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Thursday, April 20 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Technology for Good Conference: Local and Global Trends in Biotech and Healthcare Innovation

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What are the essential elements for a thriving Biotech/Medtech ecosystem, across funding, infrastructure, resources, and geography? This panel explores optimal conditions for driving innovation, and the prospects for Charlottesville as a globally relevant center of Biotech and Medtech research and development.

This session features a local medtech entrepreneur and founder, leading biotech investors, and a top executive with the largest health system in Virginia to discuss what’s happening now at the cutting edge of Biotech and Medtech, and its trajectory in the future.

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Ragan Hart

Investor, MultiCare Capital Partners
Hailing from Tidewater Virginia and growing up next to the family farm, Ragan first cultivated her enterprising spirit during her youth. Professionally, Hart is no stranger to innovation, collaboration, and execution within the healthcare entrepreneurial ecosystem. She joined MultiCare... Read More →
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Neal Piper

Founder and CEO,, Luminoah
Neal Piper is the Founder & CEO of Luminoah, a MedTech company revolutionizing enteral nutrition care through the development of a wearable device and digital health platform. Neal has spent 15 years advancing healthcare across 18 countries, starting at Pfizer's Neuroscience Division... Read More →
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Landon Merrill

Principal, Genoa Investments
Landon is a Principal at Genoa Ventures where he brings world-class skills in structured, rigorous product strategy and development to deal diligence and portfolio company support. With a wide range of technical and commercial leadership experience in organizations ranging from startups... Read More →
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Jennifer Siciliano

Chief External Affairs Officer, University of Virginia
Jennifer Siciliano currently serves as Chief External Affairs Officer for UVA Health where she oversees all aspects of UVA Health's relationships with external stakeholders for the health system. Jennifer was instrumental in creating and executing the legislative strategy that led... Read More →
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Dr. Nikki Hastings

Executive Director, CvilleBioHub
Nikki Hastings is an operations biotech executive and entrepreneurial ecosystem builder with over 15 years of experience working with early-stage biotech/medtech companies. She has held executive management roles at companies across multiple industry sectors including at HemoShear... Read More →


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