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UCLA Biodesign Fireside Chat Monthly Series:

With President, Co-founder & Managing Partner of StartupHealth Unity Stoakes
Thursday, 2/17/2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PT

About the Speaker:

Unity Stoakes is on a life-long mission to achieve the impossible: to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. By combining the power of moonshot thinking, a transformer mindset, and collaborative communities, he believes anything is possible. In 2011, Unity co-founded StartUp Health with Steven Krein, his business partner of more than 20 years, to invest in a global army of entrepreneurs, called Health Transformers, to embark on one extraordinary crusade: to achieve health moonshots, each of which can improve the lives of at least one billion people.

Today, StartUp Health has the world’s largest portfolio of health innovation companies (nearly 400 from 26 countries and 6 continents) and has assembled a worldwide network of 300,000 plus innovators, industry leaders, and investors committed to supporting the entrepreneurs reinventing the future of health. Over the coming years, StartUp Health will invest in and mobilize thousands of Health Transformers committed to achieving Health Moonshots.

Unity has been a tech entrepreneur since the mid-nineties, previously co-founding OrganizedWisdom and helping build The Privacy Council, Middleberg Interactive, and Webstakes.com/Promotions.com, which he helped take public on NASDAQ with his business partner of 25 years, Steven Krein.

Unity has written for Forbes and TechCrunch, appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN, NPR and USA Today, and shares his ideas with entrepreneurs, world leaders and CEOs around the world about the future of health. He is the publisher of StartUp Health Magazine and co-host of StartUp Health NOW, a weekly podcast about Health Transformers.

Unity grew up on a farm in Oxford, Iowa, went to Boston University and currently lives in Berkeley, CA, with his wife and two young kids.


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