Describe The Background Of Elizabeth Holmes Technology Entrepreneur

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Elizabeth Holmes Technology Entrepreneur Q1. Describe the background of the technology entrepreneur and how it influenced the path that he/she took. Is the background of the technology entrepreneur typical or atypical? Born Elisabeth Anne Holmes February 3rd 1984, to parents Christian Holmes IV and Noel Anne Daoust in Washington DC. From the early age of 9 years Ms Holmes showed traits of becoming an innovator and social entrepreneur when she wrote a letter to her father stating, "What I really want out of life is to discover something new, something that mankind didn 't know was possible to do." (Kim, 2015). She’s influenced by her parents who had successful careers with state departments in America, her father worked with The United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Her father’s work with USAID, which oversees foreign aid for disaster relief, poverty relief, global and environmental issues, probably instilled the humanitarian ethos that she’s applied to her organisation Theranos. Her great-great-grandfather Christian R. Holmes was a renowned surgeon and inventor who also inspired her to take up medicine and be an innovator. Ms Holmes fear of needles, which her mother and grandmother suffered, may also be attributed to her setting up Theranos and finally she lost an uncle to skin cancer that she saw could have being avoided if there was better early detection. With all these factors and influences taken into account and determination of Ms Holmes the

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