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Ron Gutman

Ron Gutman
Founder and CEO, HealthTap

Website | @healthtap

Founder and CEO of HealthTap, and formerly founder and CEO of Wellsphere (acquired by HealthCentral), Ron is the Curator of TEDx Silicon Valley – inspiring innovation for social change, an advisor to early and late stage technology and health companies, and an angel investor focusing on early stage technology startups.

A life-long entrepreneur, Ron has always been passionate about making people’s lives better. After starting his career at the age of 17 by founding and growing several businesses in the wine and dine industries, he decided to return to academia to learn about and conduct research on technology, social entrepreneurship and health. As a graduate student at Stanford, he became a leader of the Business Association of Stanford’s Engineering Students, and organized a multidisciplinary group of graduate students and faculty from the schools of Medicine, Engineering, Business, Law and Psychology to research ways to help people live healthier happier lives. The group initially focused on personalized medicine, and later expanded its research to personalized health information.

After graduating from Stanford Ron founded Wellsphere based on an innovative model using technology, information, and the power of communities to help millions of people improve their health and well-being. Wellsphere has grown to become the leader in online health 2.0, and one of the largest health sites on the Internet and was acquired in early 2009. Ron recently founded HealthTap to help you and your doctor make better decisions about your health and well being, using data.

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Ron Gutman (HealthTap)
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