Lou Downe

Director of Design and Service Standards for the UK government

Lou Yeoh

Executive Director of FrogAsia Sdn Bhd

Lucia Dell'Agnello

President and Director of the NGO Center for Brazilian innovation in Education (CIEB)

Luciano Huck

TV Host, Philanthropist, Investor and Entrepreneur

Marcelo Claure

COO at SoftBank Group Corp. CEO at SoftBank Group International and SoftBank Latin America, and Executive Chairman, Sprint Corporation

Matthew Gross

Founder and CEO of Newsela

Micky Malka

Founder of Ribbit Capital

Mike Krieger

Co-founder and CTO of Instagram

Robson Capasso​

Founder of Chief of Sleep Surgery and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine

Robson Capasso is the Chief of Sleep Surgery and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. His quite extensive and unique training includes medical school and residency in his native Brazil, and further training in Head and Neck Surgery, Neurosciences and Sleep Medicine in the USA. Dr. Capasso has published extensively including book chapters, articles and original papers in peer-reviewed journals. 

The local and international recognition of his work is often associated with one of his favorite tasks: lecturing and trading knowledge nationally and internationally. He has been a mentor or supervisor to hundreds of medical students, residents, fellows or visiting scholars from more than 35 countries.

Being part of the health-tech ecosystem in Silicon Valley, he has been involved as a co-founder, consultant or advisor for start-ups, well-established companies or investors, with roles including identification and development of new concepts, clinical studies, structuring, business plan refinement and diligence. Dr Capasso has participated in several Stanford Biodesign initiatives. It initiated as a fellowship mentor, graduated as a Biodesign Faculty Fellow, and currently is a lecturer and mentor to Global Biodesign, mentoring students in the Bay Area, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Brazil. He truly enjoys providing guidance to young and seasoned healthcare entrepreneurs and investors in the USA and Brazil
In his free time, Dr Capasso is an avid tennis player, and most of all enjoy spending time with his three special animals, Lucas, Julia and Olivia and his wife Cintia.



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