Twin Cities Startup Week 2020 Twin Cities Startup Week 2020
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Bringing Healthcare Home through Connectivity

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Lonny Stormo
Pops, CEO

CEO and co-founder of Pops Diabetes Care. After a thirty-year career at Medtronic, where he was honored to serve as an executive and business leader, Lonny resigned his position to lead Pops. Lonny holds a BSEE degree from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Anna Christenson
Nextern, Strategic Marketing Manager

Anna Christenson is a strategic marketing manager at Nextern, a medical device company that collaborates with innovators to create, iterate, optimize, and manufacture medical devices. As strategic marketing manager, she collaborates with Nextern’s partners providing strategy and marketing insights from idea conception through commercialization. Prior to strategic marketing, Anna was a software developer with experience ranging from web development to embedded firmware systems. She received her Master of Science in Medical Device Innovation at the University of Minnesota in 2018. Anna has developed a passion for improving accessibility through digital health solutions driven by her experience in software, her experience at the U of MN, and the Nextern mission.

Kathleen Tune
Odonata Health, Inc., CFO/COO/BOD

Healthcare executive with background in finance, operations, investing, and research. Over 25 years of investing and business experience including venture capital and growth equity, M&A, strategy, business development, sales and marketing strategy. Formerly a partner at Thomas, McNerney & Partners, a healthcare focused venture capital fund where she led portfolio company investments with a focus on medical technologies, drug delivery, diagnostics and connected devices.

Lydia Zeller
Kiio, CEO

A visionary leader with a track record of driving high-value results, Lydia Zeller is President & CEO of Kiio, a digital therapeutic company providing the easiest and most effective way for health plans and employers to reduce the physical, emotional and financial impacts of musculoskeletal pain in their populations.

Maryam Ziaei
iSono Health, CEO

Maryam is an entrepreneur and engineer passionate about development of connected health solutions that empower consumers to both monitor and make smart decisions about their health. Maryam co-founded iSono Health with a vision to make personalized breast health monitoring accessible to all women to help with early detection of breast cancer. Maryam has over 15 years of research and industrial experience in design and manufacturing of devices and systems for high volume consumer markets. She has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and a degree in global entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Digital health solutions enable physicians to monitor chronic conditions remotely, increase patient compliance, and enable us to move healthcare out of the clinic and into the home. A panel of digital health investors and entrepreneurs will gather to discuss the challenges and the opportunities with digital health and what is next for healthcare. Hosted by Nextern.