Entrepreneurs in Residence

The Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiR) program brings experienced entrepreneurs and corporate innovators to campus for several days of presentations and meetings with students, faculty, and staff.

EiR taps into the underutilized resource of alumni, commercial sector colleagues, and community members seeking to invest in Emory by sharing their subject matter expertise. EiR will advise and engage with faculty and students seeking to translate innovative ideas into interventions, products, and services. It will also serve as a cultural catalyst, guiding participants through the translational maze.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Nick Draeger, PhD, MBA, Bsc

A scientist, chemical engineer, financial expert and entrepreneur, Nicholas started his career at Roche Pharmaceuticals in Research and later in Global Business Development focusing on M&A and licensing. At the Italian pharmaceutical company, Recordati, he was Director of International Business Development. Later, Nicholas moved into the finance sector at the French finance group, Credit Agricole Indosuez Cheuvreux as head of the Biotech broker team. Nicholas was a member of the management team of BB Biotech and later portfolio manager at Adamant Biomedical Investments both in Switzerland, specialising in investments in Australia, Asia and South Africa, and venture capital. Nicholas is a Founder and Director of Cederberg GmbH, a Swiss pharmaceutical marketing and distribution company, and Founder and Director of Nurevas International, a food (and fortified foods) production and marketing company, with operations in Switzerland and Ghana and with sales across West Africa and a co-manufacturing partnership with KraftHeinz. Recently, Nicholas has been appointed as CEO of the Swiss biotech company, Novaremed, which is focused on the field of pain treatment. Nicholas is an Entrepreneur in Residence to Lancaster University in both the U.K. and Ghana, amongst other responsibilities. Nicholas currently advises a number of young healthcare enterprises around the world on strategy, financing and operations, and has been involved as an adjudicator in various start-up competitions in Africa. Nicholas¿s primary interests lie in quality, sustainable nutrition, healthcare, education and water. Nicholas holds a Bsc (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Natal, South Africa, a PhD from the University of Cambridge in Biochemical Engineering, and an MBA from the University of Warwick.

Nick Dreager

Nora Frey, PhD, M.S. Microbiology

Nora studied modern biology (microbiology, biochemistry) and economics in Basel and holds a masters degree in Microbiology and a PhD in Biochemistry in the field of drug-induced autoimmune diseases from the University of Basel.

Nora Frey