Office Hours with Maura Little: Make Connections, Create Solutions

Event | September 19th, 2018

Office Hours are conducted by members of the community to provide one-on-one appointments with startups and entrepreneurs working toward health care transformation. There will be 4 one-on-one time slots, 30 minutes each, making up two hours in total.

A few days prior, we will send out "Confirmation Required" emails to registrants. You must email back to confirm your spot or we will have to release your ticket.

Cambia Grove bridges the gap between entrepreneurs and the traditional health care sector. During office hours, Maura will talk with you about ways to leverage existing resources being offered throughout the region to build your business and ways to engage in regional and national conversation on health care transformation.

Services Offered: Advice and connections to regional startup services.

Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, startups, individuals interested in getting into the health care startup space.

Bio: Maura joined the Cambia Grove team in April 2017. She brings with her a diverse set of allies looking to transform health care. Her previous government roles built her network to include a range of sectors including the life sciences, global health, energy, ICT and natural resources.

Maura passionately believes our region can be a shining example of what is possible in health care through collaboration. Her current role as interim Executive Director builds on her previous leadership roles in advancing the conversation towards constructive change.

As Governor Inslee’s Life Science and Global Health Sector Lead, Maura led strategic initiatives to put our region back on the map—from recruiting the 17th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference to Washington for the first time in conference history, to working with startups to connect them to vital resources that will help them grow and thrive in the Northwest.

Maura began her journey in the health care sector in 2009 where she played a key role in communicating the federal Affordable Care Act to local stakeholders as a staff member for then Congressman Jay Inslee. As the Washington State Director of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, her perspective was greatly influenced by her work in patient advocacy.

The Cambia Grove’s approach can be described simply:

  • Convene organize and connect the community

  • Identify problems and find solutions

  • Catalyze innovation

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