Office Hours

We have booked more visitors for office hours!  Please use link below to sign up for office hours with the following entrepreneurs or innovators!

Office hours will be hosted in: TMEC 244

If you are interested in signing up, please use the forms below.  Time slots will be twenty minutes in length and will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis. Email your questions or suggestions for future guests to:

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NEW! Asad Butt

June 16th

Asad Butt Is a Partner with LearnLaunch Accelerator, an education technology focused startup program. At LearnLaunch Accelerator, he oversees day-to-day activities, program creation and implementation, and sourcing of the edtech startups. Asad works with investors, mentors, strategic educational partners, and educators to help edtech startups in LearnLaunch Accelerator get the resources they need to grow their companies. Asad is a media and tech professional with 15 years of experience working in both the creative and business sides of startups, media production companies, non-profit organizations, and broadcast news outlets. His first foray into edtech was in 2005 when Asad worked for Empower Peace, a non-profit that implemented cutting-edge digital technology to connect high school students in the Middle East to their peers in the U.S. Asad earned an M.B.A., an M.S. in Media Ventures, and an M.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University and holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Bates College.


Christina Purpura

June 21st

Christina Purpura is a Senior Manager within Managed Markets at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals – a subsidiary of DSP. She develops and executes pricing, contracting and managed markets commercialization and launch strategies for Sunovion’s inline and pipeline portfolio. Prior to Sunovion, she worked as a strategy consultant to patient advocacy organizations, professional societies, and the biopharma and medtech industries. Christina holds her MPH from Brown University School of Public Health and a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester.


Krishna Yeshwant

June 30th, July 26th, September 1st, October 25th, November 29th

Dr. Krishna Yeshwant is a physician, programmer, and entrepreneur who has been working with GV since its inception. He first joined Google as part of the New Business Development team. Prior to Google he helped start an electronic data interchange company that was acquired by Hewlett-Packard and a network security company that was acquired by Symantec. He also co-authored the business plan for Diagnostics For All, which won both the Harvard Business School and MIT $100k business plan competitions. Previously, Krishna published several book chapters and journal articles in the field of computer-guided surgery, completed research in tissue engineering, and developed and licensed multiple surgical devices. He has worked with the technology transfer offices of MIT, Harvard, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Krishna has a B.S. in computer science from Stanford University. He also earned an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA where he continues to practice.


Grant Zimmerman

June 15th

Grant joined OTD in 2012. Prior to joining Harvard, Grant was Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Zalicus Inc. partnering an oncology-focused, combination-drug discovery platform with pharma and biotech. Previously, he was head of technology development and inflammation research at CombinatoRx, Inc. advancing multiple candidates through discovery and pre-clinical development, including a phase 2b candidate for rheumatoid arthritis. Grant holds a BS in biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School.

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