Marc Hodosh

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Marc Hodosh
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Marc Hodosh hosting TEDMED conference 2011 in San Diego, CA.
BornMarc Hodosh
(1972-12-25) December 25, 1972 (age 45)
ResidenceBrookline, Massachusetts and Santa Monica, California[1]
Alma materIthaca College, Boston University

Marc Hodosh (born December 25, 1972) is an American entrepreneur who formerly owned, co-created and hosted the TEDMED conference. Hodosh previously led the Archon Genomics X PRIZE, which followed the Ansari Space X PRIZE. He has been a consultant to inventor Dean Kamen at DEKA Research & Development and also chaired Kamen's FIRST Robotics competition within the Boston region.[2]

Earlier, Hodosh founded and sold ID One, which specialized in facial recognition technology for the US Military and Intelligence communities. He also led business development at Viisage, a previously publicly traded, facial recognition company. Hodosh's first business and entrepreneurial endeavors began by inventing and importing a variety of consumer products from Asia, with distribution through Bed Bath & Beyond, QVC television, Toys-R-Us, and others.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Hodosh graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. He moved to Boston in 1995 for Boston University Medical School but after a year, he instead decided to focus on inventing & patenting consumer products.[5]


Marc Hodosh bought the rights to TEDMED in 2008 from TED creator Richard Saul Wurman, although the TEDMED event had not taken place for many years. In 2009, Hodosh re-launched TEDMED at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California where it was held for the next three years and where Hodosh served as Host.[6] Wurman co-hosted the event with Hodosh for the first two years. In 2011, Hodosh sold TEDMED to Priceline founder, Jay Walker, who later moved the event to The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in April 2012.[7]


  1. ^ "Xconomy".
  2. ^ "Boston FIRST".
  3. ^ "TEDMED".
  4. ^ "Hodosh Facebook page".
  5. ^ "Xconomy".
  6. ^ "TED".
  7. ^ "TEDMED".