Across Health went first to the heart of Healthcare Disruption in late 2015, and returned again in 2017 and 2018.

We have been to Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York and San Diego – and have left every city amazed by what is happening, and what it will mean. The excitement, ideas and innovation have left us scared about what is coming next – but every time, excited to find out more.

… and we’re going to do it again! Join us, and be part of the journey in 2019.


Disruption can come from many angles – from new players, new tactics, and insurgents from other industries. Or, more likely, all at once. Everyone thinks big, and no incumbents can guarantee a hungry start-up won’t take their lunch.

To understand why this is happening now, we go to the leading centres of innovation.

Who are the players, what are they doing, and how do they think?

We want you to feel the power of disruptive thinking.


Our unique Tour will take you to the key hubs of healthcare disruption – areas that hot-house the most competitive business environments on the planet. While individual companies may come and go, the tsunami of innovation will continue undeterred


Think that all start-ups on the East and West coast are tech companies? Think again.

They are now transport, communication or health companies – using new technology to eat the incumbents and disrupt entire industries. While healthcare may have been protected by being a ‘difficult’ or ‘regulated’ industry – this may no longer be the shield it once was….


It is an intense experience. New technology, new business models, new ways of working, and different cultures. This is what competitors of the future will look like, and how they will think.

This will give you a solid framework to assess future trends in healthcare – and of the threats and opportunities they pose for your business.

We will visit established players, as well as exciting new healthcare startups and industry disruptors, have input from leading experts and visionaries in their fields, and try to understand the strategies for incumbents in the healthcare space.

We are building the programme for 2019 – and it will include companies at the intersection of technology and healthcare.

We are building the programme for 2019 – and it will include companies at the intersection of technology and healthcare.


  • Arrival
    January 15
    Arrive in San Francisco on January 15th
  • San Francisco / Valley Area Bus Stops
    January 16-18
    Visit companies on the ‘tour bus’
    • Andreesen Horowitz
    • uBiome
    • MyHealthTeams
    • SCRIPPS Translational Science Institute
    • Qualcomm Venture
    • Indie Bio
    • Elevar
    • Fitbit
    • More to come!

    Led by your expert thought leader tour guides who are on hand to discuss/share experiences

  • Transfer
    January 18
    Direct flight transfer to New York on evening of January 18
  • New York Bus Stops
    January 19-20
    Visit companies on the ‘tour bus’
    • IBM Watson Health
    • StartUp Health
    • Zocdoc
    • Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology,Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    • Sinai App Lab, Mount Sinai Medical Center
    • More coming soon!

    Led by your expert thought leader tour guides who are on hand to discuss/share experiences

  • Return
    January 21
    Return home with a baggage full of inspiring ideas and experience.



Startup using blockchain technology to track products and collect data securely across the entire supply chain


UCSF technology center bridging the gap between technology and the human brain, enabling new insights and treatments

Andreessen Horowitz

One of the most prestigious VC firms in the valley – with an ever-growing belief that Software is eating Healthcare.

Plug and Play Tech Centre

Plug and Play is an incubator, an accelerator, an investor and a workspace in the heart of Silicon Valley – with a burgeoning portfolio of resident and internationally renowned investments and partners.


Quid is an AI powered research tool, which ingests unstructured data and outputs insight.

Sempre Health

Using behavioural economics to drive patient behaviour between the doctors office and the pharmacy


Designing the future of interactive digital customer engagement and experience

Color Genomics

Finding out what genes say about some disease risk and how you may respond to medications.


Changing the very way we think about health insurance.


Guided ‘bus’ tour – visiting 3-4 centres of excellence per day

Each ‘bus stop’ innovation company meeting will last approx. 1-2 hours:

      • Mix of presentation and discussion
      • Current and future trends driving their specialty area
      • The inspiration behind their core offering/innovation, how they ‘broke through’
      • How they structured internally and networked externally to embrace innovation
      • Future challenges they see in healthcare disruption

Option to stay on for further discussion and ‘catch up the bus’

Back to hotel, share experiences and discuss the innovative day over group dinner

A typical tour day

We hope that you will have a marvelously inspiring and fun week. We are looking forward to visiting these electrifying companies and experiencing this new frontier firsthand. But above all, we are eager to share the sheer brute force and excitement of disruption with a fantastic group of people. May you get a lot of disruptive goose-bumps this week!

Peter Hinssen (Chairman Nexxworks)                  

Fonny Schenck (CEO, Across Health)


Fonny Schenck is a managing partner of Across Group and CEO of Across Health, a global consultancy focused on impactful innovative customer-centric approaches in healthcare. Fonny likes to work at the exciting intersection of technology, business strategy and innovation. His recent strategic focus areas are the impact of mhealth on the business model for pharma.

Peter Hinssen is a global thought leader on the impact of technology on society. He is a recognized writer, lectures at the LBS and is also a board advisor on innovation and technology. He leads executive education workshops around the innovation potential of technology, and is a passionate and much sought-after keynote speaker. In addition, he is an experienced organizer & facilitator of Disruption Tours.

This is how our participants experienced the 2017 Tour

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