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Yale Ventures Startup Speaker Series: Michael Hund, CEO of EB Research Partnership

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Join the Yale Ventures Startup Speaker Series on Tuesday, June 25, to hear from Michael Hund, a graduate of Yale SOM and the CEO of EB Research Partnership, an organization that focuses on curing Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a family of life-threatening rare genetic disorders that affect the body’s largest organ: the skin. EBRP is pioneering a model that can benefit the more than 400 million people affected by a rare disease. The event is open to the Yale community.

About the speaker: Michael Hund joined EBRP as the CEO in 2017. Under his leadership EBRP has accelerated the EB landscape from 2 to over 40 clinical trials and via their award-winning venture philanthropy methodology helped fund the first FDA approved treatment for EB in 2023, the first ever topical gene therapy. EBRP’s innovative business model has garnered recognition from Harvard Business School, Yale University, MIT, Rolling Stone, and Forbes. Previously Michael served as the Director of Development for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the $100 million Curing Cancer Now campaign, which led to more than 10 FDA approved treatments and the tripling of patient life expectancy. He also served for over a decade at Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, working on behalf of children and families battling life threatening illnesses. He has dedicated his career to transforming healthcare.

​Michael received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Yale University, CORe credential from Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of Kansas. He is the recipient of the MIT Solve Horizon Innovation Award, Social Innovations Journal Leadership Award, Top 100 Magazine Innovators, and Authority Magazine’s Social Innovators. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Sarah and four daughters.

About the Yale Ventures Startup Series

​The Yale Ventures Startup Speaker Series is a series of dynamic virtual discussions featuring a lineup of founders, investors, and key members of the Yale innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Open to the Yale community, this series is designed to explore critical topics for aspiring and current founders, offering invaluable insights and inspiration. Sessions may explore the journeys of successful entrepreneurs, the nuances of startup investment, and the latest trends in innovation. Whether you’re a student, alumnus, or part of the Yale faculty, this series promises to be an enriching experience, fostering connections and empowering Yale founders.


June 25
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm