Judges & Sponsors

SHARON KNIGHT

Executive Director

STOP THE SPREAD

Sharon leads Stop The Spread, a COVID-19 relief non-profit that was founded in April 2020. Their mission is to increase capacity for novel solutions that address the critical needs of the pandemic, and then match these solutions to the needs of vulnerable communities. Prior to Stop The Spread, Sharon was the President of One Medical Group and SVP Operations at Electronic Arts. She is also an advisor at Bindle and UCSF Health Hub. 

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STEVEN MOYO, MD

CEO

WELFIE PRO

Dr. Steven Moyo is the founder and CEO of Welfie, a school health platform helping K-12 schools deal with COVID-19 and Mental Health. He is a Board Certified Clinical Professor and attending physician in San Diego. He completed his residency training at the Osler Internal Medicine Residency Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He attained his medical doctorate from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a Bachelor of Science from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

 

ESTHER DYSON

Chairman

EDVENTURE HOLDINGS

Esther is the chairman of EDventure Holdings and the executive founder of Wellville, a 10-year national nonprofit project focused on achieving equitable wellbeing. Her primary activity is investing in and nurturing start-ups, with a recent focus on health care, human capital, and aerospace. She is a board member at 23andMe and investor in Omada Health, HeatlhTab, Praava Health, Mindright Health, Zeel, Eligible, Illara Health, and Bioz. Her technology investment include Square, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 

 

THOMAS AREND

Global Head of Product on the Johnson & Johnson Digital Health Technology team

JOHNSON & JOHNSON

At J&J, Thomas is responsible for reimagining how health and well-care are accessed, delivered, managed, and experienced at scale. He is a product advisor at Singularity University and formerly had product leadership roles at Facebook, Airbnb, Twitter, Mozilla, Google and SAP. Prior to J&J, Thomas founded Savvy, an expert mentoring platform. 

 

JASMINE KIM

Former CMO

Sutter Health

Jasmine is the former Chief Marketing & Brand Officer at Sutter Health, a California Health Delivery system with 55,000 employees. Prior to Sutter Health, she was VP Marketing at Walmart, President of Healthy Lifestyle Brands, CEO of ShopWell (an IDEO company focused on personalized nutrition), and CMO of BabyCenter. 

VARSHA RAO

CEO

NURX

Varsha has experience in managing large organizations as well as start-ups such as Airbnb (Global Operations), Clover Health (COO), International for LivingSocial overseeing Asia, Europe, ANZ and LatAm. Her prior roles include, CEO of SingTel Digital Media, publisher of inSing.com and VP/GM of Oldnavy.com, the e-commerce arm of Old Navy. She was the founder and Co-CEO of Eve.com, where she launched the business and grew it to a 125 person organization, raising $25M in venture capital and negotiating a successful exit in early 2000.

 

SEAN ELLIS

Author

Hacking Growth

Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and the best-selling author of Hacking Growth, a bible for startup marketers. He is a co-creator of GoPractice, the former head of marketing at LogMeIn and Uproar from launch to IPO, and the first marketer at Dropbox, Lookout and Xobni. 

 

CHRISTIAAN VORKINK

Vice President

TRUE VENTURES

Christiaan is a VP at True Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with more than $2.8 billion under management and the early stage investor behind Peloton, Fitbit, Blue Bottle, Ring, Wordpress, and many other household names. At True, Christiaan leads the social impact focused TrueVentures.org, which finds, fund sand supports visionary founders creating organizations that aspire to shape the world in a positive way.