Lea Ellermeier

CEO and Co-Founder of Lingualcare, Inc. & REPLICATE Dental Technologies Inc.

Session: CEO Fireside Chat

Date & Time: 3:35 pm, June 19th

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Session: Falling In Love With An Idea  - How Companies Begin

Date & Time: 1:00 pm, June 18th

What You'll Learn: 
How do you start a company from nothing and manage the process of taking it to a steady state?  Being successful requires more than raising money, hiring employees and finding customers. Every entrepreneur must manage themselves through the wild emotional swings that accompany falling in love with an idea and seeing it through. Lea will tell you the story of how she did it with Lingualcare, the healthcare technology company she founded and sold to 3M and REPLICATE Dental Technologies, her current company, and offer insights and takeaways for everyone thinking about starting a company and those already in the throes of it.

About the Speaker

Lea A. Ellermeier is the co-founder and CEO of REPLICATE Dental Technologies Inc, formerly Natural Dental Implants Inc, the developer and manufacturer of the REPLICATE System, a new approach to tooth replacement. Prior to joining RDT, Lea co-founded and served as CEO of Lingualcare, Inc., a Dallas, Texas based dental technology company that developed and marketed disruptive technology for the mass customization of invisible, orthodontic braces with operations in the U.S., Germany and Mexico.  Lingualcare was purchased by 3M Company in November, 2007.  Lea has spent her career in MedTech and software development start-ups and mid-sized companies. She holds a B.A. in Political Science (Cum Laude) from the University of Texas El Paso and an M.B.A. from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ. In addition to her love of hopeless causes and risky business ventures, Lea has a passion for storytelling and recently published a memoir “Finding the Exit; It’s Not Where You Start, It’s Where you Finish.”  www.replicatetooth.com

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