Fellow:Sam Warach

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Sam Warach is a Stanford University Innovation Fellow (d.school) and entrepreneur. Sam is a graduate student at Harvard, blending interdisciplinary coursework from Harvard's Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Harvard Business School (HBS), MIT Media Lab, and MIT Sloan School of Business. Sam is the Founder of NextStep Health, a mission-driven health technology company created to help individuals and communities improve well-being and resilience. NextStep Health has partnered with NGOs, government agencies and private sector CSR initiatives to provide access to evidence-based resiliency tools to rural and urban communities across the US and beyond. Sam co-facilitated the 2022 Silicon Valley Meetup at Stanford and the 2019 Silicon Valley Meetup at Stanford + Google HQ in 2019, where he delivered a talk titled, Take the NextStep. You can read about the 2019 Meetup here!

Sam earned a dual major Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in Finance and International Affairs with an extracurricular focus on technology, innovation, and design.

Sam supports people with personal and professional development individually and collectively through mentorship and coaching programs, and advises early-stage startups, including one that achieved an exit within 18 months where Sam was a founding Advisor. Sam is an avid outdoorsman, traveling, and heading to a coast for a surf when he can find the time.

Sam's had passion for entrepreneurship and innovation from a young age and during his time at the University of New Hampshire, Sam cofounded the UNH Entrepreneurship Club, a student organization centered around the cultivation of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in the university and local communities.

More at samwarach.com

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