The Pitfalls and Promise of Healthcare Hackathons

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Date: Thursday, December 17
Time:1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST

"Innovation" has become a powerful catalyst for change in healthcare and a rallying point for industry's diverse stakeholders. But "disruption" can also be a trap when the disruptors are disillusioned about what it takes to exert real change. Mandira Singh, Director of More Disruption Please at athenahealth, the firm's one-year-old accelerator program, will speak about the opportunities and pitfalls of the new wave of hackathons on healthcare, and learnings from the last five MDP Hackathons.


Mandira Singh, Director of More Disruption Please, athenahealth 

Mandira Singh is a Director at athenahealth where she runs athena's More Disruption Please program. In addition to leading the MDP Marketplace, Mandira is responsible for growing the MDP accelerator, athena's investment vehicle for seed stage companies. Prior to joining athena, Mandira was an investment professional at Essex Woodlands, a growth equity and venture capital firm focused on healthcare. At Essex Woodlands, Mandira invested across sub-sectors of healthcare, spending the majority of her time on services and IT investments.

Mandira started her career at J.P. Morgan, where she worked in the North America Healthcare Coverage Group and then the Private Equity Co-Investing group in New York. Mandira holds a BA in Economics from Vassar College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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