From idea to impact: The new market for public health entrepreneurs
June 14th, 2022 ~ 01:00pm - 02:00pm
Virtual event; register for details
A program of The Studio at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Investors have traditionally given short shrift to public health, seeing it as a field for do-gooders, not a vehicle for profits. But that’s starting to change. More academic researchers and public health professionals are seeking to take their discoveries commercial, and more investors are willing to listen.
This panel brings together founders and investors to talk about the challenges — and rewards— of developing affordable goods and services aimed at improving health on a population scale.
Mariana Matus (@MarianaMatusG), CEO and Co-founder, Biobot Analytics
Tim Rowe (@cicnow), Founder and CEO, Cambridge Innovation Center
George Scangos (@Vir_Biotech), President, CEO and Director, Vir Biotechnology
Dan Wexler, CEO, EatWell Meal Kits
Jenny Yip, Managing Partner, Adjuvant Capital
Meg Tirrell (@megtirrell), Senior Health and Science Reporter, CNBC
The event is hosted by the new Harvard Public Health magazine, which has been transformed into a global platform for reporting and commentary on public health. Harvard Chan School will be launching a new magazine website this month—including a feature story on public health entrepreneurship. Sign up here for updates from the magazine.