Nano CEO to Present Societal Impact Award at 2019 EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Ceremony


Nano’s founder and CEO, Steve Papermaster will present the Societal Impact Award during this year’s EY World Entrepreneur of the Year awards ceremony taking place June 5 – 9 in Monaco. Having advocated for entrepreneurship throughout his career both in public service and in business, Steve co-founded the World Entrepreneur of the Year awards program in 2001. He has actively served as a judge and coach and co-chair of the Global Alumni Council for the program each year since its inception and will present the award alongside his co-chair, Rebecca MacDonald.

The Societal Impact Award is presented to an individual who has not only achieved outstanding success in business, but also has made an innovative, significant and lasting societal impact in the community where they live and work.

The inaugural Societal Impact Award was presented in 2018 to Andrew Forrest, chairman of the Minderoo Foundation. Forrest founded the foundation in 2001, which has since supported more than 250 initiatives in Australia and internationally. The Minderoo Foundation’s Eliminate Cancer Initiative launched the Universal Cancer Databank, a philanthropic, global and anonymized central repository where patients can upload their data to catalyze unprecedented information sharing between cancer scientists and researchers.

“I am honored to present this year’s Societal Impact Award,” said Steve. “This award highlights entrepreneurship and humanity at its best and is a reflection of the values we hold dear at Nano. As a longtime believer that entrepreneurship can affect positive change in the world, the presentation of this award holds special meaning for me. I look forward to celebrating the very deserving 2019 recipient in the coming weeks.”

Nano CEO to Speak at International Conference on Neurological Disorders and Neurorestoration


Nano’s CEO and former senior advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush, Steve Papermaster, will give a presidential keynote at the International Conference on Neurological Disorders and Neurorestoration taking place May 10 – 13 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The conference is a unique, international meeting organized by the University of Zagreb School of Medicine that convenes top medical professionals and health innovators from around the world to discuss major areas of neurology and neuroscience.

Steve’s talk, “The Coming Era of Interconnected Life and Perpetual Regenerative Health,” will take place on Friday, May 10 as one of the conference’s opening presentations. Fellow speakers opening the conference include Dr. Merit Cudkowicz, head of the Department of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Monica Di Luca, president of the European Brain Council and Philippe Amouyel, president of the European Union Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Diseases.

“Neurological disease is an especially critical field in need of accelerated breakthroughs and discoveries,” said Steve. “I believe Nano has a lot to contribute to global health needs like these and I look forward to sharing our vision and collaborating with some of the world’s most accomplished professionals in this important space.”

The conference is sponsored by key pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including Novartis, Sanofi, Abbvie, Merck and Roche. You can learn more about the conference and its mission here.