Martin Varsavsky

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Martin Varsavsky

Founder & CEO, Prelude Fertility

Varsavsky is an Argentina-born serial entrepreneur committed to bringing advances in science and technology to society to create meaningful social impact and improve people’s lives. His professional accomplishments and personal interest span real estate, biotech, telecom, education, journalism and philanthropy. In 1984, at the age of 24 and still in college, Varsavsky created Urban Capital Corporation, a real estate company in New York that was one of the early developers of loft apartments. Urban Capital Corporation purchased industrial buildings and recycled them into residential apartments and offices, developing up to 50,000 square meters in the SoHo and Tribeca neighborhoods of New York City. In 1986, together with Argentine scientist Claudio Cuello and César Milstein (Medical Science Nobel Prize), Varsavsky founded Medicorp Sciences, a biotechnology company in which he is still a shareholder. Based in Montreal, Medicorp Sciences developed the first HIV and PSA tests. In between he founded, Vitatel, Jazztel, EINSTEINet, ya.com and most recently, Fon, the world’s largest WiFi network.

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