Worcester Polytechnic Institute Appoints New Enrepreneur-in-Residence
New England Council member Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has named Yael Schwartz as the school’s new Entrepreneur-in-Residence. As the founder of three companies in the pharmaceutical industry, with over 25 years of experience, Schwartz will help students “identify early-stage startups, guide them through the business plan process, and help accelerate company growth.”
Schwartz is the co-founder and CEO of Or-Genix Therapeutics, which develops topical skin and hair products for older women. She also founded Hygeia Therapeutics and Canterbury Laboratories, helped develop a number of drugs, and serves on the board of trustees of Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives.
Since 2014, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program has helped WPI students navigate the process of starting their own businesses. This is the first year that the program is funded by the Coleman Foundation, an organization promoting self-employment through entrepreneurial education.
The New England Council commends WPI for its commitment to entrepreneurship and looks forward to the next generation of business owners that Yael Schwartz will help mentor at WPI.