Austin Startup Week 2021 Austin Startup Week 2021

Health Tech Track

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

- CDT
Health Track Opening Remarks
Shawna Butler (She/Her)
Shawna Butler (She/Her)
See You Now podcast, Host

Join Shawna Butler along with Texas Children’s Hospital to kick off the Health Tech Track.

- CDT
Fireside Chat with Shawna Butler and Vonda Wright
Shawna Butler (She/Her)
Shawna Butler (She/Her)
See You Now podcast, Host
Dr. Vonda Wright (She/Her)
Dr. Vonda Wright (She/Her)
Hughston Orthopaedics SE, Orthopedic Surgeon & President

Shawna and Vonda will discuss the epidemic of pediatric injuries in the sports industry and how segments of the health tech space including fitness optimization, mobility optimization, injury prevention/management, assistive technologies, AI tools, and rehabilitation technologies are assisting in tackling this issue.

- CDT
The Future is Femtech
Brittany Barreto, PhD (She/Her)
Brittany Barreto, PhD (She/Her)
Coyote Ventures & FemTech Focus, General Partner
Kiki Freedman (She/Her)
Kiki Freedman (She/Her)
Hey Jane, Co-founder and CEO
Sigi Marmorstein (She/Her)
Sigi Marmorstein (She/Her)
BabyLiveAdvice, CEO and Founder
Dr. Fahimeh Sasan (She/Her)
Dr. Fahimeh Sasan (She/Her)
Kindbody, Founding Physician OB/GYN & Chief Medical Officer

As TechCrunch reported, the femtech industry is projected to become a $50 billion market by 2025. A segment of this growing market — women's telehealth services — are bridging access by often taking a holistic approach to healthcare that recognizes the intersection of social and health realities. The symbiotic relationship between gender inequality, diverse social determinants, socio-economic status, and women’s healthcare requires a multi-faceted approach that can potentially improve prenatal care, maternal health outcomes, diagnostics, and even close the pleasure gap.

How can founders of femtech companies continue to make a concerted effort to advance women’s health equity through telehealth services as the market becomes larger? This panel will aim to address:
- Why is it necessary to take a holistic, wide-range approach to women’s health?
- How can Telehealth services contribute to health equity? (i.e., What role does improving broadband and tech infrastructure play in this? How is Telehealth being used in conjunction with in-person services?)
- What are a few direct examples of how Telehealth services address women’s health in a beneficial way that would not have been possible otherwise?

- CDT
Pediatric Mental Health & Community Interventions
Ben Kurian (He/Him)
Ben Kurian (He/Him)
BCBS TX, Executive Medical Director, Risk Identification and Outreach
JoAnn Welch (She/Her)
JoAnn Welch (She/Her)
C1 Innovation Lab/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Executive Director, Operational Performance
Laurie G. Combe (She/Her)
Laurie G. Combe (She/Her)
Combe Consulting, Consultant - School Health & School Nursing; Immediate Past-President National Association of School Nurses
Dr. Karin Price (She/Her)
Dr. Karin Price (She/Her)
Texas Children's Hospital, Chief of Psychology
Laurie Klose (She/Her)
Laurie Klose (She/Her)
National Association of School Psychlogists, President, 2021-22

Pediatric mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic have increased drastically. Noted by the CDC, since the beginning of the pandemic, compared to 2019, there has been a 44% increase in child mental-health-related emergency department visits during 2020.

The toll of COVID-19 and the lack of health intervention by school officials, pediatric primary care physicians, and others during the pandemic are just a few elements that have contributed to the rise of crisis-level ER visits. As we consider solutions to this epidemic, including pediatric mental health care access programs, ehealth group education, telepsychiatry, and tele-mental health, amongst others, how can we leverage technology and existing resources to formulate a community-driven approach?

This panel will aim to address:
What are logistical issues (i.e., appointment times, insurance access, etc.) impacting this epidemic?
How can we leverage technology to implement new strategies?
How can we support our school nurses and other community resources?