November 15 Nov 15
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday Wed

HEAL Talks: Entrepreneurship in Health Equity

Virtual via Zoom

Emergence is a new initiative at Stanford University. Designed to advance health through impact entrepreneurship, Emergence supports the next generation of socially and environmentally conscious innovators and develops an ecosystem designed for cross-sector collaboration to scale impactful innovations that address our most pressing health challenges. You will hear from the Emergence founder and executive director who will discuss Emergence programs, goals, and future directions in areas related to health equity.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine how entrepreneurship can begin to address health inequities.
  • Increase awareness about entrepreneurship efforts that promote health equity.
  • Explore why some innovators have chosen to focus their careers on improving health.


Narges Banisadi, MSc, PhD

Narges Banisadi, MSc, PhD is founder and executive director of Emergence program at Stanford. She is also Adjunct Professor with the BioEngineering department where she teaches purposeful entrepreneurship in the areas related to Health Equity and Sustainability. Narges has led multiple initiatives and businesses in the intersection of Technology and Life Sciences for more than a decade. She founded Bina, a pioneering Bioinformatics company, out of a decade of research at Stanford and UC Berkeley. Bina developed high performance computing platforms and AI solutions for cancer research and genomics analysis. Later, upon acquisition of Bina by Roche, she led the clinical software development and AI research as VP of Informatics at Roche Sequencing until 2018.

If you need a disability related accommodation to participate in HEAL Talks (captioning, sign language interpreting, Braille, etc.), please contact the Diversity & Access Office at or 650.725.0326. Requests should be received at least one week prior to the event.