10.10.10 announces 10 wicked problems, CEOs who will tackle over 10 days in event's year two

Wednesday June 22, 2016 0 comments Tags: Denver, 10.10.10 Health, Tom Higley, Amy Latham, Colorado Health Foundation, Frank Ricotta, BurstIQ


DENVER -- 10.10.10 Health  has announced the 10 “wicked problems” that will be addressed by 10 CEOs over the next 10 days as the 10.10.10 program enters its second year.

Founded by Denver entrepreneur Tom Higley, 10.10.10 aims to take on some of the most difficult problems facing the health industry.

“10.10.10 Health is back and with it a growing sense that entrepreneurs hold the key to tackling some of the world’s wicked problems,” said Higley on June 20.

“The next 10 days will be inspiring and I hope that the community will join us in exploring these problems and how they can be addressed.”

The Colorado Health Foundation has partnered with 10.10.10 Health as part of its efforts to actively engage the private sector in initiatives that will improve the health of Colorado.

“The Foundation is excited to be a part of this year’s 10.10.10 Health,” said Amy Latham, Colorado Health Foundation’s VP of philanthropy.

“We understand that solutions to some wicked problems can be solved by bringing together impact entrepreneurs and believe the 10.101.10 event will once again bring attention to our state’s health issues.”

This year’s wicked problems include Alzheimer’s; childhood obesity; improving healthcare quality; improving health literacy, insurance and decision-making; chronic pain management; aging; mental health management; reducing administrative burden; and toxic stress and adverse childhood events.

The 10 serial CEOs taking part this year include:

  • Hector Rodriguez, Denver
  • Spencer Hutchings, San Diego
  • Brendan Marshall, San Francisco
  • Pam Nurrie, Denver
  • Majid Boroujerdi, Washington, D.C.
  • Eric Marcoullier, Boulder
  • Philip Stehlik, San Francisco
  • Doug Kittelsen, Denver
  • Cathy Capiener, Los Angeles
  • Kenneth Bellian, Denver

“The prospective CEOs can expect to be challenged intellectually, professionally and personally,” said Frank Ricotta, founder and CEO of BurstIQ, the first company to spin out of last year’s 10.10.10.

“They’re called wicked problems for a reason. But they can also expect to be surrounded by a wicked team whose only purpose is to help them solve these problems.

“Many of the individuals they meet will become lifelong friends. From my own experience, the relationships I attribute to 10.10.10 accelerated the development of BurstIQ at least 18 months.”

A “mid-point” event is set for June 24 with the final closing event on June 30.

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