Katerina Vackova

I graduated from the First Faculty of Medicine (M.D.) 2 years ago (Harvard Medical School internship incl.). After my personal experience with cancer, I founded a grassroots health organization Loono which provides clear, understandable and positive information about the core principles of prevention and self-care. I managed a team of 150 people (mostly young physicians, medical students and other professionals) within 10 branches, launched three nationwide educational campaigns with 55,000 people educated on the topic of reproductive health, cancer, and cardiovascular disease prevention. I am the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 List Maker (2016).

I am a doctor and entrepreneur based in Prague, Czech Republic. I successfully finished my studies at the First Faculty of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. Four years ago I founded a non-profit organization Loono with the mission to motivate people to think about their health in time after my personal experience with cancer. With my team of med school students, young doctors and other professionals we run creative media campaigns and educational workshops in schools, companies, and cultural festivals in order to spread the awareness about breast and testicular cancer as well as heart attack, stroke and other diseases. With more than 55,000 people educated, tens have already identified cancer and other diseases at an early stage. Loono has already received many grants, successfully finished three crowdfunding campaigns and is currently looking for seed investment in order to grow in the CE region and the US. I have won the Social Innovation Prize and was endorsed as a Young Leader in the 30 Under 30 list by Forbes Magazine. I get up at 6 am every day and practice yoga. I love surfing, coffee, and Vietnamese cuisine. You can usually meet me wearing a white shirt and red lipstick.

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