC
Nova Szoka  Endolumik Inc. , Founder
C Scott Talbot  Cooley LLP , Partner
Joshua Taylor  Capital Factory , Venture Associate
Lacey Tezino  Passport Journeys App , Founder
Nagarajan Thinnanur Venkatesan  Dxc , Solution architect
Linda Tobar  Newman & Newman, Inc. , Communication Strategist & Associate Producer
Bill Turpin  Sustainable Revenue, LLC , President
Jamie Villanueva  Versa Business Partners , Business Development Associate
Barbara Vilutis  Retired Banker , Steering Committee
Jim Voeller  Maier & Maier, PLLC , Of Counsel - Patent Attorney
Helen Vollmer-Caudle  Caudle Crisis & Communication Counsel , Partner
Door Vonk  Tired of Cancer BV , Tired of Cancer BV
Matt Wagener  Proxima CRO , VP Clinical Operations
Melonie Warfel  Investor , Life Sciences
Daniel Watkins  MERCURY FUND , Partner
Mike Watson  miruminvest , CEO
Steve Weylandt  Investor , Investor/Advisor
Leslie Wise  Evidencematters , President
Emily Wu  Emily Y. Wu, MD, PLLC , Founder, Adult/Child&Adolescent Psychiatrist
Veronica Wu  First Bight Ventures , Managing Partner
Kyuson Yun  EMPIRI, Inc , EMPIRI, Inc
Leona Zahlan  Strive Health , Director
Sunny Zhang  Z LAB Ventures , Founding Partner
Colleen Zimmerman  University of Michigan School of Nursing , Executive Director of Development
Jennifer Zimmerman  Optum , Vice President, Development & Acquisitions
Anthony Zlaket  UnityPoint Health Ventures , Investor
Anna Zornosa  Investor/Advisor
Adam Zubairi  Cooley LLP , SVP, Business Development, Life Sci & Healthcare