Speaker Ying Tam

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MaRS Discovery District

Managing Director, Health Ventures
Ying Tam

Ying Tam is Managing Director of Health for MaRS Ventures, one of the world’s leading urban innovation hub. MaRS works with entrepreneurs to access customers, investors, corporates and partners, mentors, university and research institutions to develop and test their concepts and to create successful global businesses from sciences, technology, and social innovation. Ying works with entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors and technologists who are applying innovation and cutting-edge technologies to create health solutions that are positively impacting patients’ lives and improving the healthcare system.

Ying is a seasoned entrepreneur and business executive, and has co-founded several start-up companies, including Mindful Scientific, a medical device company addressing concussion diagnostics and management, abridean (acquired by nCipher PLC), a software company developing application provisioning and identity management solutions, and i-HRx (acquired by Healthconnex), a digital health company focused on chronic disease management. He has significant strategic and functional experience with operating roles in a wide range of organizations, from early stage companies to major multi-national corporations.


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