Question: Charlie, please share 1–2 major brain health needs you observe right now whose solution demands a creative and significant tech-enabled innovation.
Answer: I’d encourage people to remember that Brain Health is just part of overall Whole Person Health. Brain health solutions may reduce some disease symptoms but not help achieve actual wellness. We need people-centered wellness solutions that integrate brain health factors.
What advice would you give an entrepreneur launching an innovation to address that?
Think hard about the way to grow and through what distribution channel you want to bring your solution. No distribution, no innovation.
– Charlie Hartwell is the Operating Partner at the Bridge Builders Collaborative, helping fund and support the visions of social entrepreneurs building bridges in the mind training space. Charlie is a Harvard Business School graduate who has led, founded, run and worked in organizations in 16 different industries. He will serve as a Judge in the first Brainnovations Pitch Contest hosted by the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Enhancement in the Digital Age (December 5–7th, 2017).