The new accelerator was created from a dedicated fund that included a $5.4 million gift from Eleanor and Michael Pinkert. That gift also established the Pinkert Scholars Program, which provides full-ride scholarships for Michigan Ross Full-Time MBA students focused on health care. The accelerator is led by faculty director Mike Johnson and program director Anne Perigo.
“Thanks to this incredible gift from the Pinkerts, the Pinkert Healthcare Accelerator supports our amazing U-M student health care entrepreneurs working to solve big challenges and shows how Michigan Ross is leading in health care innovation,” says Johnson, an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Zell Lurie Institute and lecturer in entrepreneurial studies at Michigan Ross.
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