Laurence Girard is the CEO and founder of Fruit Street. He is also in the Bachelor’s Degree Program at the Harvard Extension School. In high school, Laurence played soccer for the New York Red Bulls academy as a goalkeeper which sparked his initial interest in health. He later decided to pursue a career focused on social impact and spent a year volunteering before college in the emergency room at Huntington Hospital in the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System. Laurence has also assisted with research at Boston Children’s Hospital and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories. His interest in technology developed during a five year period where he wrote content for large digital media companies such as Yahoo! and Demand Media. Laurence’s initial interest in video collaboration and telemedicine stems from his time volunteering for an education non-profit called Learn to Be which provides free online tutoring for K-12 students. Laurence aims to build a team of physicians and technologists to help people worldwide improve their lifestyle and prevent chronic disease. Laurence has a passion for helping other social impact and healthcare startups and entrepreneurs succeed.