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Medical Device Playbook Newport Beach 2024
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.
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’s easy on your wallet and your schedule. We guarantee you’ll learn something that will impact your company.

Manny Villafana sharing insights at Medical Device Playbook.

Industry experts and serial entrepreneurs from across North America will share case studies, success stories, financing advice, regulatory strategies, and 2024 trends.
Medical Device Playbook Newport Beach 2023
Attendees talking during a break at Medical Device Playbook.
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.

Attendees talking at Medical Device Playbook.

Enjoy complimentary lunch, snack breaks, and a networking reception

Scott Phillips speaking at Medical Device Playbook.


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Past Speakers

  • Manny Villafaña

    Serial Entrepreneur and Inventor

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  • 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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  • Stan Lapidus

    Director of a number of public and private medical device and diagnostics companies - Denver

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  • Kris Shah

    President at Baylis Medical Technologies

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  • Lishan Aklog, MD

    Chairman & CEO of PAVmed

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  • Steve Arless

    Medical Technology Entrepreneur, Adjunct Professor, McGill University

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  • Paul Lovoi, PhD.

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

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  • Virginia A. Lang

    President and Chief Scientist, HirLan, Inc. and HirLan International SA

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  • 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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  • Geof Auchinleck

    Chairman and CEO Claris Healthcare Inc.

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  • Gregg Homer, JSD (PhD)

    Chairman and Chief Science Officer at Strōma Medical Corporation

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  • 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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  • Gail Garland

    Founder and CEO of OBIO®

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  • Bill Hunter

    President & CEO at Canary Medical Inc.

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  • Ramgopal Rao

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

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  • Bill Walker Ph.D.

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

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  • Molly S Shoichet, PhD

    Co-Founder & CSO of Amacathera, Prof. UofT

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  • Michael Hill

    Managing Director of Octane Capital Markets, Octane Capital & Growth

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Lido House
3300 Newport Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA

Lido House is a boutique hotel reimagining the authentic beach house experience on Lido Isle in Newport Beach. Situated on the water near Lido Marina Village and Balboa Peninsula, the boutique hotel is perfectly positioned for discovering Newport Beach’s vibrant atmosphere, bustling marina and white-sand beaches.


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!”