Office Hours

Looking to talk to entrepreneurs in the Boston area about your innovative idea?  Look no further!  We have scheduled office hours for the next couple of months with individuals in the public health, Google Ventures and innovation sectorsLinda Cyr, Michal Preminger and Krishna Yeshwant.

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. Please reach out to if you have any questions or suggestions for future guests.


Linda Cyr, PhD, MS

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Linda Cyr draws on a diverse background to address business problems at the intersection of strategy, leadership, and innovation. She brings distinctive expertise in assembling and inspiring collaboration among networks of leaders to develop and advance complex inter and intra-organizational agendas. Linda’s career spans both corporate and academic settings. As an independent consultant, she has served senior leaders at global corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, AB InBev, and EY as well as at startup firms. On the faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she teaches physician executives in the Masters in Health Care Management program and has served as Director of Corporate Health Leadership Programs within executive education. Previously, Linda was a Partner at Tapestry Networks where she created and managed multi-stakeholder networks and working groups of C-level pharmaceutical executives, regulators, national reimbursement authorities, decision-makers from ministries of health, clinical experts and patient advocates from across eight European nations.

Prior to joining Tapestry Networks, Linda was an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Early in her career at GTE, Linda managed direct marketing sales teams, designed and administered sales compensation plans, and developed a company-wide sales management curriculum. Linda earned a PhD and MS from Cornell University and a BS from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.


Michal Preminger, PhD, MBA

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Michal joined OTD in 2005. Prior to joining Harvard, she held a number of business development and technology development positions at Compugen, most recently as Vice President of Protein Therapeutics, responsible for the business management of the company’s emerging drug discovery pipeline. Previously, Michal held several marketing and business development positions in the hi-tech industry, among others for Lucent Technologies. Michal also co-founded a startup company and has been serving on the boards of several not-for-profits, biotech, and medical device companies. Michal holds an undergraduate degree in Medicine from the Hebrew University School of Medicine, a PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.


Krishna Yeshwant MD, MBA

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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.

Please reach out to if you have any questions or suggestions for future guests.