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Derek Edwards

Derek Edwards

VP AI Technology - Elevance Health
Gen AI Engineering Expert

Feedback Loop

Derek is known for driving transformational change within highly regulated spaces including healthcare and life sciences in both startup and enterprise settings. Most recently, he led the delivery and operationalization of clinically validated AI models at population scale as well as the adoption of Generative AI-based infrastructure within a Fortune 20 payer, driving $500M in operational gain. Derek is also a recognized thought leader in bringing Zero Trust, Cloud Native patterns, and applying Generative AI to the healthcare sector.

Elevance Health
Feedback Loop
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Christian Busch

Christian Busch

Mentor - Stanford GSB
Zero to One Expert


Chris is an expert in taking startup ideas from zero to one and in turning around underperforming corporate innovation teams. He has built product portfolios and SaaS platforms generating $750M ARR across disparate industries and technologies including AI/ML in Health Care, NLP, IoT and virtualization at scale. He invented and built SAP’s Consumer & Life Science and Healthcare IoT, VoC NLP platforms from concept to market launch and the first millions in sales. The teams he led received multiple industry awards. Chris mentors CEOs and CTOs at Stanford Graduate Business School, Alchemist Accelerator & invests as an angel with The Band of Angels. He can help with streamlining your product, market, fundraising, engineering and GTM.

Scaled to $700m+ ARR
AI/ML Expert
Healthcare IoT
Alchemist Accelerator
Stanford GSB
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Edvard Engesaeth

Edvard Engesaeth

Co-Founder - Nurx
Telehealth Expert

Union Square Ventures

Dr. Edvard "Eddie" Engeseath, MD is the Co-founder of telehealth startup Nurx, angel investor, startup advisor, and a former family physician. He founded Nurx to make prescription birth control more accessible. The company has since grown into a full-service telehealth startup in the prescription medicine delivery space and is backed by some of the world's most prestigious VCs such as Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and Y Combinator, to name a few. Nurx has been featured on Y Combinator's list of 100 most valuable startups several years in a row. Eddie has made appearances on ABC, CBS, and NBC, and has been featured in Scientific American, New York Times, S&P Global, USA Today, and Forbes, among others. An active angel investor, he is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and aspiring founders looking to build great startups that help shape the future.

Founded Nurx
Acq. by Thirty Madison
Raised $100M+
Y Combinator
YC top 20 exit
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Panos Papadiamantis

Panos Papadiamantis

Co-Founder & CPO - PNOĒ
Hardware & Medtech Expert

Y Combinator

Panos Papadiamantis is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of PNOĒ, a medical equipment manufacturing which enables health professionals to provide science-backed nutrition and training through breath analysis. PNOĒ has raised over $10M in venture capital from Y Combinator, Fifty Years, UpHonest Capital and Joyance Partners. PNOĒ is trusted by 3,000+ health professionals, world-class athletes such as Russel Wilson (NFL champion), Emma Raducanu (US Open champion), and Annie Thorisdottir (Crossfit Games champion), 100+ research centers and universities including MIT, UCLA, and Columbia University, as well as leading brands including Inbody and Spartan Racing. Panos has analyzed more than 100,000 metabolic profiles and helped more than 40,000 users achieve better health and performance through metabolic-based recommendations founded on their metabolic profiles and recommendations supported by more than 1,000 peer-reviewed articles. In addition to this, he has been recognized by Forbes 30 under 30 (Europe) for his contributions to the healthcare industry.

Y Combinator alum
Forbes 30 Under 30
Building hardware
MSc Stanford University
User acquisition
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Ben Katz

Ben Katz

Co-Founder & CEO - Happy Head
Fintech Expert

Happy Head

Ben Katz is a serial entrepreneur in the consumer internet space based in Los Angeles. He founded a leading online bank called, and currently runs the online leader in hair loss medicine, He earned his BS and MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Ben's specialties include data-driven marketing, discovering product-market-fit, and business development.

Scaled to $25m+ revenue
Wharton MBA founder
Paid media expert
Business development
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Alexandra Zatarain

Alexandra Zatarain

VP of Branding - Eight Sleep
Consumer Product Expert

Eight Sleep
Y Combinator

Alexandra Zatarain is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand and Marketing at Eight Sleep, the world's first sleep fitness company. Eight Sleep solves sleep's most pressing issues through innovation and cutting-edge technology. The Pod, its best-selling product, has a cult-like following among business leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and professional athletes. Among many others, the Pod is the preferred sleep accessory of CrossFit 2021 and 2022 champion Justin Medeiros and the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team. The company has raised $160 million from investors such as General Catalyst, 8VC, Founders Fund, Craft Ventures, and Khosla Ventures among others. Alexandra was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in Consumer Tech in 2017, and to Inc.'s Top 100 Female Founder's list in 2020.

Raised $160m+
Forbes 30 Under 30
Formula 1
Inc. Top 100
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Mahsa Rostami

Mahsa Rostami

Founder & CEO - Revero
AI Engineer

Andreessen Horowitz

Mahsa Rostami is the founder and CEO of Revero, a digital health startup backed by a16z and Goodwater Capital. Her personal health transformation inspired her to found Revero. Prior to founding Revero, Mahsa worked as an AI engineer in Silicon Valley, specializing in the development of AI solutions for IoT and analytics initiatives on big data from health sciences and medical diagnostics. She has created artificial intelligence models that have improved healthcare services for millions of people. In addition to this, she holds a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Industrial Engineering
AI Engineering
Seed funding
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Dan Bauer

Dan Bauer

President - Bauer & Associates Inc.
Marketing and Strategy Expert

Harvard Business School
MBA Exchange

Described as a "creative dynamo" by Inc. Magazine. A recognized expert in marketing and entrepreneurship, Dan Bauer founded The MBA Exchange education and career advisory firm ranked among the Inc. 5000. Since then, as head of Bauer & Associates, he has delivered high-impact, marketing guidance to clients ranging from Fortune 100 to startups in 30+ industries. Previously, he was SVP of Global Debit Marketing & Sales for MasterCard International and as VP of National Marketing for Citicorp. His career includes account management at DDB Needham and Ketchum Advertising. Bauer earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in general management and marketing. He ranked in the top 15% of his class in industry and competitive analysis.

SVP MasterCard
VP Citibank
Inc. 5000
Harvard MBA
Board Member MonogramGroup
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What Does a Healthcare Mentor Do?

A healthcare mentor uses their expertise in the healthcare industry to guide and support healthtech startup founders. Healthcare advisors typically have professional experience in both healthcare and technology spaces.

What Is Healthtech?

Healthtech (healthcare technology) is an industry that revolves around leveraging technology to solve problems in the healthcare industry. Healthtech encompasses nearly all aspects of healthcare, including:

What Is a Healthtech Startup?

Healthtech startups are fledgling companies that design and sell healthtech products. Early stage healthcare startups create the technology solutions that enable modern healthcare, from telehealth platforms to digital pharmacies and beyond.

There are all kinds of healthtech startups worth getting excited about right now:

What Are the Challenges that Healthcare Startups Face?

Early stage healthcare startups are regularly plagued by a few particular obstacles:

Mentorship from an experienced healthtech founder or investor is the best way to overcome hurdles like these. A mentor can work with you directly to help you develop tailored solutions and plan a path to success.

What Can a Healthcare Mentor Do for You?

A healthcare mentor from Mentorcam can help you whenever you are in the startup development process. They can help you validate your healthcare startup ideas, provide fundraising advice, guide your customer acquisition strategy, and more.

An experienced healthtech mentor can help you navigate the fragmented and often complex regulations that govern the healthtech industry, ensuring you always remain on the right side of patient privacy laws. They can also help you build a pitch deck and share fundraising tips to help you get financing from investors.

Mentorcam’s healthtech mentors all have proven track records in the healthtech market. They can use this hard-won experience to help you navigate the often cumbersome intricacies of the healthcare industry and improve adoption of your startup’s healthtech products. Your mentor can also support you through product development and advise you as you assemble the ideal development team.

Mentorship is the secret ingredient behind some of the fastest growing healthtech companies. With Mentorcam, you can get connected with qualified healthtech mentors and start expediting startup growth in practically no time.

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