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GEW 2018: Entrepreneurial Book Club Discussion Happy Hour - Bad Blood

  • Grand Rounds Brewing Company 4 3rd Street Southwest Rochester, MN 55902 United States (map)

Join The Commission and Rochester Rising for a very special GEW edition of Elevating Women Happy Hour for an evening of conversation and community.

4:30-5:30: Open happy hour

5:30-6:30: Book discussion of John Carreyrou's "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

About Bad Blood:

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.