Tech Tonics: Margaret Laws, Where Non-Profit & For-Profit Healthcare Innovation Collide

July 10th, 2017 |
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Margaret Laws has been working at the intersection of the for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare world for many years. This world has had an explosion of activity to find solutions to major public health and personal health challenges; according to Margaret, these worlds are beginning to blur and the newest foundations and non-profits are actively trying to bring the resources and discipline of private business sector to the big problems we are facing in the social sector. Her life’s work has been to straddle both of these worlds and try to bring them together.

Today Margaret is CEO of HopeLab, an Omidyar Group entity, focused on improving the health and well-being of kids by creating engaging technologies backed by rigorous research. They rely on a combination of rigorous science, user-centered design and strategic partnerships to drive broad impact. The organization works on a wide variety of themes that benefit from the intersection of technology and health, from early childhood health to the mental health of teens. Margaret is well known in the venture capital world as well, having led the California Health Care Foundation for many years. She is driven by a curiosity to keep learning and a passion for improving how people live and thrive.

We are grateful to our sponsor, AARP Market Innovation. for supporting this episode of Tech Tonics. AARP Market Innovation, which works to spark innovation in the market that will benefit the quality of life for people over 50.

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