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Dinner With World Changers - Mike Lwin - Koekoe Tech

Join us on Monday, April 16th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer. 

Michael Lwin is the co-founder and managing director of Koe Koe Tech, a health IT social enterprise based in Yangon, Myanmar. Koe Koe Tech trains local Myanmar people in computer science, sales, and marketing, and develops software for Myanmar's data-deprived healthcare sector. Koe Koe Tech employs more women than men, and has Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, and people of many ethnic groups on staff.


Koe Koe Tech has developed maymay, the first mHealth app for maternal and child health in Myanmar. maymay builds off of the MAMA content used in Bangladesh, South Africa, and India, and provides periodic messages to users with regard to their pregnancy and the care of their young child. Users will be able to locate nearby doctors and other healthcare professionals by specialty on Google Maps, and in the future will be able to place appointments. Users will also be able to conduct live-chat telemedicine sessions with doctors and other healthcare professionals, enabling isolated rural people to obtain healthcare information remotely.


Previously, he was a research fellow at Georgetown University and an antitrust lawyer at the Washington, D.C. office of Arnold & Porter LLP, working on antitrust M&A and litigation matters and pro bono immigration asylum cases. As a Myanmar-American, over time he grew more and more interested in Myanmar and when the parliamentary elections took place in Myanmar in 2010, Michael left Arnold & Porter shortly after to work as a C.V. Starr Lecturer at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in China. During this time, he also wrote for Al-Jazeera English and did research for the Economist Intelligence Unit. When U.S. sanctions for Myanmar were suspended in 2012, he came to Myanmar to form Koe Koe with his cousin, Dr. Yar Zar Minn Htoo, a Myanmar citizen, doctor, and computer scientist. Michael received his J.D. from NYU School of Law. Mike’s many awards include, Accelerate 2030 National Finalist for Myanmar, Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegate, Global Social Benefit Incubator at SCU, IIX-N-Peace Challenge Winning Peacebuilder, 2015 DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia, Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards, and he is an Echoing Green Global Fellow.