A New Model for Health Care Innovation

Shared with Harvard Business School Alumni


Much is said about a “shark tank” approach toward entrepreneurialism, but on Februrary 11, the Harvard Business School alumni will host an infinitely friendlier shark tank that is supporting thousands of health care innovators throughout the United States and beyond.

Participants in the Harvard Business School event will learn about The Innovation Institute’s unique collaboration of non-profit health systems representing over 100,000 health care professionals focused on innovation and grow for the health care industry, as well as its Enterprise Development Group of portfolio companies, its Growth Fund, at the Innovation Lab in Newport Beach, California.

“We will provide an interactive event showcasing a number of healthcare innovators so that participants can see first hand how our business model helps eliminate friction, collapse time and increase impact to help innovators” said Barry Didato, Chief Investment Officer, The Innovation Institute. Didato said that Michael McKinnon and Daniel Yanuzzi, partners at law firm Sheppard Mullin will also present to add their perspectives on the key considerations for maximizing exit opportunities and other “liquidity events” for companies in the med device industry.

Mark Wilser, Harvard Business School Association Board Member and Principal, Global Capital Markets, said, “We focus on continued learning with opportunities toward making an impact. He added, “We look forward to learning about The Innovation Institute, a national incubator located in the heart of Orange County.” Wilser will serve as moderator for the event.

About Harvard Business School Association of Orange County
Harvard Business School Association of Orange County delivers on Harvard Business School’s mission to “educate leaders who make a difference in the world” by hosting business and educational events for the Orange County business community.

About The Innovation Institute
The Innovation Institute is an independent, for-profit LLC structured to cultivate innovative solutions to transform healthcare delivery. The Innovation Institute is owned by non-profit health systems. This collaborative taps into physicians, employees, and industry business partners to incubate and commercialize new medical products and ideas. Comprised of three distinct elements – an innovation lab, an investment fund, and a shared services group (Enterprise Development Group), The Institute strives to “do more, with less, for more people.”