Who is Healthcare.mn?

A collaborative community of innovators and thinkers passionate about healthcare.

MN is the best place to build a healthcare startup

Healthcare.mn is committed to driving healthcare innovation through creating community, building connections, educating, and representing the needs of healthcare startups in Minnesota.

We are over 1,400 strong

Local healthcare entrepreneurs founded Healthcare.mn in 2012 to create a community that encourages, supports, and sustains early stage startups. What began as 25 startup founders grew to include folks from large healthcare companies and individuals enthusiastic about healthcare innovation.

Our events range from ideation sessions and hackathons to thematic and panel discussions. We facilitate conversations between people across sectors, highlight the work of our state's startups, and inspire new entrepreneurs to take on ventures.

Our Organizers

Glafira M.

Executive Director

Glafira Marcon is on an intentional and strategic path to understanding and solving health problems that impact underserved populations. She loves running Healthcare.mn because she is passionate about catalyzing and supporting the Minnesota healthcare innovation and startup community. During the day, she is a GIS and Product Consultant at Optum. Her projects focus on community and global health, care coordination, and population health management in the US and Brazil. She is developing a tool called the Community Resource Finder, which allows frontline workers to connect their clients with organizations that address the social determinants of health. Previously, Glafira worked as a Consultant in the Health Sector at The World Bank in DC and Brazil, and as a Navigator at a community health center in Saint Paul. Glafira was born and raised in San Francisco to Russian immigrants and relocated to the Twin Cities in 2009 to study International Health and Development at Macalester College.


Yorgos A.

Events Director

Born and raised in Minnesota, Yorgos is proud to be a member of the Healthcare.mn community and looks forward to each event. He has been an active member since 2014 and loves meeting new members every month. He holds a BA in Economics from Fort Lewis College, where he was an active member of the men's cycling team. Currently he is working towards an MS in Health Services, Research, Policy and Administration through the Univervisty of Minnesota's school of public health, with a focus on health economics. In his spare team he enjoys getting outside, riding his bike and scouring the internet for the latest healthcare gossip

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