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‘Shark Tank’ judge Kevin O’Leary to give speech at Harvard

Kevin O'Leary. Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Mr. Wonderful is back in town.

“Shark Tank” judge Kevin O’Leary is set to give the keynote address at the Harvard Biotech Club’s Fall 2018 Kick-Off Event on Thursday, in partnership with The Innovation Forum and Harvard GSAS Office of Career Services, according the the club’s website.

O’Leary, ironically called “Mr. Wonderful,” has a “reputation as a ruthless, money-loving businessman,” according to a Globe report of his 2014 visit to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he sat on a “Shark Tank” style panel and helped pick four research projects to receive $50,000 grants.

O’Leary will discuss entrepreneurship in his speech at Harvard Medical School, in keeping with the Harvard Biotech Club’s mission to help students connect academia and business.


The event will feature an introduction to the club’s fall education initiatives and a reception. Harvard Medical School professors Carl Novina and Fred Mermelstein will also be a part of the kick-off event.

Lillian Brown can be reached at lillian.brown@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @lilliangbrown.