A Week of Healthcare & Entrepreneurship: A Recap

Aug 31, 2018

The week of the 27th was a full one for Jumpstart Foundry and Nashville. Monday marked the kickoff of ‘Nashville is’ week which brings together Nashville’s strengths: Healthcare, entrepreneurship, and music. Health:Further healthcare festival, 3686 Entrepreneurship conference, and highlighted performances from Live on the Green were some of the main attractions. 

In addition to the ‘Nashville is’ week, we hosted the JSF Summit at Health:Further to enhance our portfolio and network’s experience. 

Monday, August 27th


Opening day of Health:Further was kicked off with our first Summit event: Limited Partner Luncheon at The Southern. Our Managing Director, Eller Mallchok, updated the investors on the status of our portfolio and excitement over how our companies are progressing. Next, we headed over to Country Music Hall of Fame for the headline speakers. We heard from a range of healthcare leaders like Milton Johnson, CEO of HCA, Marcus Osbourne, VP of Health & Wellness of Walmart, and Stacey Chang, Executive Director of the Design Institute of Health. To wrap up day one, we shared a meal with our Insight Partners and 2018 portfolio at Flyte. 

A few of our favorite quotes: 

“Innovate. Measure it. And keep innovating.”- Bruce Greenstein of LHC Group

“True change happens at the intersection between technology, business, and people.”- Stacey Chang of Design Institute of Health

“Success is built one patient at a time”- Milton Johnson of HCA 

Tuesday, August 28th







Day two was met with many #wins. Our portfolio companies exhibited in Entrepreneur Alley and demoed their products. Many had back-to-back meetings at Investor Matchmaking to inquire on follow-on capital and future partnerships / pilots.

We held a lunch at Music City Center where our portfolio companies and headline speakers mingled. 

Many of our companies participated in the Pitch Competition which was judged by a supreme panel of judges. 

To finish up day two, we hosted a rooftop alumni party sponsored by @insperity…cheers! 










Wednesday, August 29th


To cap off Health:Further, Vic and Eller spoke on a panel at the Clinician Innovator breakfast and met with a local hospital system. Roundtable discussions with entrepreneurs, hospitals, portfolio companies and payers were held to have small group discussion on challenging topics. All of these events were happening simultaneously as the impressive lineup of speakers and sessions that Health:Further provided. Health:Further provided value exposure for our portfolio, networking opportunities, and introductions to possible new investments .

‘Nashville is…’ Week




Our friends at Launch Tennessee hosted an incredible entrepreneurship and tech festival, 3686, the Southeast’s premier gathering of disruptors, founders and creators of cutting-edge innovations the days following.

Nashville is bustling with activity; we are lucky to be in the heart of so much creativity and change. Until next year!

Additional Resources:

3 Trends Health:Further’s Leader Says Will Impact Health Systems

Stoked’s Human-Centered Design at H:F

Milton Johnson Offers His Advice for Healthcare Startups

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