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In this episode, we sit down with Alerje Founder and CEO, Javier Evelyn, to learn more about how innovation is pushing forward new discoveries to improve the quality of life for people living with food allergies. Javier is on the edge of "shouting out from mountain tops" about new advances taking place, and he drops "bread crumbs" for listeners to follow. He is also a member of FAACT's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board and shares his hope for this board and the future.
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Alerje Founder and CEO
Javier, a patient entrepreneur who personally suffers from multiple food allergies, is the Founder and CEO of Alerje, a MedTech & Digital Health startup. He's also a founding team member of MedTech Color, an organization aimed to advance the representation of persons of color in the medical device industry. He serves as a Millennial Advisory Board Member to First Independence Bank. Javier recently made the 2019 Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40 list. He served as the 2017 Google x CODE2040 Detroit EIR. Prior to this endeavor, Javier led in the development of mobile app projects for a multi-billion dollar health insurance company and pharmacy benefit manager. Before working in the tech industry, he was a founding team member of an independent insurance agency where he led in sales and management. Originally from Chicago, IL, he received his Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.