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Heard on Campus: C. Frank Igwe

C. Frank Igwe, founder and president of Moravia Health, a full-service Medicare and Medicaid home health agency in the Philadelphia area, speaks at IST Startup Week 2016. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

“A lot of people I know would have been great entrepreneurs, but they suffered from paralysis from analysis. At some point you need to take the plunge. You will make mistakes. This business takes courage and the ability to be vulnerable. Every time you fail is an opportunity to learn, and it is better to feel a little uncomfortable now than it is to feel a lot of resentment later.”

-- C. Frank Igwe is founder and president of Moravia Health, a full-service Medicare and Medicaid home health agency licensed by the state of Pennsylvania. Founded in 2012, it serves more than 200 patients in the Philadelphia area. He believes that health care is a basic human right, and lives by the words “do well by doing good.” Frank is committed to serving “the least of these,” by providing the highest quality of care possible to the elderly and/or disabled who wish to maintain independence, dignity and quality of life by remaining in their homes. 

He holds a bachelor of science in environmental engineering from the University of Oklahoma, a master of business administration/master of science in supply chain management from Penn State, and a doctorate in information sciences and technology from Penn State. He also has a master of government administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a 2008 Fellow of Harvard University.

Igwe spoke at University Park on April 14 as part of IST Startup Week 2016, a weeklong celebration showcasing talented innovators and entrepreneurs from around the country. View the schedule or watch live streaming events at  

Last Updated April 15, 2016