Creating Social Value Blog / Tag: Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship

Rebecca Obounou

Bolstering Growth in a Global Healthcare Startup

Hacking a Challenge In April 2018, the Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship co-hosted World Health Day 2018 with Olin and Wellesley Colleges. One of the sessions during that day was Beyond the Hack: Brainstorming Solutions with Global Healthcare Entrepreneurs. We convened four ventures who were over one year into their startup phase, had the…

Rebecca Obounou

Opportunities in Native American Healthcare

Flooring. That is the word that comes to mind when reflecting on the wealth of insights from our Global Health Learning Circle with Dr. Matt Tobey last November. The complexities and challenges of U.S. rural healthcare, particularly for the Indigenous American population, are harrowing. Dr. Tobey’s efforts are most admirable but there is a clear…

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Teaching Entrepreneurs to Embrace Their Inner Geek

by Ken Accardi MBA’05, healthcare tech entrepreneur & Babson adjunct instructor   When teaching how to transform businesses with digital technology, one of the first things I tell students is that I was raised as a Geek and not as a business person, but that it’s important for them to become Geeks as part of…

Rebecca Obounou

Creating Change in Haiti through Tech and ET&A

  Last spring, I was in full semester swing, wrapping up my last final exams and projects for my Babson MBA degree. I was eight months into my role as Assistant Director of The Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship (GHE). For my nonprofit organization, CHES, I was organizing a special event in Boston while…

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The CAMTech-Babson Innovation Leadership Fellowship

Last summer, through The Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship, Babson partnered with the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) as the lead event sponsor and curriculum adviser for the CAMTech Uganda Global Surgery Hack-a-thon at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). The event brought together over 250 innovators from more than…

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The Entrepreneurial Landscape of Healthcare in Kenya

By Ruth Shalom Kinyua ’19. Currently in my sophomore year and an international student from Nairobi, Kenya, I was drawn to The Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship’s programs focusing on entrepreneurship in the healthcare systems of developing countries. I was concerned about healthcare in Kenya, particularly because the public health system has had a…

Rebecca Obounou

Addressing Poverty Through Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship

I am first generation Haitian-American, born right here in the city of Cambridge. Reverse of how most Haitian-Americans experience Haiti, my parents returned to the country with our family (urban city kids) during my adolescence. We settled in Northern Haiti in a town called La Coupe Limbe and were surrounded by extremely poor neighbors who…

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A Doctor, An Engineer, and An Entrepreneur Walk Into A Surgical Suite…

By Wiljeana Jackson Glover, Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations and Information Management at Babson College and Co-Faculty Director of the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. “Most intellectual training focuses on analytical skills. Whether in literary criticism or scientific investigation, the academic mind is best at taking things apart. The complementary arts of…

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Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship Summit at Babson

We just wrapped up a tremendous Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship Summit here on campus from the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. 80 leaders in healthcare including one of our 2015 Social Innovator Award recipients Dr. Paul Farmer attended the day long summit. Everyone left the room inspired – we were honored and thrilled.…