Nina Capital is a venture capital firm investing in needs-driven founders building health tech companies (operating at the intersection of advanced technologies and healthcare) with international ambitions. As a venture partner, I help the firm identify the right companies and then help the founders of those portfolio companies with advice and connections.
Previously, Jorge was Director of Innovation (portfolio of over 125 large-scale projects) and member of the Executive Management Board of EIT Health, an independent body of the European Union, mandated to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship in healthcare and life sciences in Europe. He has extensive knowledge of healthcare systems in Europe, both from the providers’ side as well as corporates, startups and investors.
Jorge was Director of E-Health within the Innovation Department at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona (2010-2018) and Director of Moebio, a Stanford Biodesign program where interdisciplinary teams experience a full cycle of innovation, from need identification through invention to early-stage implementation.
Jorge has more than 20 years of experience, with the last fifteen years fully dedicated to innovation, technology and entrepreneurship at the intersection of business, government, and academia.
He regularly acts as advisor and mentor to healthcare and life sciences startups and entrepreneurial acceleration programs across Europe.
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