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The Silicon Valley
Program

The Silicon Valley
Program

Plug and Play Health connects the best startups in the world to healthcare corporations who want to disrupt the industry. Since its inaugural batch in 2015, the Silicon Valley program has accelerated 300+ startups in partnership with more than 30 corporations, and have made 80+ investments – with the ultimate goal to make a lasting impact on healthcare.

Joining Plug and Play Health allows us to expand the global footprint of our program, tap into the ecosystem in the valley, and leverage the existing infrastructure for networking and scouting activities. 

We are currently in the build-up phase for our Silicon Valley program with the aim to establish a full program based on the proven Munich concept.

Structure

Selection Days

During this pitch event, promising startups we have scouted in our ongoing screening activities, present their solutions to our experts. The best startups for our corporate partner’s focus areas get nominated for the next batch.

Kick-Off

From kick-off, the newly selected startups have two to three months to further develop their solutions and prepare for the Expo Day pitches.

Expo Days

At the end of the batch, the startups present the status of their solutions to an audience of corporate partners, industry experts, and VCs at the Expo Day event.

Structure

Selection Days

During this pitch event, promising startups we have scouted in our ongoing screening activities, present their solutions to our experts. The best startups for our corporate partner’s focus areas get nominated for the next batch.

Kick-Off

From kick-off, the newly selected startups have two to three months to further develop their solutions and prepare for the Expo Day pitches.

Expo Days

At the end of the batch, the startups present the status of their solutions to an audience of corporate partners, industry experts, and VCs at the Expo Day event.

Focus areas

Technology

Advanced
Data Analytics

Digital
Biomarkers

Lab of the
Future

Disease
Management

Clinical
Decision Support 

Digital Service
Solutions

Indication

Cardiometabolic

diseases

Oncology

Obesity

Women‘s
Health

Neurodegenerative

diseases

Infectious
Diseases

For me the symbiosis with startups is the best way to innovation. Jochen Hurlebaus
Head Digital Health Innovation, Roche
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Upcoming Event

Prove It! Plug and Play Health Presents Startup Success Stories at HLTH

November 15th, 2022
Las Vegas

Join us at the Funding Founders stage for an exclusive session where we will feature startup success stories that provide meaningful evidence of our startups’ work in partnership with corporations, patient populations and communities.

register now

Upcoming
Event

Prove It! Plug and Play Health Presents Startup Success Stories at HLTH

November 15th, 2022
Las Vegas

Join us at the Funding Founders stage for an exclusive session where we will feature startup success stories that provide meaningful evidence of our startups’ work in partnership with corporations, patient populations and communities.

register now

Our Silicon Valley Startups

Automation Hero

Silicon ValleyRocheAdvanced Data AnalyticsCurrent Batch

Automation Hero has developed an AI-based intelligent document processing platform that helps accelerate automation and access to commercial data.

Website

imaware

Silicon ValleyRocheRemote TestingCurrent Batch

imaware’s patient-facing platform offers scientifically validated home-based tests that screen and monitor different disease areas. The physician-reviewed platform provides lab-grade results and health insights.

Website

Team

Fahimeh Mahboudi

Startup Creasphere Program Coordinator, Roche US

Silicon Valley

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Olivia Chung

Digital Health Innovation Lead,
Roche US

Silicon Valley

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Monte Curnutt

Vice President, Commercial Development, Roche NAM Region

Silicon Valley

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Geoffrey Torrance

Corporate Development, Roche

Silicon Valley

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Peter To

Partner Success Manager

Silicon Valley

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Michael Hamm

Global Startup Manager, Roche

Munich, Silicon Valley

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Christian Korz

Director Startup Partnerships, Roche

Munich, Silicon Valley

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Diego Arias Garcia

Ventures Analyst, Plug and Play

Silicon Valley

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Julianne Roseman

Senior Ventures Associate, Plug and Play

Silicon Valley

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Alex Tran

Principal, Ventures, Plug and Play

Silicon Valley

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Nathan Sundheimer

Program Manager & Corporate Partnerships, Plug and Play

Silicon Valley

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Ava Asgari

Senior Program Manager, Plug and Play

Silicon Valley

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Jennifer Thomas

Managing Director, Plug and Play

Silicon Valley

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Neda Amidi

President, Plug and Play

Silicon Valley

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Saeed Amidi

Chief Executive Officer, Plug and Play

Silicon Valley

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