Entrepreneur on how to inspire change by embracing innovation 

Keynote | Monday, October 2  

Marcus Whitney is a founding partner of Jumpstart Health Investors (JHI), the most active early-stage healthcare venture capital firm in America. Of JHI’s funds, Marcus leads Jumpstart Nova, the first healthcare venture fund in America investing exclusively in Black founded and led startups. 

Marcus is also co-founder and minority owner of Major League Soccer team, Nashville Soccer Club. 

Marcus is the author of the Amazon #1 best-selling book “Create and Orchestrate,” about claiming your Creative Power through entrepreneurship. His work has been featured by Entrepreneur, CNBC, Inc., NPR, Fast Company, and The Atlantic.  

Marcus is an Aspen Health Innovators Fellow and a member of the board of the Celtic Bank, Healthcare Finance Management Association, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation, OZ Arts, and Launch Tennessee. 

Marcus actively competes in Jiu Jitsu as an IBJJF World Master Champion and trains on the competition team at Renzo Gracie Nashville. He is married and has two adult sons