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Medical Device Playbook Newport Beach 2023
Join 250 medtech entrepreneurs, start-ups, and entrepreneurial organizations from across North America.
Register now for a full day of medical device commercialization information and inspiration.
Medical Device Playbook Newport Beach 2023
Designed to inform and inspire medtech and biotech entrepreneurs, Playbook brings you stories and insights from some of the industry’s most remarkable entrepreneurs and seasoned experts.

It’s a single-track one-day event that is easy on your wallet and your schedule. We guarantee you’ll learn something that will impact your company. Register now!

Medical Device Playbook Newport Beach 2023

Industry experts and serial entrepreneurs from across North America will share case studies, success stories, financing advice, regulatory strategies, and 2023 trends.
Medical Device Playbook Newport Beach 2023
Medical Device Playbook Newport Beach 2023
Meet speakers and connect with medtech entrepreneurs, regulators, and influencers from across the U.S. Playbook provides the perfect opportunity to  make new connections, expand your network and socialize with other entrepreneurs in your area.

Medical Device Playbook Newport Beach 2023

Register for this full-day event from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM PDT. Enjoy complimentary lunch, snack breaks, and a networking reception.
New! Three sessions will be livestreamed free for those who are unable to travel to Newport Beach. Register now!


Medical Device Playbook Newport Beach 2023


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Newport Beach Speakers

  • Stanton J. Rowe

    Founder & CEO, NXT Biomedical Incubator - Former Chief Scientific Officer and Corporate Vice President of Advanced Technology of Edwards Lifesciences Corp.

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    Lessons Learned from the Birth of TAVR

    I love the idea of the big, hard problems

  • Paul Lovoi, PhD.

    Co-Founder and CTO, MindRhythm Inc. - Serial entrepreneur of eight companies

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    From Whiteboard to Company – Case Studies in Finding Product-Market Fit

    Applying tech industry lessons to medtech

  • Deepika A. Lakhani Ph.D.

    Vice President of Regulatory & Quality, PAVmed Inc. - Former FDA Team Leader and Corporate Regulatory Affairs Expert

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    Effective Communications with Regulators

    Insights and tips from a former FDA team leader

  • Gregg Homer, JSD (PhD) - Chairman and Chief Science Officer at Strōma Medical Corporation

    Invented instant coffee bags at age 12, patented “subscription on demand”, leader in permanent eye color change

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    From Entertainment Law to Eye Color Change:

    What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been

  • Earl Slee, Board Member or Advisor to Six Medtech Organizations

    (Retired) Vice President, Technology, Strategy and Business Development, Medtronic Brain Therapies

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    How strategic acquirers determine value

    Case Studies in Strategic Exits

  • Ramgopal Rao

    Chief Executive Officer, LensGen, Inc. - serial entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in the ophthalmic pharmaceutical and devices

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    Going after the Holy Grail of Ophthalmology - The LensGen story

    How it happened and lessons learned.

  • Bill Walker Ph.D.

    Director of Entrepreneurship, Duke Engineering - Inventor, serial entrepreneur, and educator

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    Finding the Sweet Spot: How to Balance the Right Idea, Execution and Culture in a Medtech Startup:

    Perspectives as a Player and a Coach

  • Yiorgos Polizos

    VP of Sales and Marketing, Life Science Outsourcing (LSO)

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  • Yoav Raiter, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Scryb and Cybeats

    Developer of innovative software and medical device products

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    Why SBOM are Critical to Managing Medical Device Software Supply Chain

  • Ryan Kelly, PhD, MBA

    General Manager, Innovation Lab

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    Getting Value from strategic Health System Partners

    Industry Panel

  • Pablo Avalos

    Associate Director of Translational Medicine, Regenerative Medicine Institute

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    Getting Value from strategic Health System Partners

    Industry Panel

  • Ryan Douglas

    Co-Founder, Deepwell, NeuFluent / Founder, Nextern

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    Power Play – Where therapeutic benefit meets market realities

  • Matt Mitcho

    Co-Founder & CEO, Gemelli Biotech

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    Getting Value from strategic Health System Partners

    Industry Panel

  • Michael Hill

    Managing Director of Octane Capital Markets, Octane Capital & Growth

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  • Nick Allan, Bio Services Manager at StarFish Medical

    Designed, Facilitated and Executed more than 500 Unique Research Protocols and Medical Device 510(k) Antimicrobial Support packages

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    Developing the World’s First Ingestible Digital Fluorometric Laboratory: From First Principles to First In Human

  • Scott Phillips

    CEO and Founder, StarFish Medical

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    Studies in Lean Medtech Startups. 

    Development and Investor Milestones for an efficient startup. 


Balboa Bay Resort
1221 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA

Balboa Bay Resort is Newport Beach’s premier waterfront retreat. It was named the #1 Resort in Newport Beach in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report and is a Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond property.


Previous Playbook Event Attendees
(Toronto October 2022)

92% of attendees would recommend Medical Device Playbook to friends

 “Very much appreciated hearing stories of success with the pain points in between.
Investor perspective was very key.” 

Very engaging speakers, good variety of topics, great networking.”

“Meeting new people in the industry is by far the best benefit of this kind of event!”