BLOOM OCTOBER 2020
OCTOBER 17TH - NOVEMBER 1ST, 2020
Learn more about the winners, speakers, workshop events, and judges from our October 2020 Bloom event.
Namratha Kyathi Kadali
1st Place - "A non-invasive method for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes"
This product relates to a novel method of diagnosing and monitoring diabetes non-invasively. In particular, this product includes a mobile-based device that measures breath acetone through a microcontroller helping patients take preemptive measures at the early stages of diabetes. The development of this device for glucose measurement can be a life-changing factor for millions of diabetic patients and has vast potential markets both in the developed and developing countries.
CEO of Depop
Maria Raga is the CEO of Depop. Since being promoted to the position in 2016 from VP of Operations, she has presided over every element of the business from finance and engineering to marketing and product.
An open and collaborative CEO, Maria is dedicated to her team, which has grown to 300+ employees in 4 offices worldwide in the last four years alone. Perhaps most importantly, since she took over as CEO, she has raised close to $100M in funding, which has helped to grow and nurture the community on Depop - now over 20 million users.
Prior to Depop, Maria held successively roles at Groupon and Privalia. Having graduated from Insead MBA, Maria joined Bain & Company as a consultant.
Born in Valencia, Spain, Maria now resides in London with her husband and 3 children. In her spare time, Maria enjoys connecting with Depop’s entrepreneurial Gen-Z constituency and promoting women in the workplace.
Business Plan Workshop
Led by Bloom organizers
The organizers will help participants with their Business Plan and provide them with a template that they created. All business and marketing related questions will be answered here.
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