John Henry Silva

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John Henry Silva
John Henry Silva, speaking at the Consulate of Switzerland
John Henry Silva with President Bush, The White House
John Henry Silva with President Clinton, The White House

John Henry Silva (born 1980 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Entrepreneur and Investor focused on life-saving solutions.


Silva is a serial entrepreneur,[1] and previously co-founded ReMed Life Sciences, a Tokyo-based regenerative medicine company,[2] and Otsuki Consulting International ( 大槻コンサルティングインターナショナル ), a Tokyo-based strategy consulting firm. Silva was the founder of Cambridge Executive Academy, and negotiated the company's sale to a national competitor.[3]

In 2015, he was named 40 Under 40 in Healthcare Leadership by Medtech Boston.[4]


Silva was an investor at Tufts Health Ventures, the corporate development division of Tufts Health Plan,[5] Aga Khan Development Fund, the international investment arm of the Aga Khan Foundation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, iRobot's Corporate Development Group, and Millhouse Capital, executing mergers and privatization restructuring for entities in the Former Soviet Union.[6]

Academia and Media[edit]

Silva has written and been featured in the Boston Globe,[7] [8][9] Le Courrier,[10] MIT Entrepreneurship Review,[11] Boston World Partnerships,[12] Harvard Crimson[13] and Bloomberg.[11][14][15] Previously he was a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He has published academic research at iRobot and Harvard Business School,.[16][17] He also was an editor for Humanism and Business, published by Cambridge University Press.[18]

Government Service[edit]

Silva served in the US Marine Corps and served on White House Duty during the Administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He served in over 25 domestic and international trips supporting Presidential Travel Operations. He is a recipient of the Presidential Service Badge.[13]

Family and Education[edit]

Silva was born November 17, 1980 and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. His maternal and paternal family are political refugees from Gdańsk, Poland and Havana, Cuba respectively. His mother, Barbara Dworzycki, toured the Soviet Union in 1964 with the Oberlin College Choir.[19] Silva graduated from New Trier and Harvard University.


“Ask the Experts: Startup Advice” Medtech Boston, 2015 [20]

“A Guide to Innovation Diplomacy” Boston Globe, 2013[21]

“Boston Startup Musters $5M in Venture Capital” (Quoted) Boston Herald, 2013[22]

“Innovation and Cross-Pollination Networking” Boston Globe, 2012[23]

“Social Fortress, the First Privacy Protection for Facebook and Email” (Quoted) Bloomberg News, 2011[24]

"Building a Better America - One Wealth Quintile at a Time", Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2011[25]

“Investigating Urbanism and Entrepreneurship” MIT Entrepreneurship Review, 2010 [26]

Editor, Humanism and Business. Cambridge University Press, 2009[27]

“Soldiers Discuss Military Service” (Quoted) Harvard Crimson, 2006[28]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ On the Radar: Incunation, an Online Hang-out for Entrepreneurs - Innovation Economy -
  2. ^ "Our 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators". MedTech Boston. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
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  8. ^ Five Keys to Cross-Pollination Networking in Boston - Global Business Hub -
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  11. ^ a b MIT Entrepreneurship Review | The Interplay of Mind, Hand, and City: Investigating Urbanism and Entrepreneurship
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  13. ^ a b Soldiers Discuss Military Service | News | The Harvard Crimson
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  19. ^ Oberlin College Archives | Holdings | Finding Guides | RG # - Name (bdate-ddate) | Scope and Content
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