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Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Event recap | Entrepreneurs and accelerating startup ecosystems amid the pandemic

On Wednesday, October 21, the GeoTech Center convened experts to discuss how venture capital and entrepreneurs can accelerate local start-up ecosystems globally to help the pandemic recovery, to rebuild economies, and work towards a future that is more prosperous and peaceful for us all.

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Dr. Tiffany Vora is an educator, writer, research scientist, and entrepreneur. After earning undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry at New York University, Tiffany worked on cutting-edge drug-discovery technologies at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Her PhD research in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University brought her into the emerging fields of genomics, systems biology, computational biology, and astrobiology. With the Mars Society, Tiffany designed and supported biology-and health-related research in Mars simulations in extreme environments; she continues to pursue that interest with Space Humanity Lab and other groups. Her fascination with the cultural and ethical shifts that accompany new technologies and new ways of thinking led her to the American University of Cairo as a Visiting Assistant Professor. After later serving as an Instructor in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University, Tiffany joined Singularity University, first as full-time faculty and then as the Faculty Director. She is currently Faculty and Vice Chair of Medicine and Digital Biology at Singularity University. She is also the founder of a consulting company focused on science communication and the cofounder of an organization that fosters thought leadership with a global impact.

Overall, Tiffany is passionate about asking the hard questions, encouraging others to ask and answer those questions, and translating the leading edge of science and medicine into actionable insights for individuals, companies, and society.