Health 2.0 Houston Launch Event on 1/29

If you’re not familiar with Health 2.0, over the past six years they’ve introduced over 500 technology companies to the world stage, hosted more than 9,000 attendees at their conferences and code-a-thons, awarded over $2,543,000 in prizes through their developer challenge program, and inspired the formation of 54 new chapters in cities around the globe.

One of their newest chapters is Health 2.0 Houston (H20H), and it’s scheduled for a big launch on January 29th at the Houston Technology Center with speakers Nate Gross, MD, and Bryan Vartabedian, MD. Organizers expect a large turn-out, so to secure a seat, RSVP at

Keynote speaker Nate Gross, MD, is based in the San Francisco Bay area and is the co-founder of, a HIPAA compliant physician network with over 567,000 physicians in 87 specialties.  Launched in October, 2010, Doximity recently raised a series B round of $17 million and has an estimated company valuation of $80 million. Nate is also the co-founder of, the first seed accelerator for digital health startups. In just a few short years, Rock Health has sprung to national prominence as the leading digital health accelerator that brings together investors, startup founders, and doctors. Companies accepted into the Rock Health accelerator receive $100,000 in funding and enter into a ongoing mentoring program.

Houston’s Bryan Vartabedian, MD, also known as “Dr. V,” will also be speaking, and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and attending physician at Texas Children’s Hospital, America’s largest children’s hospital. Dr. V is a thought leader interested on the social health revolution and its influence on doctors and patients check out his blog at

As Houston has an abundance of medical and healthcare talent, the H20H Launch event will also feature one minute elevator pitches from prominent Houston area healthcare innovators and start-ups.  Innovators and start-ups who are interested in making a pitch can request consideration at

**Note: Parking near the Houston Technology Center is limited so please plan to arrive early to ensure you find a spot. Metered street parking is available along Gray St. and there are plenty of parking spots in the paid garage above Black Finn Grille at Pierce and Bagby.**

About Brian

H20H Co-chapter Head, occasional speaker, author, and CEO/CTO of Seniors In Touch, a family communications and elder care system for residents of senior living communities. | @brianjameslang