Vanessa Gurie spent 10 years leading Performance Medicine teams and the Global Performance Medicine Touring division at Cirque du Soleil across 48 countries. She also managed continuous operations on 5 continents with 21+ full time staff and provided medical services to 1200+ athletes from over 40 countries. She was instrumental in the implementation of the injury prevention ecosystem which demonstrated a 34% reduction in injury recovery timelines.

Vanessa then successfully leveraged her transferable skills from Sports Performance Medicine and launched a startup that leverages artificial intelligence in ophthalmology. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of

I-Ophthalmology, a smart, same day ophthalmology system which uses artificial intelligence to make comprehensive eye exams fast and convenient. I-Ophthalmology aspires to be part of a global solution to reach patients in parts of the world that would not ordinarily have access to eye care and are at the highest risk for visual impairment. In the 2 months after attending MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, Vanessa was able to utilize the skills learned at bootcamp to win the Johns Hopkins Design Health Award and be current finalists in the EIT Wild Card in Smart Health Competition. I- Ophthalmology are also winners at EIT Healthcare Innovation Showcase.

Vanessa has lived on 4 continents and studied in 4 different countries. She is a Bio-Design D-Health Fellow, has an MBA in Finance, a Masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy and was the Henry Mitchell scholarship recipient from the University of Missouri/University of Western Cape for her undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy. Vanessa has also pioneered the establishment of Performance Medicine Services and emergency response for Cambodian Circus Schools and has been the clinical lead for other sports, hospital and private practice medical teams.