Jahanara Ali

Founder and CEO, Octane LLC

Jahanara-AliJahan is the Founder and CEO at Octane LLC. Previously, she was the Senior Vice President at the New York City Investment Fund and managed the Fund’s investments in the health care sector, including the BioAccelerate NYC Prize competition, and the New York Digital Health Accelerator.

Prior to joining NYCIF, Jahan ran her own technology commercialization consulting business, where she worked with entrepreneurs and not for profit research and product development partnerships. Prior to that, Jahan was the Director of Technology Transfer at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where she focused on creating partnerships and licensing in the orthopedic sector. Before that, Jahan was with Mojave Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing therapeutic vaccines, with heat shock protein delivery technology. At Mojave, she successfully identified synergistic partnership opportunities, research collaborations and competitor market research. Prior to that, Jahan was at Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Office of Industrial Liaison. Jahan has a Ph.D. from New York University School of Medicine.