University of Vermont

Luke Neill's Experience at the Clinton Global Initiative University 2013

Clinton Global Initiative Conference
Luke Neill, Class of 2016, with long-time friend, Sam Meyer, and Matthew Perry

The CGIU 2013 meeting was excellent!

On the first night I had the privilege to meet President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea. On Saturday, Sam and I were both called on stage and honored during the plenary session "Ensuring Medication Safety" by none other than Mathew Perry. He was very funny and did a great job on the introduction. After the plenary session, Sam and I also had the opportunity to meet with Michael Botticelli, the Deputy Director of the White House of National Drug Control Policy. On Saturday night when Sam and I exhibited our software at the "CGIU Exchange" we met three notable groups. The first was a group of 5 medical students at St. Louis University School of Medicine who would like to use our software to educate type 2 diabetics at a health clinic they created in North St. Louis. The second group was working on a Rural India Social and Health Improvement (RISHI) project at Northwestern University. The third group was a startup company in Poland which is working on medication validation and tracking. Unfortunately our project was not selected in the venture competition.

It was one unforgettable weekend.