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Networking in Health & Life Sciences: How to Maximize Industry Events

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Should you attend HIMSS or JPM? How do you get out of the poster section at Bio? This workshop will introduce you to the world of health tech and biotech industry tradeshows and business meetings. Get familiar with different types of events, and learn how to prepare for them and how to network effectively.


Jorge Cortell is the senior advisor for health care and life sciences. A serial entrepreneur, Jorge has founded six bootstrapped and profitable startups (five exits and one shutdown, including a paper unicorn) in three countries and across five industries. His pioneering innovations in health care technology—used by hospitals in 15 countries to diagnose and treat millions of patients—span the areas of AI, precision medicine, clinical genomics, medical imaging, digital pathology, and augmented reality. During his time as venture partner at NLC, the largest health tech venture studio in Europe, Jorge also co-built seven startups.

John Memarian is the vice president for the imaging and informatics practice at CitiusTech. Prior to that, John was president at Global Newborn Solutions; president and chief commercial officer at Kanteron Systems; president of channel partnership and international divisions at Merge (acquired by IBM); CEO, Americas Operation, and VP of global marketing at Mach 7 Technologies; North America practice director of clinical imaging and informatics at maxIT Healthcare (acquired by Leidos); senior product specialist at McKesson; cardiology accounts executive at GE Healthcare; and vice president of business development at Columbus Regional Hospital. John holds a master’s degree in management, strategy, and leadership from Michigan State University; a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Chapman University; and an associate’s degree in health services from Orange Coast College.


The Harvard Innovation Labs welcomes attendees of all abilities to our events, both in person and online.

Requests for American Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance, if possible. Please note that the University will make every effort to secure services, but that services are subject to availability.

If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about physical access, please contact i-lab@harvard.edu in advance of the event.


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February 27
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Harvard Innovation Labs
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