Updates on Life Summit, HRI, & Happy Hour

Keynote Speaker Revealed!


We are excited to announce a few important updates leading up to AI LA’s third annual Life Summit on October 21st.

First, we are hosting our monthly virtual Special Interest Group on September 27th on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) in Healthcare. Dr. Ross Mead (VP of AI LA, and Founder/CEO of Semio) will be moderating a panel of entrepreneurs and scientists, including LA-based Labrador Systems.

Secondly, to kick off the new school year, we are co-hosting an in-person happy hour on September 29th with Biotech Connection Los Angeles — the premier student-led organization focused on inspiring, educating, and connecting emerging scientists and entrepreneurs to grow and diversify biotech in LA.

Last but not least, we are overwhelmed with gratitude to have Dr. Renee Dua, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of HeyRenee as our Life Summit 2021 Keynote speaker!

Co-founders Dr. Renee Dua and Nick Desai have both lived a life of Southern California excellence!

Together, they have attended UCLA, UCI, UC San Diego, and USC and are a power couple at the forefront of the telemedicine industry. They have created HeyRenee to serve as a digital best friend that can bridge the divide in the digital transformation of American healthcare.

HeyRenee is a uniquely patient-centric digital health platform designed to make better healthcare a reality for all Americans, especially the elderly, underserved, and those managing chronic conditions. They just raised a $3.8 million seed round by Quiet Capital, Mucker Capital, Fika Ventures, Tau Ventures, Global Founders Capital, and SaaS Venture Capital, and they are actively hiring!

Dr. Renee Dua’s mission and vision align with Life Summit’s themed 2021 programming around the Life Cycle: Birth, Growth, and Longevity.

So how can we develop a more equitable healthcare system, so we can all live a longer, healthier, and happier life? Join us for talks and breakout sessions to participate in this conversation and more.

Digital health and biotech companies should apply for our startup showcase. The full agenda and speaker list will be announced in the coming weeks.