Announcing Rock Health for Portable Talks 2014

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014

Dr. Nate Gross, one of the world’s leading innovators in digital healthcare, will be visiting Australia as a guest of Portable in May.

Based in San Francisco, Gross is the co-founder of  Rock Health, a full-service seed fund supporting startups working at the intersection of healthcare and technology. By fusing the power of Silicon Valley with medical innovation, their aim is to disrupt the healthcare industry by lowering the barriers to innovating in this nearly three trillion dollar industry. With an MD from Emory University School of Medicine, a BA in Government and an MBA from Harvard, he is uniquely qualified to straddle health and the crowded fields of digital technology and startup funding.

Founded in 2011, Rock Health provides tech startups with funding, full service support and access to partners that span medical institutions, venture capital firms and corporate strategic partners. The organisation has over 55 active companies in their portfolio and have to date raised more than US $100m in funding. Nate is also a co-founder of Doximity, an online professional network for nearly 35% of all U.S. physicians and itself an outstanding example of Healthcare 3.0.

His work has been lauded by the likes of The New York Times, The Economist, Forbes, Mashable, Inc., and TechCrunch. His credentials – an MD, a BA in government, and an MBA from Harvard means he is uniquely qualified to straddle health and the crowded fields of digital technology and startup funding.

At this exclusive Portable Talks Event, Nate will address the following critical themes:

  • Trends in digital health;
  • How to innovate in heavily regulated industries;
  • Lessons in innovation from Silicon Valley;
  • Medical communication, mobile technology and social media;
  • Breaking down barriers to entrepreneurship and communication in healthcare;
  • Entrepreneurship, and
  • Venture capital funding in healthcare.

The events consist of a keynote presentation, Q&A and post-event networking and are a must-see for those working in digital innovation, healthcare technology, startups, or high-tech funding.

The events details are as follows;

Sydney – 6 May 2014 

Powerhouse Museum – Coles Theatre, 500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney

8.30 am for a 9am start – 10.30 am

Includes morning tea

Ticket Price $95.00/$85.00 Concession or $75.00 Earlybird special


Melbourne – 8 May 2014 

Design Hub – Building 100. Corner Victoria and Swanston Streets, Carlton. 3053

4pm for 4.30 start – 6pm

Includes afternoon tea

Ticket Price $95.00/$85.00 Concession or $75.00 Earlybird special

The first Portable tour for 2013 sold out four weeks in advance, so take advantage of earlybird pricing and secure your spot.