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Ben Heywood

Co-Founder and President at PatientsLikeMe

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 Ben Heywood Biography

As President and Director of PatientsLikeMe, Benjamin Heywood is responsible for setting the company vision to improve healthcare and accelerate research, while directing its business growth strategy.

Inspired by his brother Stephen’s battle with ALS, Heywood co-founded the company in 2004 with his other brother, Jamie, and long-time friend, Jeff Cole. Since its inception, Heywood has overseen all stages of the start-up’s growth, including procurement of financing, product and membership expansion, and partnerships with top 20 pharmaceutical companies. Heywood leads a committed staff of 40 who are responsible for product, business and research development – and carrying out the company’s patient-centric core values. Currently with more than 115,000 patients experiencing 1,000+ conditions, PatientsLikeMe has been profiled by media outlets such as New York Times Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, BusinessWeek and Newsweek, as well as ranked #23 out of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World (2010). PatientsLikeMe research has also been published in scientific publications such as Nature Biotechnology, European Journal of Neurology and Movement Disorders.

A highly regarded thought leader in the Health 2.0 industry, Heywood is a frequent speaker at conferences and has been quoted in The New York Times, Fox Business News, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and numerous trade publications. Recognized in 2008 by Boston Business Journal as “Champion in Health Care,” Heywood earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and received his MBA from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management.

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Ben Heywood

Co-Founder and President at PatientsLikeMe

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Ben Heywood Biography

As President and Director of PatientsLikeMe, Benjamin Heywood is responsible for setting the company vision to improve healthcare and accelerate research, while directing its business growth strategy.

Inspired by his brother Stephen’s battle with ALS, Heywood co-founded the company in 2004 with his other brother, Jamie, and long-time friend, Jeff Cole. Since its inception, Heywood has overseen all stages of the start-up’s growth, including procurement of financing, product and membership expansion, and partnerships with top 20 pharmaceutical companies. Heywood leads a committed staff of 40 who are responsible for product, business and research development – and carrying out the company’s patient-centric core values. Currently with more than 115,000 patients experiencing 1,000+ conditions, PatientsLikeMe has been profiled by media outlets such as New York Times Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, BusinessWeek and Newsweek, as well as ranked #23 out of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World (2010). PatientsLikeMe research has also been published in scientific publications such as Nature Biotechnology, European Journal of Neurology and Movement Disorders.

A highly regarded thought leader in the Health 2.0 industry, Heywood is a frequent speaker at conferences and has been quoted in The New York Times, Fox Business News, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and numerous trade publications. Recognized in 2008 by Boston Business Journal as “Champion in Health Care,” Heywood earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and received his MBA from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management.

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  • The Story of Patients Like Me: Ben Heywood at TEDxCambridge 2011

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  • How to book Ben Heywood?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ben Heywood for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ben Heywood, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ben Heywood or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ben Heywood?

    Booking fees for Ben Heywood, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ben Heywood, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ben Heywood?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ben Heywood for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ben Heywood for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ben Heywood or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ben Heywood or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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  • The Story of Patients Like Me: Ben Heywood at TEDxCambridge 2011

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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