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

    Kevin O'Leary.
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    Kevin O'Leary.

    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.

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    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.

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