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Inova Entrepreneur Program

Twice yearly, we invite high-potential personalized health technology entrepreneurs to participate in our education program. The program is designed to provide entrepreneurs with a comprehensive set of skills required to execute the commercialization and growth of personalized healthcare technology companies. While we provide this program for free, our hope is that it will not only help drive the expansion of our innovation ecosystem but also provide IPHA with the ability to get to know the participants better and qualify them for investment. We anticipate that many of the investments IPHA makes will be in companies that complete this program.

The program occurs in the Spring and the Fall and is scheduled for lunch-and-learn style sessions that are held weekly in the accelerator in Fairfax, Virginia.

Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (Doors open at 11:30 am, lunch will be served)

Location: 8095 Innovation Park Drive, Bldg. D, Suite 703 Fairfax, VA 22031

Parking: Enter campus through the South Entrance only (across from Inova Fairfax Hospital). Follow signs to P3 Parking Ramp (underground).

Questions? Please contact Kelly Woods Vaughn at

2019 Spring Inova Entrepreneur Schedule

March 6: Partnering with Inova Health – Seema Wadhwa, AVP Sustainability and Wellness, Inova Health System

March 13: Navigating Research Ethics and Regulatory Compliance at Inova Health – Sarah Kiskaddon, AVP Research, Inova Health System

March 20: How Innovative Companies Can Integrate with Hospital EMRs – Maruf Haider, Medical Director Informatics, Inova Health System

March 27: Engaging a Health Payor – Dr. Sunil Budhrani, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Health

April 3: Reimbursement and Reimbursement Strategies – Barry Michael, Founder, Biomedical Commercialization LLC

April 10: FDA Policy – John Fuson, Partner, Crowell & Moring, and Chalana Damron, Counsel, Crowell & Moring

April 17: Grants – Devina Desai, Grants Manager, Inova Health System, and Robert Brooke, Director, Federal Funding Programs, Center for Innovative Technology

April 24: Investing in the Healthcare space – Paul Silber, Principal, Blu Venture Investors

May 1: Understanding Term Sheets – Max Moyer, Principal, Triumph Advisors

May 8: Managing Consumer Privacy in Healthcare – Jill DeGraff, Founder, Aperture Law Group

May 15: Introducing New Technology at Inova Health – Laurie Lopez, Manager, Business Relationship Management, Inova Health System

May 22: Building a Velocity Customer Capture Organization – Charles Gold, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Atomicorp

NOTE: If you have been accepted previously to the Inova Entrepreneur Program, you do not need to re-apply to the program. A follow-up email with RSVP links to the 2019 Spring sessions will be sent to your contact information on file. 

Questions? Please contact Kelly Woods Vaughn at