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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.

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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.

Press Contact: Kirsten Mabry | (617) 495-4157

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