SAN FRANCISCO — A select group of technologists, investors, academics, and others recently received an invitation to a roundtable discussion and networking lunch with Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
The invitation to the lunch in Menlo Park, California, read like a playbook for how to engage Silicon Valley in global health and international development. Berkley opened with scale, offered to make global connections, and sought partnership, rather than just funding.
“If we are to succeed we will need your help,” wrote Berkley. “As technology leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs, we believe that the solutions to many of these challenges are in many ways aligned with your own goals and are therefore asking for you input.”
Devex caught up with Berkley in San Francisco to discuss his tips for engaging with Silicon Valley.