We caught up with Zen Chu, the founder of HackingMedicine and the current Entrepreneur in Residence at MIT to ask him some burning questions about digital health and entrepreneurship. Hear more from Chu at our sold out Healthcare Bootcamp in Boston tomorrow, along with thought leaders from athenahealth, MC10, IDEO and others.
What was the impetus for starting HackingMedicine?
We started MIT’s HackingMedicine program to push a philosophy that entrepreneurship is best suited to tackle healthcare’s largest problems. Housed within the Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, it serves as a place to welcome non-healthcare engineers and entrepreneurs and connect them to Harvard Medical School and connect them to Harvard Medical School, the Health Sciences & Technology joint graduate program between MIT and Harvard, and Boston’s wonderful teaching hospitals. Our content and most programs are open to everyone and the mission is to infect more entrepreneurs to tackle healthcare problems.