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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

New! Three sessions will be livestreamed free for those who are unable to travel to Newport Beach. Register now!


Scott Phillips speaking at Medical Device Playbook.


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Newport Beach Speakers

  • Dr. Sam Browd, MD

    Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer, DeepWell DTx

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    Looking at the the future of surgeries opportunities that will emerge through VR and AI

  • Dr. Lishan Aklog, MD

    Chairman & CEO, PAVmed

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    Taking the public route: PAVmed founder shares the strategic tradeoffs he's made to attract capital through public investors

  • Amr Salahieh

    President & CEO, Shifamed LLC

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    The Venture factory: Automating the pre-commercial exit as a strategy for high-value startups

  • Virginia Lang

    President & Chief Scientist, Hirlan Inc.

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    The power of Human Factors in medical device development: A look at Human Factors and its impact on marketability, profitability, and even FDA approval

  • Dr. Mickey Urdea

    Founder & Partner, Halteres Associates

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    Predicting the success of life science startups: An indepth review of 150 companies over 10 years and the factors that predict whether they'll succeed

  • Jeffry Weinhuff

    Managing Partner & CIO, Visionary Venture Fund

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    Case studies in successful VC relationships and observations on the current VC funding environment

  • Tonya Porter

    President, Regulatory Scientist, Inc.

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    Considering Early Feasibility Study in the US: Advantages and Disadvantages to this FDA Pathway 

  • Tom Afzal

    CEO & Founder, ACTIVAS Orthopedics

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    Competing with Giants: Launching a new product into a space dominated by a formidable competitor - the Spinal Kinetics story.

  • Michael Hill

    Managing Director of Octane Capital Markets, Octane Capital & Growth

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    Raising Capital in 2024 - Trends and Tactics

  • Scott Phillips

    Founder & CEO

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  • James Fox

    Vice President, Business Development

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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!”