Robert Schultz is a life science entrepreneur, professor, and patient advocate from Boston, Massachusetts. He is the Managing Director of Massnex where he helps global organizations navigate the Boston life science ecosystem. After a decade working in startup companies, he developed a cystic fibrosis patient monitoring SaaS platform Aware Engineering with the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council's MassCONNECT program and partnered with the cystic fibrosis community. He has over a decade of advocacy experience working with organizations like the National Organization for Rare Disorders, the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, and was recently appointed by the Governor Baker to the Massachusetts Rare Disease Advisory Council. He developed the patient driven business development model which promotes trust between patient communities and the companies developing products that address unmet needs for patients suffering from debilitating diseases.
Mr. Schultz is also an adjunct professor of Biotechnology Enterprise at Northeastern University and Healthcare Entrepreneurship at New York University. He has been an adjunct professor of Marketing at Bentley University where he organized the high profile event "How The World's Most Successful Medicine Was Developed" featuring VIPs such as former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in collaboration with the Center for Integration of Science and Industry. He was an instructor of Business Intelligence at Clark University, and Healthcare Innovation at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and he regularly organizes innovation tours with Boston InnoTours for global academic groups and other stakeholders.
Mr. Schultz received his MBA from the University of Massachusetts and BS in International Business from Northeastern University.