Varun Hippalgaonkar
Duke University

Varun Hippalgaonkar

Varun is a first year MBA student at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business focusing on Health Sector Management and Finance.

Prior to Duke, Varun was the first employee and SVP, Head of Growth for HealthGrid, a patient engagement company based in Orlando, Florida.

At HealthGrid, Varun led the company’s go-to-market strategy and operations until its eventual sale to Allscripts Healthcare Solutions in May 2018. Prior to HealthGrid, Varun served as Chief Operating Officer for an early-stage solar energy startup based in Lusaka, Zambia called Zamsolar. Before Zamsolar, Varun was a Healthcare Investment Banking Analyst at Jefferies focused on providing capital raising services and mergers & acquisitions advisory for life sciences and healthcare services companies. He is a graduate of Duke University where he studied Public Policy and Economics.

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