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2017 Community Events
11 The Power of Telling a Great Story (Boston)
22-27 Healthcare Trade Mission to South Africa and Kenya

Program Descriptions 

The Power of Telling a Great Story

As active members of our community, Harvard Innovation Lab is delighted in invite you to this year’s HUBweek event, The Power of Telling a Great Story,” featuring Kara Miller, the host and creator of WGBH Radio’s nationally-syndicated Innovation Hub. It’s going to be a fascinating evening, so please share this information with your networks as well.

The annual city-wide HUBweek celebration explores the future being built here in Boston at the intersections of art, science, and technology. Every year, the Harvard Innovation Labs collaborates with HUBweek to offer the greater Boston community a rare insider’s view of our ecosystem of innovation. This year, the event will take place on October 11.

Kara Miller knows what makes a great business story, with insights gleaned from scores of interviews with some of today’s most innovative and creative thinkers. In the radio world, great tales are called “driveway moments” — stories so good you stay in your car in your driveway just to hear the ending.  The event will also feature a mini Story Slam with group of select Harvard i-lab Venture Incubation Program (VIP) teams sharing their own remarkable stories of discovery and inspiration.

After exploring storytelling, we’ll be showcasing of our latest Harvard Innovation Labs venture teams, demonstrating what their innovative and groundbreaking companies are up to.  

Oh, and did we mention there’ll be free ice cream? We’ll also be holding our annual community ice cream social in conjunction with the event, with free Ben & Jerry’s for all.

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Avenue, Boston
Cost: No charge
Contact: Harvard Innovation Labs at 617-495-6000

Click here for additional details and to register online

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Have You Considered Africa?

Healthcare Trade Mission to South Africa and Kenya

Optional Add-On Stops: Ethiopia, Ghana, OR Mozambique

Dates: October 22-27, 2017

Trade Mission Features:

Join the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, on a forward looking mission to gain market insights and solidify business strategies for the African continent.  Meet industry leaders and government officials and learn about upcoming projects across the sub-Saharan region.  Join tours and networking events, and meet one-on-one with pre-screened potential business partners.

Target Sectors Holding High Potential for U.S. Companies:

  • Medical equipment/devices

  • Laboratory equipment

  • Dental equipment

  • Emergency equipment

  • Imaging and Diagnostic equipment

  • Physiotherapy and Orthopedic equipment/devices

  • Healthcare information technology

  • Products and technologies for other allied health sectors

Costs for Trade Mission: Small and Medium Size Enterprise (fewer than 500 employees): $4,375; Large Enterprise: $5,975; Each additional Attendee: $950

Registration Deadline: Mission delegates will be accepted on a rolling basis until at least 10 participants are selected with a maximum of 15. Applications received after June 30, 2017, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

Questions? Contact Michelle Ouellette or visit

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Interested in Learning More? Join our Webinar!

Countries in Africa are facing increasing needs for healthcare services due to changing lifestyles in the region. A growing middle class demanding better healthcare represents opportunities for U.S. healthcare technology companies.

Learn about opportunities and challenges for U.S. healthcare companies in the sub-Saharan Africa region. Join us on this webinar to hear about opportunities for U.S. healthcare companies in this region. Participants will:

  • Receive an overview of the healthcare market in Sub-Saharan Africa;

  • Hear from a distributor based in South Africa about market entry strategies;

  • Learn about the healthcare market in South Africa;

  • Learn about the healthcare market in Kenya.

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Where: Webinar
Cost: Free
Questions? Contact Cindy Ma

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