White Hat 2022 is a key component of

Arizona Bioscience Week.

September 25 - 30, 2022





All registered attendees for White Hat 2022 will receive an invitation to the Arizona Bioscience Week app.  (AZBW2022)

This is your guide and access point for:

  • Arizona Bioscience Week Educational Events

  • White Hat 2020 Keynotes and Panels*

  • White Hat 2022 Company Presentations*

  • White Hat 1:1 Partnering*

*Requires White Hat 2022 Registration 

We suggest that you whitelist Arizona Bioscience Week no-reply@jujama.com in your email system so that you do not miss important messages and your personalized agenda reminders.


Proceedings - Wednesday, September 28, 2022


Celebrate with us at the AZBio Awards

Phoenix Convention Center, West Ballroom

Meet our Students - Connect with our Innovators - Join us  for Dinner

When you register for White Hat, you will be registered for the AZBio Awards as our guest.

Learn More


Proceedings - Thursday, September 29, 2022


Checking In

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Partnering Open

7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Registration - Networking - Continental Breakfast 

North Building - Second Floor Lobby (221 - 223)

White Hat 1:1 Partnering Meetings

North Building - Room 222

General Session

8:30 AM - 9:25AM

Welcome - Opening General Session

Raising Unicorns - A conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger

North Building - Room 224

By August 2019, Zoonie LLC had grown from a “NewCo” in 2013 with a founding capitalization of under $20 million to an acquisition valuation of greater than $ 1+ Billion. This is the story of how a creative CEO, Medical Group and Board of Managers re-invented at least one chapter of the revival of the previously moribund US Physician Practice Management Industry.

  • Jeff LeBenger, MD – Founding Chair and CEO of “Zoonie LLC”- The Summit Medical Group Physician Practice Management Company and Executive Chair of Summit Health
  • Jacque Sokolov, MD – Founding Independent Manager and Chair of the Compensation Committee of “Zoonie LLC” – The Summit Medical Group Physician Practice Management Company
Jeffrey Le Benger
Jacque J Sokolov MD

Pitch Sessions

9:30 AM - 10:25 AM

Innovator Breakout Tracks

Rooms 221A and 221C 

General Session

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Investor Perspectives: Early Stage Opportunities

North Building - Room 224

Joan Koerber-Walker
Navin Govind
Mitzi Krockover, MD
Rich Upton

Pitch Sessions

11:05 AM - 12:00 PM

Innovator Breakout Tracks

Rooms 221A and 221C 

Lunch Session

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Buffet Lunch

North Building - Room 224

What Comes Next? 

We have seen – and will see – industry shaping events in 2022.  As we look towards 2023 and beyond, join us for a thought provoking discussion about what comes next.

Joan Koerber-Walker
Nick Shipley

Pitch Sessions

1:05 PM - 2:00 PM

Innovator Breakout Tracks

Rooms 221A and 221C 

General Session

2:05 PM - 3:00 PM

Investor Perspectives: Partnering with Strategics

North Building - Room 224

Randal Schulhauser
Jyotsna Ghai
Andy Muller

Pitch Sessions

3:05 PM - 4:00 PM

Innovator Breakout Tracks

Rooms 221A and 221C 

General Session

4:05 PM - 5:00 PM

Investor Perspectives: The Next Round - Later Stage Investments

North Building - Room 224

Mara G Aspinall
Jack Florio
Yao Ho Lyfe Capital
Andy Lombard


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for the Closing Cocktail Reception hosted by Snell & Wilmer

Second Floor North Lobby across from Registration