A Leadership Dialogue with David Elmaleh, Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Co-Founder of PureTech, and Professor Jui Ramaprasad, Associate Professor, Information Systems, McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management.

Innovating with Impact

David Elmaleh, Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School & Co-Founder of PureTech in dialogue with Jui Ramaprasad, Associate Professor, Information Systems at Desautels.

Innovating with Impact

Building Successful Businesses from Science-based Discovery

A Leadership Dialogue with DAVID ELMALEH, Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Co-Founder of PureTech, and PROFESSOR JUI RAMAPRASAD, Associate Professor, Information Systems, McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management.

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Topics Discussed

  1. Life as an Academic, Life as an Entrepreneur (6:13)

  2. Adopting an Entrepreneurial mindset (20:22)

  3. Integrity in Innovation (33:42)

  4. Technological Entrepreneurship (45:07)

  5. The future of healthcare (47:31)


About the event

Date: September 14, 2016 - 5:30 - 7:00pm
Location: McGill Faculty Club Ballroom, 3450 McTavish Street, Montreal

Universities are full of bright, curious individuals asking fundamental questions. What isn’t evident is how breakthroughs are transformed into marketable products and services that combat complex health, environmental, and social challenges. How does an inventor adopt an entrepreneurial mindset, and how can multi-disciplinary expertise create purposeful solutions? 

Business development firms, like PureTech Ventures, are masters at turning discovery into profitable healthcare companies. Dr. David R. Elmaleh (Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, inventor entrepreneur, and Co-Founder of PureTech) shared insights on the role of technology in science-driven businesses. In dialogue with Professor Jui Ramaprasad (Associate Professor of Information Systems at Desautels) he imparted his experience ranging from building new enterprises to resolving conflicts of interest and working on teams.