GWU Associate VP to Join Mira's Board of Advisors
Mira, a DC-based healthcare startup, appointed Jim Chung to its Board of Advisors
Washington, DC (PRUnderground) September 5th, 2019
Mira, a DC-based tech-enabled healthcare startup, has appointed Jim Chung to its Board of Advisors.
With a mission to help 86 million uninsured and underinsured Americans access healthcare regardless of insurance status, Mira is working with independent and hospital-owned urgent care clinics to bring upfront affordable prices to its members – who typically cannot afford the cost of health insurance and are not qualified for state-based Medicaid programs.
Mira was featured on multiple prominent publications including the Washington Business Journal, Leaps Magazine, and the Direct Primary Care Journal. The platform is available for signing up in Washington DC, Dallas and Houston TX, and will be rolled out in three additional states in the near future.
About Jim Chung
Jim Chung is the Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the George Washington University. He also serves as a Co-Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation DC I-Corps Node.
In his role at the university, Jim led the Office of Innovation through a transformation to elevate the role of entrepreneurship in higher education. The office now runs multiple annual programs including the annual GW New Venture Competition that awards near $1M in cash and in-kind prizes to student-led startups.
Prior to joining the George Washington University, Jim spent many years working in the venture capital and private equity space. Additionally, he was an academic researcher at Harvard University and the University of Tokyo. Jim has been named twice by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of the Top 100 Tech Titans in DC and by Hot Topics as one of the top 100 entrepreneurship professors worldwide.
He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stanford University and was a Ph.D. candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Strongest Vote of Confidence
“Having Jim on our Board of Advisors adds tremendous value to the company. Jim has been a strong supporter of our vision and is a relentless advocate for being customer-centric and mission-driven, both of which are essential to build a patient-first healthcare organization.” – said Khang T. Vuong, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Mira
Mira is bringing the digital-first experience from world-class brands to healthcare, integrating brick-and-mortar clinics with enabling technologies to transform the patient experience.
Jim is the fifth expert to join Mira’s Board of Advisors. The company is strengthening its governance body and management team prior to launching its first fundraising efforts.
TalktoMira, Inc. (Mira) is a tech-enabled healthcare organization based in Washington D.C. The company is aiming to make healthcare accessible by making pricing transparent and affordable, regardless of insurance status. Mira’s members can get same-day appointments at urgent care nearby at an upfront affordable price without insurance in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Los Angeles.