Nancy Harvey

Nancy Harvey

Senior Director, Illinois Ventures

Nancy fosters the next generation of leaders launching companies that advance STEM, health, and social good. She has advised CEOs, led growth companies, and served as a board director for public and private companies. Nancy helps startup founders refine vision, advance business strategy, drive initial commercialization, recruit management, and access accelerator, angel and venture capital.

In recent years, Nancy led university-based discovery to impact. She guided research commercialization, launched venture creation and growth engines, fostered innovative cultures, and fundraised. She has served on the University of Chicago’s George Schultz Innovation Fund Advisory Committee, Chicago Biomedical Consortium’s Accelerator Award Advisory Committee, Board of Chicago Women in Bio, as a mentor with MATTER/Chicago Innovation Mentors, and as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Chicago.

Nancy is proud of the impact of innovative initiatives like the Life Sciences Launchpad at UChicago and the progress of mentees including CancerIQ, RetMap, Loop Health, HublySurgical, UChicagoImpact, BallotReady and Praedictus Climate Solutions.

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