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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship


The Legatum Center supports entrepreneurs all around the world through the Fellowships and Grants

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Alicia Chong Rodriguez

Mastercard Foundation 2017 - 2018
Legatum Fellow
Costa Rica
IDM, Sloan School of Management and School of Engineering

Alicia is founder and CEO of Bloomer HealthTech a company with the mission to end, worldwide, women’s alarmingly high mortality rates due to heart disease. Her team integrates sensors seamlessly into ordinary, everyday clothing such as the brassiere, to collect information to build a robust clinical data set to understand female cardiac health across ethnicities. This allows for personalized universal healthcare, optimizing women’s heart treatment through monitoring and prevention of negative outcomes while also enhancing communication with doctors and caregivers. Alicia has six years of experience in the semiconductor industry as a hardware engineer and nine years of experience generating initiatives for women in technology in Mexico and Costa Rica.  She was recipient of the MIT Graduate Women of Excellence award, a scholarship by Google for the Global Solutions Program (GSP) of Singularity University and part of Batch 15 of Startup Chile. Alicia graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey where she did a Bachelor in Electronic & Computer Engineering with specialization in Digital Systems, and is currently a graduate fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she combines engineering, design and business doing a dual-masters program in Integrated Design and Management (IDM) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).  Alicia has Costa Rican and Peruvian roots.


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