Judge - Entrepreneur-In-Residence at The Francis Crick Institute
Barbara has worked on the commercial side of life sciences for thirty years, first in a large organisation (ICI/Zeneca/AstraZeneca), before transitioning to the entrepreneurial world of biotech. She joined the Francis Crick Institute in January 2018, where she helps to run an accelerator called KQ Labs, which is focused on start-ups making use of data and AI applied to health. Barbara is also Chief Business Officer at Autifony, where she is responsible for strategic partnering, fundraising and commercial aspects of drug development for CNS disorders. In addition, she currently chairs the LifeArc Seed Fund Investment Committee, and sits on the Cambridge Enterprise Seed Fund Investment Committee. Barbara was also Chair of Puridify, a UCL spin-out with a breakthrough biotherapeutics purification technology, which was acquired by GE in November 2017. Previously, Barbara was CEO of Stabilitech, and she was Commercial Director at Arrow Therapeutics until the Company was acquired by AstraZeneca. Barbara was also Senior Business Development Manager at Celltech. Barbara has BA and DPhil in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, and is a Sloan Fellow from London Business School.
Dr Iris Good
Judge - Chairman at Good Relations India
Chairman & MD of Good Relations India, an award-winning Indo-British Market Entry & Positioning consultancy with pan-India offices. Iris has been involved in entrepreneurship, technology innovation and commercialization for over 25 years and in market entry to India for two decades. Her company has handled clients like Apple, Bloomberg, Cartier, CNBC, Marks & Spencer and the UN. Iris has a PhD in Biochemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science and two post docs in molecular biology and brain research. She is an experienced NED, a mentor at London Business School and member of Investment Committee at Cambridge Enterprise Seed Fund.
Judge - Founding Partner at HS
James is a Founding Partner at HS.Ventures, which builds, scales and invests in the best healthtech startups. He covers healthtech for Forbes as a contributor and hosts the HS.Health-Tech Podcast, which is listened to in more than 90 countries. James has supported the best healthtech startups on the planet and those companies have gone on to impact millions of patients globally. James is an anaesthetics and ICU doctor by training, has held roles in leadership, management and innovation at NHS England, Health Education England and the British Medical Journal and previously directed an accelerator that provided startups with market access to the NHS, saving £48m for the UK health service. He has degrees in biomedical sciences and education and is a guest lecturer on healthtech innovation and entrepreneurship at University College London.
Judge - Managing Partner at ConAlliance UK
Cliff Murphy is the managing partner at ConAlliance UK, an international Healthcare advisory company based in London. He has undertaken a variety of M&A and licensing transactions across the globe and is extremely passionate about the development and commercialisation of new healthcare technologies. Cliff worked on the commercial side of JnJ before transitioning to corporate development and identifying early stage healthtech companies. Cliff is responsible for international business at ConAlliance and he has been working with numerous early stage companies prior to fund raising or sale and is a board member for 2 fledgling companies. He completed his MBA at Bradford University specialising in Finance and International Business and has continued to update his knowledge through several executive programs from leading business schools globally. He is also visiting lecturer at Imperial College, London.
Judge - Illumina
Anya Roy is the current Investment Partner for Illumina. She previously started at Syrona, a digital women’s health company which successfully launched operations in the UK alongside pharmaceutical collaborations with Merck. She also worked at Goldman Sachs and in life science venture Capital at IP Group, where she was on the board of Pancregenesis and Genomics Plc. She was listed as the Top 100 BAME leaders in Tech UK and one of the 50 Movers and Shakers in Lifesciences. She has mentored over 15 start-ups. Anya has an MPhil in Bioscience from Cambridge University and an MBA from Oxford.
Judge - Partner at Wilbe Ventures
Devika is Partner at London based Wilbe Ventures where she helps scientists commercialise research to solve some of the world’s biggest problems in health, climate and security. Formerly head of new product development at IBM Watson in New York, Devika spent five years commercialising artificial intelligence solutions for large financial services and health enterprises across USA and Europe. She began her career as a strategy management consultant with Accenture India. She is an angel investor in early stage AI startups. Devika serves on the Board of Collette, a world leading travel company. Professionally trained dancer, she is on the Board of STEM from Dance, an award winning charity aimed at empowering minority students to pursue science related studies through dance. Devika completed her MBA from Yale University and a BA in economics from St. Stephens College India.
Dr Vishaal Virani
Mentor - Client Success Director at Ada Health
Dr. Vishaal Virani is the Client Success Director at Ada Health, an AI-powered health platform that helps people to better understand their health symptoms and to navigate to the most appropriate care. Vishaal started his career as an NHS doctor in the UK. Throughout his practice, he noticed the need for institutional change in the healthcare sector. The physician then shifted his career focus to healthcare strategy consulting, and began working with hospital groups and medical technology companies. At Ada, he is focused on forming partnerships with healthcare providers and insurers globally, and also ensuring the long-term success of these partnerships. Vishaal graduated from UCL Medical School and completed his medical training at King’s College Hospital in London. He has also co-founded Doctorpreneurs - the world’s largest community of medical professionals who share an interest in health entrepreneurship. He has now relocated to the US to help Ada expand.
Mentor - Associate Partner at Breed Reply
Mr. Gabriele Dini is an Associate Partner at Breed Reply, the investment arm of the Reply SpA group focusing on early stage European IoT and Deep Tech startups. He has been working in venture capital for more than nine years, leading 18 seed and series A investments and completing 40 transactions across different sectors, from digital to biotechnology. Before moving into VC, Gabriele held research and project management roles in multinational academic and industrial environments (Gambro, Cleveland Clinic Foundation), in Europe and the United States. Gabriele holds a BEng and MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, complemented by an MBA with focus on strategy and finance (SDA Bocconi) and by a Masters in Finance with a corporate finance concentration (London Business School).
Mentor - Founder and Chief Executive at Regent's Park Healthcare
Anil is the Founder and Chief Executive of Regent’s Park Healthcare (RPH) – a company he founded 20 years ago at the London Business School whilst reading his MBA. RPH is the UK’s leading cardiology services company, delivering frontline patient care across a network of facilities working in partnership with the NHS. He has 30 years of healthcare and business management experience spanning a career as a medical officer and surgeon in the British Army and NHS. After leaving medicine he worked in biotechnology and healthcare equity research at Credit Suisse First Boston. He then served as Chief Executive of the European joint venture arm of a Kohlberg Kravis Roberts backed multi-billion dollar US cardiac services company. Anil has been a keen supporter of entrepreneurial activities at LBS since graduating. He has been a mentor on the LBS Entrepreneurship Summer School and judged the inaugural Healthtech Challenge (HTC) in 2015. He also mentored the winning HTC team at the 2018 event. He is the recipient of a number of business awards including the inaugural LBS 2010 Accomplished Entrepreneur Award. Anil is a Freeman of the City of London. He holds a Batchelor in Medicine and Surgery degree from Southampton University and MBA from London Business School.
Mentor - Managing Director at CI&T EMEA
Carolina is a Brazilian/Italian innovation senior executive focused on digital transformation who has worked supporting CXOs of pharmaceutical, banking and consumer goods companies in developing, executing innovation strategies (Roche, Sanofi, Johnson & Johnson) and creating new businesses (her own startups and new business ventures for clients such as Coca Cola, EMS Pharma among others). Her current role as Managing Director sees her on CI&T supporting different traditional companies to transform themselves through innovation in people, processes and product. She is a mentor for startups and digital companies. Carolina is a keen mentor for young women executives in established companies and entrepreneurs in health startups
Mentor - Global Strategy Lead Connected Care and Data at Hocoma AG
Before getting into the MedTech world, Kateryna started few and sold one successful company in EdTech, and made a prominent name in the Tech field around the world. At the beginning of 2015 she invested in HealthyLovedOnes, AgeTech startups in Hong Kong and founded HealthTech Network, an initiative for health and wellbeing ecosystem that facilitates investments, collaboration and awareness about new technology, AR/VR, data science and AI. With more than 12 years of solid experience, today she is Global Strategy Lead Connected Care and Data at Hocoma AG in Zurich. Kateryna completed 4 degrees in economics, international business, human rights, and MBA. She published a book on diversity as a tool for empowering women towards cross-functional and STEM careers and created a decade-long career in product management and strategy with government institutions and startups – all while being a mentor in HealthTech Challenge LBS, MedTech Superconnector and advisor at Kickstart Accelerator for the past 2 years, philanthropist, and public speaker.
Mentor - Entrepreneur
Corporate communicator, editor and publisher, entrepreneur, idealist, and mentor, Tam has three decades of business development experience in the hospitality, financial services, healthcare, and building technology sectors. Having been born in the USA and educated in Canada, and then having lived most of his working life in London, he is less concerned with allegiances to specific countries or cultures and more intrigued with the wonderful totality of Planet Earth and all who sail on her. Similarly, given his academic background in philosophy and his current passion for Artificial Intelligence, he tempers his amazement at the achievements of the human brain with an awareness of its shortcomings and the need for intelligence of any sort – human or artificial, animal or machine – to define itself by its results and benefits. Among the various ventures that Tam is involved with currently, he has particular hopes for a Smart Building technology services business in Germany and an interactive online museum celebrating London’s Fleet Street as the cradle of the English language. Tam has been a mentor and project judge on the London Business School Entrepreneurs Summer School for 18 years.
Mentor - Co-founder and Head of Product and Partnership Strategy at O-gate
Shoshana is a co-founder and Head of Product and Partnership Strategy at O-gate, a health tech company, which is building a Universal Digital Medicine Platform, to connect patients, healthcare providers and pharma companies to deliver personalised and cost-efficient outcomes at scale, as well as accelerating research. Shoshana has had a 20 years career in healthcare, spent largely in management and commercial roles, leading technology programmes and service transformation. Her experience spans both the NHS and commercial healthcare sectors, having worked for the Department of Health, NHS providers and commissioners as well as for companies such as Walgreens Boots Alliance, Healthcare at Home and Lloyds Pharmacy. She is passionate about the effective use of technology to enable new models of healthcare that deliver better clinical and economic value; improving both healthcare safety and efficiency. Currently studying for a second MSc in Global Public Health at Queen Mary University London, Shoshana also has a MSc in Collaborative Healthcare Management from the University of Salford and a BSc in Human Science.