At ICV San Francisco 2018, we will host a series of presentations where change-makers and forward-thinking leaders – Family Offices, Fund Investors, Key Opinion Leaders, Academia, and Senior Management from a select group of Companies – will share their ideas and evaluate opportunities that create a social impact beyond a financial return.


Investment Community Visibility (ICV) connects family offices and fund investors to evaluate opportunities that create a social impact beyond a financial return. There are few audiences by virtue and wealth that can advance corporate responsibility, capitalize businesses at significant levels, improve the wellbeing of humankind through philanthropy, and influence systemic change in the world.

Innovative research is leading to breakthroughs in medicines, therapies, devices, and technologies which will define the future of healthcare. There will be new treatments capable of curing a myriad of illnesses, thus helping people to live longer, with less pain. Through careful investing, countless lives can be profoundly improved.

Where is Healthcare in 2030?


Bridging the Gap between Academia, Corporations and Capital


Can We Cure Cancer In Our Lifetime?

In the last hour, an estimated 192 people were diagnosed with cancer in the United States and every minute, someone dies from cancer in our country. 

The Next Giant Leap: Making the Cancer Moonshot a Reality


Advancing Innovative Therapeutic Approaches

Key Opinion Leaders and leading Industry-focused Investors who leverage their talent, influence and capital to identify and grow businesses will share their depth of knowledge, insights and outlook.




New Frontier Bio

“Have we the nerve and the will? Can we carry through in an age where we will witness not only new breakthroughs in weapons of destruction, but also a race for mastery of the sky and the rain, the ocean and the tides, the far side of space, and the inside of men’s minds? That is the question of the New Frontier.” – President John F. Kennedy

The Kennedy Family has been involved with healthcare innovation since the 1940s. They endowed the Chair of Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, founded the National Center for Children and Families at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and created the Special Olympics, among other things. Ted Kennedy was responsible for overseeing funding for U.S. healthcare research for 40 years, and the family has an unparalleled network of contacts in academic medical centers nationwide. In addition, the family founded two of the largest and most influential nonprofits in neuroscience and healthcare policy innovation (The Kennedy Forum and One Mind for Research) and two very successful healthcare businesses: MEDCO, the nation’s first Plan Benefit Manager, and The Marwood Group, a premier healthcare regulatory and reimbursement risk consulting firm. New Frontier Bio, a holding company co-founded by Stephen Kennedy Smith and Corey McCann, leverages the long-term involvement of the Kennedy family in health care and academia to identify and commercialize transformative medical innovations that have the potential to achieve early stage validation, transform millions of lives, and become highly valuable businesses.

  • Stephen Kennedy Smith is a principal at Park Agency – Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, the Kennedy family office, and an investor and entrepreneur. He has served as a director or advisor to several companies, including Gridline Communication Holdings, Pear Therapeutics, Owl Biomedical, and LocoMobi. His current investment and business focus is scaling innovative healthcare, and neuroscience companies. Stephen is a board member of the John F. Kennedy Library and The Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation. He also serves on the advisory board at INCAE Business School. He is cofounder and vice president of the World Leadership Alliance, an organization of business and political leaders that promotes, democracy, international understanding and trade. Stephen is currently a lecturer at the Sloan school of Management in the visionary investing program, as well as a fellow at the Connection Science Group at MIT. He holds an M.A. from Harvard University, a J.D. from Columbia University, and an M.A. Ed. from Harvard’s School for Education. He has served on the staff of the Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations Committees and is a three-time recipient of the Danforth Award for Excellence in Teaching at Harvard University.
  • Corey McCann, MD, PhD has background as a physician, scientist, entrepreneur, and healthcare investor. Previously, he was an investor with MPM Capital and with RiverVest Venture Partners, where he evaluated new investment opportunities, managed relationships with strategic partners, and oversaw board-level strategy and execution at portfolio companies. Prior to MPM, he was with McKinsey & Company, where he advised pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of life science technologies. He also led McKinsey’s Central Nervous System (CNS) expertise group, serving clients across pharma and biotech. He is a founding member of multiple start-ups including Alcyone Lifesciences, a company developing technologies to deliver therapeutics to the brain. Dr. McCann’s post-graduate training was at Harvard University, Washington University in St Louis, and at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and he graduated summa cum laude from The Pennsylvania State University where he was an Evan Pugh Scholar.


Championing Women’s Health, Equality and Empowerment

A discussion on women’s health and economic and political empowerment, including access to decent work, and control over economic, and productive resources and active participation in governance and decision-making.

Maternal Health in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals

Maternal mortality is one of the most pronounced health inequities between high income and resource constrained countries. For example, a woman in sub-Saharan Africa is 45 times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than her counterpart in the developed world. Hear how the Sustainable Development Goals aim to reduce maternal mortality by more than 50% and new technologies and practices that will help to reach this target.


A Focus on Youth

Young people play important roles in our interconnected global society. Leaders who apply innovative approaches to reform systems, educate and create change to decrease suffering in the world discuss how they help children to become productive, independent citizens who will enrich their communities and their future.

  • Robert Smith, Founder of ICV, entered Wall Street 21 years ago with lessons passed down from four generations of family members who worked in the investment industry before him. Since 2006, he has worked for, advised and co-invested with Family Offices, while serving in capacities that involved sourcing investment opportunities, conducting company and manager due diligence, and deal syndication. Over the course of his career, he has managed sales desks and trading desks at large financial institutions, where he built a Fund Investor network. He led in profitability at three firms: once while working in a trading capacity and twice while working in a sales capacity. He is Partner of  Merchant Liquidity Fund, a hybrid hedge/private equity fund; Business Strategy Advisor to New Frontier Bio, which leverages the long-term involvement of the Kennedy family in health care; Member of the Presidential Advisory Board of  Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health; and, Senior Advisor for Fundraising and Partnerships to the  Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. Robert serves on the Boards of  Childhood Cancer Kids, The Children’s Village, Tuesday’s Children, and  The Harmon Foundation.
Permanent Secretariat to the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
  • Louis Venturelli is the Youth Program Officer for the Americas of the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. A champion of youth advocacy in international peace and humanitarian efforts, Mr. Venturelli has assisted in the recruitment of university students and young professionals for the annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates since he first attended the Hiroshima Summit in 2010. He helps to lead the coordination and facilitation of youth activities for the Leading by Example youth program, and assists in the coordination of the youth delegate alumni network following the conclusion of the summits. Mr. Venturelli has helped lead service trips of high school students to Nicaragua in partnership with the Rotary Club of New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Quinnipiac University, and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Columbia University. Mr. Venturelli was recognized as a finalist for the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his role in shaping education policy in January 2016.


Innovations in Population Health

When it comes to population health, social determinants of health (e.g., poverty and education) are the key to wellness in our society.

Nutrition & Integrative Medicine: The Most Powerful Drug is Food

Proper nutrition is more important to the achievement and preservation of health than prescription medications and supplements. Food intake has been traditionally associated with calories, and less understood in its other biological interactions. We know now that food is actually information like software disks in computers. Insert the wrong disk or a virus and you know what happens. The truth is that food influences gene expression. Eating changes cells and bodily functions through foods’ communication with hormones and genes. Healthy cellular communication resulting from proper food choices leads to a healthy body with good genetic expression and overall well-being. Inappropriate food choices cause unhealthy communication leading to dysfunction and disease. Genomic testing provides helpful information to create an optimal diet customized to each person. Targeted dietary changes empower individuals to operate beyond the, “What can you do anyway, it’s nobody’s fault… It’s all in your genes” approach most people have been led to believe. At FWSI, we evaluate you as an individual and provide clear, science-based instructions on eating to improve your health, strengthen your biochemistry, protect yourself against diseases, and work toward reversing imbalances within your body.

The Power of Mindfulness & Meditation: Reshape Your Brain

Mindfulness is about paying attention. It’s about living your life in the richness of right now, not being lost in memories of the past or overwhelmed by the worries or projections of the future. It’s a simple practice that strengthens the mind’s ability to stay focused on what is happening right now and to be open to experience — meeting the present moment with kindness and nonreactivity.


The Chaeli Campaign is a social justice foundation founded in August 2004 by 5 girls between the ages of 6 and 12 to raise R20 000 for Chaeli Mycroft’s motorised wheelchair. They accomplished their mission in just 7 weeks by selling cards with their artwork on them. What started as a campaign to mobilise their sister and friend has culminated in a fully-fledged social justice foundation that provides a holistic range of services to support differently-abled catalysts of change. The Chaeli Campaign advocates for policy change and system reform to grow more ability-focused and inclusive communities. This foundation is based in Cape Town, South Africa, but has a global footprint with founder, Chaeli Mycroft, recognised as a powerful human rights defender and ability activist. Each year the lives of 7000+ direct beneficiaries are positively impacted through the 7 programmes run by The Chaeli Campaign, with Inclusive Education, Adaptive Sport and Advocacy through Training and the Arts forming cornerstone projects.

The Chaeli Foundation (USA) will be launched in September 2017 with Philadelphia as its headquarters. This organization is a sister-foundation to The Chaeli Campaign (SA) and its start-up projects will be Adaptive Sports, Youth Leadership/Empowerment and Advocacy & Training. Its main focus is to grow social cohesion and inclusion of children, youth and adults with disabilities through its projects. It advocates for opportunities for people with disabilities to be fully included in family and community life – to the benefit of all members of these social units – and will work globally with The Chaeli Campaign towards realizing the Global Goals for Sustainability – especially Goal 10: Reducing Inequalities.

Disability and the rights of people with disabilities is too often assumed and silent – and therefore not fully addressed through all the Global Goals. The Chaeli Campaign and Chaeli Foundation highlight the right of people with disabilities to contribute meaningfully to all aspects of life to enrich our world.


Complex Head & Neck Care & Education (CHANCE). Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the only countries in the world left without access to radiation and oncologic care. You can help Jefferson change that. Give today to fund the Complex Head and Neck Care and Education (CHANCE) mission and bring cancer care to Haiti.

Jefferson has one of the top ranked Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) programs in the United States. However, we don’t think that top-ranked care should be limited to those who can travel to Philadelphia. For the past four years, the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery team—accompanied by residents, medical students, nurses and anesthetists—has been traveling to Haiti to perform complex head and neck care and education (CHANCE) on a nation with few medical resources.

Seven trips later the team has come to realize that performing surgery alone is not enough. The country is entirely without cancer care. Many of the patients being seen have treatable diseases that we know are curable with the combined effort of surgery, radiation and chemotherapeutics. Project CHANCE is committed to expanding upon its surgical foundation to bring comprehensive cancer care to Haiti. We hope that you are as inspired by the people of Haiti as we are and ask that you consider partnering with us to bring them the care that they deserve.


Childhood Cancer Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks to increase childhood cancer awareness and to provide resources to and elevate the spirits of children with cancer.

Childhood Cancer Kids

  • Sierra Preveza, Founder of Childhood Cancer Kids, is a survivor of kidney cancer who was diagnosed at the age of 6. A Wilms’ tumor stage 2, the size of a grapefruit, grew rapidly inside of Sierra. She was very fortunate; she underwent surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and the tumor was removed. A year after her experience and strong recovery, Sierra decided she wanted to give to other kids with cancer and founded Childhood Cancer Kids. She has three missions: to fundraise for places that support childhood cancer, to provide yoga relaxation techniques for kids going through and recovering from cancer, and to raise the level of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. The Today Show named Sierra the Kindest Kid in America and she is the Sprout Network’s Chief Kindness Officer.



The Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

The Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates derives from a new and more broadly based collaboration between the International Gorbachev Foundation and the City of Rome for realizing the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates. The Permanent Secretariat, based in Rome, is a non-profit association without political aims.

As well as organizing the tasks of the Summit, the Secretariat monitors the activities of Nobel Peace Laureates, while promoting the adoption of the “Charter for a world without violence” and supporting the work of the Nobel, who participate in the annual Summits at Rome, as mediators in various conflicts around the world (Article 3 of the Statute).

Our Summit is the most inspirational and largest annual event in the field of peacemaking. It aggregates panel discussions among Nobel Peace Laureates and representatives of the leading international organizations, media, business and government in open forums. It gives the opportunity for group and individual meetings with high-profile leaders from around the globe. It has dedicated Student’s workshops organized in collaboration with international organizations and Nobel Peace Laureates. We share our networking of international and national students groups and young social activists, international delegations, elected officials and businessmen from around the world, promoting a unique discussion environment.






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Upcoming Healthcare Delegation Visits and Events


ICV Manhattan 2017: Health and Gender Equity, September 20

ICV Delegation Visit Japan 2017, Week of October 9

ICV Delegation Visit Greater China 2017, Week of October 16

ICV St. Augustine 2017: PGA Tour & Pediatric Innovation Forum, November 20 & 21