Join entrepreneur Debbie Chen as she talks about the successes and pitfalls she’s experienced in her 20-year career as a diagnostics developer. She’ll share her perspective as a female scientist founder and how her life experiences have led her to where she is today. Glean tips for following your passion as our technology becomes more advanced in the world of wearables.
Debbie Chen, Founder and CEO of Hydrostasis, Inc
Debbie has 20 years of experience developing optical diagnostic tools. She has a BS in bioengineering from UCSD and a PhD in biomedical engineering from Tufts University. Her past projects include an early diagnostic tool for the detection of peripheral neuropathy, corneal confocal microscopy for Type-1 Diabetes screening, a 3D in-vivo plankton microscope, and high-content screening for drug discovery.
Debbie completed the Rady Micro-MBA program and the MyStartupXX accelerator program in 2016. She went on to complete the Stella Labs and Ad Astra Accelerator programs from 2017-2018. Hydrostasis, Inc. was created based on Debbie’s athletic pursuits and her background in optical sensing. She realized there is a need for personalized, continuous hydration monitoring to be able to notify users before dehydration or over-hydration occurs. When not running her company, Debbie is a mom of two and an amateur Muay Thai fighter. She is an advocate for female and under-represented founders and is passionate about mental health, especially the entrepreneurship mindset.