For our inaugural event in Tampa, we are teaming up with Techstars for Startup Week Tampa Bay! Join us for three unique events focused on highlighting the Bay Area’s health & technology sector that will engage, inform, and inspire! (Make sure to check out our other Tampa Bay StartupWeek events, “Health Innovation Exchange” and “CEO Roundtable“)
Hackathons, Gaming, and Healthcare, oh my! For Health Innovators’ “Hacking Healthcare” we are taking an in-depth look at how video game and simulation technology are impacting healthcare. After their talk, our speakers will take audience Q&A, so make sure to have your questions prepared.
Our first speaker is:
Kunal Patel is a Central Florida tech leader and serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in roles spanning leadership, software development, sales and creative partnerships. He serves as co-founder of brandVR, a Virtual and Augmented Reality platform for driving sales, marketing, education business goals with an immersive wow factor. In 2016, brandVR developed three VR experiences for NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
He is also the co-founder of Indienomicon, the largest community organization for game development studios in the southeast, Mr. Patel helped to grow local community talent from six studios in 2013 to 40+ by 2017 sparking economic development and structure around talent.
In 2015, he co-founded Indie Galactic Space Jam, a successful annual collaborative event between the Orlando gaming industry and the space industry to rapidly prototype games that drive excitement for space travel and exploration. Additionally, in 2015, he founded the Orlando Game Space, a collaborative game co-working facility to provide resources to indie game developers and robust professional services in games, digital media, VR and AR development to the marketplace.