Erika was born in Los Angeles, CA. She spent most of her education homeschooled, but started community college at age 14 and then went on to obtain a dual degree in Linguistics and Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley.
She was one of the key whistleblowers that reported Theranos to health regulators. Her report subsequently led to the shutdown of Theranos’ clinical lab which prevented the company from providing false medical results to thousands of patients. This account is covered in the book Bad Blood by John Carreryrou, 60 Minutes, ABC Podcast: The Drop Out, and Alex Gibney’s documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.
Currently, Erika is the Program Director of Betatron a technology accelerator based in Hong Kong. She is a key entrepreneurial ecosystem builder in Asia. At the moment, the program supports technology entrepreneurs to scale and grow their businesses all throughout the South East Asia and China. She independently consults on healthcare and biotechnology projects.
Luke lived in Doha, Qatar until he was 18. The first in his family to enter higher education, he completed a master’s in economic history in 2011 at the University of Manchester, before working for a United Nations policy watchdog in New York.
After that, he hunted butterflies in Panama for the Smithsonian, and then in Colombia provided protective accompaniment for Colombian activists in combat zones with the Fellowship of Reconciliation.
He is currently completing a law degree at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where he has worked with Corporate Accountability Lab and has founded the Student Mental Health Alliance, which is now entering its second year of existence.
Tyler Shultz is an entrepreneur fostering innovation in healthcare.
He graduated from Stanford with a Biology degree and entered the national scene when he courageously blew the whistle at Theranos. Tyler complained to the public health regulators in New York and was a source for a series of Wall Street Journal articles exposing Theranos’ dubious blood-testing practices.
Owing to his role in exposing the fraud, Shultz was featured in Bad Blood, the book about the scandal penned by John Carreyrou, the original author of the Wall Street Journal articles, as well as in Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary “The Inventor”.
Currently, Shultz is the CEO and Co-Founder of Flux Biosciences, Inc., a bay-area start-up. Flux Biosciences aims to bring medical grade diagnostics into the homes of consumers by using cutting-edge technology to measure biomarkers related to stress, exercise, and fertility. His efforts were recognized by Forbes when he was named to their “30 under 30” Health Care 2017 list.
Rohini has lived in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and Bangkok. She received dual degrees from the University of Southern California – one in Psychology and the other in Social Sciences with an Emphasis in Economics, while minoring in Business.
Passionate about Behavioral Economics, she worked as a Strategic Planner in advertising for companies such as Ogilvy, Y&R and BBDO. Disappointed by corporate’s inability to handle harassment and in search of a more impactful career path, Rohini spent some time consulting for a for-profit for-purpose travel startup called Bamboo. Bamboo provides short-term tours to developing nations that help build up societies and ecosystems, such as freeing elephants from chains, building homes, and teaching English. She then branched out to create her own business WorkSafe. WorkSafe focuses on providing real-time feedback about the sentiment and toxicity of online messages employees send to each other – a Grammarly for toxicity.
Swan is a well known super-connector in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Shenzhen, China. She had a social enterprise on WeChat helping expats navigate and understand Mainland China while also providing locals an opportunity to improve their English called Ringy001.