Rebecca Love is a nurse entrepreneur, inventor, author, TedX speaker, the first nurse featured on Ted.com, and part of the inaugural nursing panel featured at SXSW 2018. Love was the first Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the United States at Northeastern School of Nursing – a founding initiative designed to empower nurses as innovators and entrepreneurs. There she founded the Nurse Hackathon, the movement has led to transformational change in the Nursing Profession.
Rebecca is an experienced nurse entrepreneur, founding HireNurses.com in 2013 (acquired in 2018), and currently serves as the Managing Director, US Markets for Ryalto. In early 2019, Rebecca, along with a group of leading nurses in the world, founded SONSIEL: The Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders. Love is passionate about empowering nurses and creating communities to help nurses innovate, create and collaborate to start businesses and inventions to transform healthcare.
Rebecca holds a M.S. in Nursing from Northeastern University, B.A. in International Relations/Spanish from Boston University, and is currently Faculty at Norwich University, sits on the board of NextGen Ventures & the Host Committee for the Massachusetts ACLU. She currently lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts with her husband and 3 children.