Kateřina Vacková

Founder & CEO of Loono

Topic: Cancer prevention and Cardiovascular prevention - 2 workshops 

Kateřina Vacková is 26 years young doctor and entrepreneur based in Prague, Czech Republic. She successfully finished her studies at the First Faculty of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. Four years ago she founded a non-profit organisation Loono with the mission to motivate people to think about their health in time after her personal experience with cancer. Katerina and her team of med school students, young doctors and other professionals 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 25,000 people trained, tens have already identified cancer and other diseases at the early stage. 

"Loono" has already received many grants, successfully finished two crowdfunding campaigns and is currently looking for a seed investment in order to grow in the CE region and the US. Katerina has won the Social Innovation Prize and was endorsed as a Young Leader in the 30 Under 30 list by Forbes Magazine.