#FemaleFounderFriday: The Value of Persistence

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This #FemaleFounderFriday, we celebrate UC Berkeley BioE alum Charvi Shetty and the value of persistence! 😍

Aluna (formerly Knox Medical Diagnostics) was one of our early UC LAUNCH Accelerator teams and has been steadily building through multiple grants (NSF SBIR/STTR) and other accelerators (CITRIS Foundry, IndieBio, Plug&Play, QB3, MassChallenge).

The company’s device received FDA approval in March for asthma and in June for diagnosing and managing coronavirus.

Read more about how Charvi’s journey from undergrad to head of a “must-have, right now” product company in this great Forbes piece.

And…we’re doing a special COVID edition of LAUNCH this Fall (3 months), in addition to our usual monthly I-Corps trainings (1 week) and Lean Transfer course. Click to find out what each of these programs can do to turn your innovation into real world impact!