Sibley Innovation Hub Presents Our Crash Course Series!!

The series will offer a variety of courses, seminars, and panels throughout the year that bring the brightest minds in the industry together to discuss how to accelerate innovation and disruption in healthcare. 


Part 1: Commercializing Digital Innovation

Understanding the Business of Healthcare Innovation

September 19th 8am to 1pm

Location: Sibley Innovation Hub 5255 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington DC 20016

The series kicks off with an introduction to various topics related to commercializing innovation. It will take place 8am-1pm in the Sibley Hospital Innovation Hub and includes lunch.

This half day is intended to provide Sibley clinicians and staff and Washington/Maryland/Virginia entrepreneurs with an understanding of approaches and resources to help create a successful business within a healthcare setting. The sessions will be focused primarily on digital, software, HIT and diagnostic types of innovation, however the concepts will also be applicable to pharma, biotech, process innovation.

Moderated by:

Brian Van Winkle, MBA, Executive Director for Sibley Innovation Hub

Rishab Shah, MHA, Sr. Manager of Technology Innovations Sibley Innovation Hub

Organized by:

Wilnise Jasmin, MD, MBA

Design to Commercialization
Discuss ways to go from a design thinking concept to a flourishing business

Nitin Vaswani, MD, MBA, MPH Venture Capital Investor and Digital Health Expert

Determining Which Idea Can be Made into a Business
Learn about strategies for ideation and rapid prototyping

Ritesh Patel, Ogilvy Partner/Health & Wellness CDO

I-Corps Principles and Your Innovation Strategy
Apply I-Corps principles to your innovation strategy

Megan Wahler, FastForward Program Manager for Johns Hopkins University

Bringing Lean Startup Thinking into the Enterprise
How to identify a problem worth solving

Ajit Verghese, General Partner Humble Ventures

Raising Money
Learn about how to find the right financial partners to support your idea

Mark Komisky Entrepreneur In-Residence and Inclings/A-Level Capital

From Prototype to MVP
Explore resources available at the Johns Hopkins Technology Innovation Center to develop a minimally viable product

Patrick Ostendarp, Product Development Lead for Johns Hopkins Technology Innovation Center

Leveraging Institutional Resources, Technologies and Expertise to Spur Innovation
How to test and scale your ideas within and beyond the Johns Hopkins network

Sanford Wu, VP of Business Development and Strategic Alliances at Johns Hopkins Medicine

How to Give the Perfect Pitch
Learn the best format for your pitch deck

Ryan Ross, Chief Innovation Officer Halcyon

Closing Remarks

Chip Davis, CEO Sibley Memorial Hospital

Download the full agenda here

** For information, email Dr. Wilnise Jasmin, MD, at **

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Location: Sibley Innovation Hub   5255 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington DC 20016


  • Driving, you can park in the main 5-level parking structure off of Dalecarlia (you can park on any level – ignore the confusing signage about staff parking). The parking garage feeds into Building A/Medical Office Building – you’ll need to go through there to get to the Main Building and then the old building where the Innovation Hub is.

  • Taxi or rideshare, have them drop you off at the main turn-around (with a clock tower) in front of the main building.

  • Public transportation: Sibley Hospital is served by the D6 and M4 Metrobus routes. The D6 route connects with Metrorail at Stadium Armory, Union Station, Metro Center, Farragut Square and Dupont Circle in downtown Washington. The M4 connects with the Tenleytown Metro. Sibley is also served by the Number 23 Ride-On Bus, which connects at the Friendship Heights Metro.


Once on the Sibley Campus, follow these directions to find the Innovation Hub:

  • Enter the new lobby. With the welcome desk and Centre Sibley concierge on your right, head towards the piano and stairs.

  • Just past the stairs, turn left.

  • Pass the coffee cart. Enter the old hospital.

  • At the elevator lobby, turn left, following the signs for Administration.

  • The Hub is on the left and clearly visible from there.