Alexa Roeper is a biomedical sciences student, and co-founder of Penta Medical, which is developing a medical fabric to promote faster and less painful healing.
Roeper got to where she is today through hard work, but also credits the startup community as a source of support.
You want your mentor to be someone who is six months ahead of you to help you with the tiny, but critical, things,” says Roeper. She notes that the community is “a great resource because everyone is willing to help one another and it doesn’t feel like a competitive environment at all.”
New programs like materials and nanoscience and biomedical engineering fill the knowledge gaps that are coming up as new technology is being developed,” said Roeper.
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