OCED Carolina Innovations Seminar
Thursday, October 5, 2017
The Great Room, Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Followed by a networking reception in the same location

A Healthcare Start-up in a Crowded Vertical

David Levin, CEO

Amos Slaymaker

Measuring and improving the patient experience has become one of the top priorities of the healthcare system. The space is full of existing companies and solutions, all of whom want a piece of the nearly $2 trillion annual spend by hospitals and provider offices. Bivarus spun out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012 and is redefining how healthcare leaders capture and operationalize patient- and employee-generated insights to improve patient care and service operations.

David Levin, Chief Executive Officer, and Amos Slaymaker, VP of Sales and Business Development will discuss the lessons learned entering this space as well as what it’s been like growing from a one location / 10 employee company to one with over 70 employees and two locations in under a year.



Register for this event, free of charge: Register: October 5, 2017


This year the OCED Carolina Innovation seminars will be held entirely in the Great Room at Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery at the corner of Franklin and Columbia streets. The seminar runs from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed immediately by a networking reception in the same space.

Public Parking Options

Your best bet is public parking in one of the lots on Rosemary Street. Traveling from Raleigh/Durham, via Franklin Street, make a right on North Columbia Street. Take the next right on Rosemary Street. There are several lots on East Rosemary Street, all of which are pay lots. However, Top of the Hill will validate parking tickets at two of the lots for attendees at events in the Great Room. These are the Rosemary Columbia lot and the Wallace Parking deck.

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Campus Parking Options

Parking on campus is available, but it is sometimes difficult to find spaces. The Morehead Parking Lot is located on Franklin Street next to Morehead Planetarium. Another lot, the Swain Parking lot is located on Cameron Avenue. Be aware, however, that this lot is frequently reserved for events at Memorial Hall. From Raleigh/Durham via Franklin Street, make a left onto South Columbia Street. At the second light, make a left onto Cameron Avenue. The first left is the entrance to Swain Parking Lot. The charge for parking at campus lots is $1.00-1.25 per hour.
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Save the Date

September 7, 2017 Myla Lai-Goldman, CEO, GeneCentric Therapeutics
October 5, 2017 David Levin, CEO; Amos Slaymaker, VP Sales and Business Development, Bivarus, Inc.
November 2, 2017
December 7, 2017
January 11, 2018
February 1, 2018
March 1, 2018
April 5, 2018
May 3, 2018 Celebration of Inventorship
*Dates are subject to change 

              Carolina Innovations Seminar Sponsors



Myers Bigel Wyrick Robbins Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt, PA
Hutchison PLLC Withrow + Terranova Andrews Kurth Kenyon, LLP
Alston & Bird, LLP McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP



Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Thrive IP Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP