The VC and Customer will pitch you now: Philly Reverse Pitch

Fri, Apr 20, 2018, 5:30 PM (EDT)


We're flipping the script on the typical pitch, asking the experts, the investors, the practitioners, and BUYERS of our innovations:

"What do you want to see built for your community?"

Hear what Philadelphia's top aging and health care experts see as the biggest needs in their fields
Network with the best and brightest in health technology
Make new connections with investors and customers to help grow your business
Recruit innovators for your startup or enterprise
Learn how Aging2.0 is focusing innovation through its Grand Challenges

Opening Words from our Sponsor: Chetan Bagga, Managing Director, ASG
As Founder and Managing Director of Archetype Solutions Group (ASG), Mr. Bagga works with mid-market Health Care, Payer, and Health & Wellness enterprises to build sound, sustainable revenue streams by maximizing the value of their data and customer relationships.
ASG's venture arm builds joint ventures, or invests directly into venture partnerships with strategic co-investors. ASG leverages its experience with analytics, product development, and business strategy to drive rapid growth for its portfolio. Mr. Bagga received his B.A. in International Relations from Columbia University.
Thank you to ASG for sponsoring our event and providing space, food, and drinks!

Reverse Pitch Panel (20 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A)
Dr. Michael Golinkoff, President, PerformCare
Michael Golinkoff, Ph.D., M.B.A., is President of PerformCare, a behavioral health care subsidiary of AmeriHealth Caritas. In addition, Dr. Golinkoff is a Senior Vice President for AmeriHealth Caritas, focusing on innovation to address medical issues in the populations served by AmeriHealth Caritas. He has nearly 30 years of clinical and medical management experience.
Most recently, Dr. Golinkoff was Executive Vice President of Clinical Specialty Operations for Aetna Inc., where he was responsible for clinical and customer service operations centers. Prior to working at Aetna, Dr. Golinkoff held a number of senior leadership roles for United Behavioral Health.
Eric Steager, Managing Director, Independence Blue Cross
Eric Steager is the Managing Director, Strategic Innovation Portfolio and Director of Corporate Development & Innovation for Independence Blue Cross. Eric is responsible for the identification, analysis and execution of strategic equity investments, as well as mergers and acquisitions for IBX. Prior to joining IBC, he spent several years at both a private investment firm focused on venture capital and private equity investments, and Safeguard Scientifics, a publicly traded venture capital firm. Mr. Steager holds an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University.
Sheriff Popoola, EVP of Technology, HealthSignals
Sheriff Popoola is a Technology & Product Management/Strategy Executive with 25 years of global product strategy, engineering, business development and management experience. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Technology at HealthSignals, where he leads Development, Process, Architecture, Deployment, Strategy, and Program Mgt., of a fast-paced Start-Up providing Quad-Play and e-Health Infrastructure, Services, Analytics, and Applications to Senior Living facilities. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; MSc, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago; BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University.
John A. Prendergass, Associate Director, Ben Franklin Tech Partners
John Prendergass is Associate Director of the Health & Digital Health Investment Group at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA. He was previously an Intelligence Analyst at CB Insights where he co-led all private equity healthcare research and a Due Diligence Consultant for the Health & Digital Health group at BFTP. John is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and attended medical school at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Ben Franklin Tech Partners is the most active early stage capital provider for the region’s technology sectors. Ben Franklin combines best practices of venture capital with a public-spirited purpose: leading the region’s technology community to new heights, creating jobs and changing lives for the better. Ben Franklin is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and is funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority.

5:30 pm Welcome from our sponsor and Networking
Hear from Chetan Bagga, Managing Director of Archetype SG, on the types of investments they have made in the senior care space and enjoy informal networking with food and drinks courtesy of Archetype.

6:00 pm Reverse Pitch
Hear from four speakers representing the VC, health system, payer, and senior living perspective on paint points they are attempting to solve, solutions they would like to pilot, or areas they are interested in investing.

6:30 pm Breakout
Did one of the reverse pitches resonate with you? Head to a breakout room with the individual investor or executives to brainstorm further!

7:00 pm General Networking
Did you meet a potential investor or partner? Find an entrepreneur you want to work with? Continue the conversation!


  • Michael Golinkoff

    Michael Golinkoff

    AmeriHealth Caritas

    Senior Vice President

  • John Prendergass, M.D.

    John Prendergass, M.D.

    Ben Franklin Tech Partner

    Associate Director, Healthcare Investments

  • Sheriff Popoola

    Sheriff Popoola


    EVP of Technology

  • Eric Steager

    Eric Steager

    Independence Blue Cross

    Managing Director, Strategic Innovation


Friday, Apr 20
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)


Archetype SG
2124 Race Street Philadelphia19103


  • Chetan Bagga

    Chetan Bagga


    Founder and Managing Director

  • Dhruv Vasishtha

    Dhruv Vasishtha



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