Life Science & Healthcare Founders Fireside Chat with Chesley Chen

4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Virtual Event via Zoom

Update on COVID-19: The Harvard Innovation Labs has always been a hub for inventive thinking. All our programming and events will continue virtually. We will email Zoom information after you register.

Session Topic: The 30 Years War: Battle Scars and Victories in the Business of Healthcare

Overview: Please join us for a Fireside Chat with Chesley Chen, CEO of Harvard i-lab start-up g.Root Bio. Chen has been at the front lines of healthcare for over 30 years. He has worked with patients, providers, payers, and pharmas with businesses such as CIGNA, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Health Dialog, Good Measures, Matria, and g.Root Bio. Come hear some real life stories — the stuff they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School!

Speaker: Chesley Chen

Speaker Bio: Chesley Chen is Chief Executive Officer of g.Root Biomedical Services, a biotech start-up that uses AI to save cancer patients by finding targeted treatments that were overlooked by doctors and genetic test companies. He is Strategic Advisor to numerous CEOs, Boards, and start-ups in digital health, life sciences, and other technology-driven industries. Chen has wide ranging experience as chief executive officer, entrepreneur, engineer, and Board member. He has worked with start-ups and large corporations that include Health Dialog, Good Measures, CIGNA, Miavita/Matria, Goldman Sachs, Sprint Telecom, and the Hughes Aircraft Company.

Chen volunteers as Co-Chair of Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology (WEST), as Strategic Advisor to the Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship at University of Massachusetts, and as judge for the Tufts Launchpad Accelerator. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tufts University, M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, and M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He is a devoted family man, rock climber, and black belt in Shotokan karate. Find him on LinkedIn.

Life Science & Healthcare Founders Fireside Chat with Chesley Chen
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