Tufts Nutrition Entrepreneurship Day

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Join us to kick off the new Friedman School Nutrition Entrepreneurship Program!

Kindly RSVP by 10/16 at the link below.

This event will take the place of our regularly occurring weekly Friedman Seminar. 

Read more about our Entrepreneurial Education Initiative


12:15pm- Lively discussion on Ideation and Innovation in Entrepreneurship with Andrew Ive, MBA, Managing Partner at Food-X and Mark Ranalli, MBA, the Executive Director at Tufts Gordon Institute

1:30pm- Lunch and conversation with our Entrepreneurship Experts

Friedman School Entrepreneurship Advisors 

Lauren Abda, MS 
Founder, Branchfood
Alumna, Friedman School 
Richard Black, PhD 
Principal, Quadrant D Consulting 
Member, Tufts Nutrition Council 
Visiting Professor, Friedman School 
Michael Blau, JD 
Partner, Foley and Lardner, LLP 
Member, Friedman School Board of Advisors 
Jason Camm 
Chief Medical Officer, Thiel Capital LLC 
Member, Friedman School Board of Advisors 
Jessica Deckinger, MBA 
Chief Marketing Officer, Adeo Health Science 
Lecturer in Nutrition and Entrepreneurship, Tufts Gordon Institute 
Ryan Egger, MS 
Vice President-Sales, Somalabs 
President, Airchips USA Inc. 
Alumni, Friedman School 
David Eigen, JD 
Co-Manager, P5 Health Ventures 
Jennifer Hashley, MPP 
Director, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Friedman School of Nutrition 
Eisenhower Agricultural Fellow 
Farm Business Planning Consultant, MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources 
Co-owner Pete and Jen’s Backyard Birds 
Irwin Heller 
Member, Mintz Levin  
Member, Friedman School Board of Advisors 
Andrew Ive, MBA 
Managing Partner, Food-X 
Member, Tufts Nutrition Council 
Alexander King, MBA 
Business Coach, MIT Enterprise Global Forum 
Advisor, Tenequity Consulting LLC 
Mentor, MIT Venture Mentor Service 
Alex Kopelyan, PharmD 
Program Director, IndieBio 
Bill Layden 
Founder and Executive Vice President, FoodMinds 
Member, Friedman School Board of Advisors 
Jim Miller 
Chief Mentor, MassChallenge 
Sean O'Sullivan, BSEE 
Founder and Managing Partner, SOSV 
Rebecca Parekh 
CEO, White Radish  
Mark Ranalli, MBA 
Executive Director, Tufts Gordon Institute 
Associate Dean, School of Engineering 
Professor of the Practice, Entrepreneurship 
Ron Shigeta, PhD 
Chief Science Officer, IndieBio  
Matthew M. Whitney 
Vice President, Business Transformation Initiatives 
SYSCO Corporation 
Jeffrey Zurofsky 
CEO and Cofounder, ‘Wichcraft and Riverpark 
Member, Tufts Nutrition Council 

Guest Advisors 

Carlos J. Barroso 
Senior Vice President – Global R&D and Quality 
Campbell Soup Company 
Michael A. Karsch                                                                     
The Juice Press, LLC 
Member, Friedman School Board of Advisors 
Ryan Dellinger, PhD 
Director of Scientific Affairs 
Elysium Health 



Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:15 PM


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 2:30 PM


Behrakis Auditorium
The Jaharis Center
150 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111


Name: Patty Dawson
E-mail: Patty.Dawson@tufts.edu


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