About Ricker Labs
We help companies produce and disseminate technologies that improve lives. Particularly focused on education, healthcare, artificial intelligence, and big data, we enjoy catalyzing products that accelerate education and/or apply neuroscience to the real-world. Our specialty is enabling startups to attain product-market fit, to build and maintain strong teams, and to design new products and features that delight users.
- Past projects have included: market research, competitive analysis and positioning, business model development, user stories and user testing, product concept definition, product requirements, wireframes, mockups, project management, software selection, internal hiring and outsourcing, consultative sales, technical writing, and press relations.
- Silicon-Valley based clients have been featured in media outlets such as Bloomberg, Newsweek, and Techcrunch.
Founder, Elizabeth Ricker
Elizabeth Ricker’s background spans science, technology, business, and user experience. Her passion is bringing great technology ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace. She has been an invited speaker across the United States and internationally.
Business Leadership: Elizabeth has held product and program management positions in education and healthcare technology companies launched out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard Medical School, and Stanford University that have cumulatively raised over $100 million and had their products used by over 70 million individuals worldwide. She has been consulted on the market potential for genomics and cognitive training by strategic consulting and venture capital firms, advised early stage MIT and Harvard spin-outs ranging from marketplaces for architectural design to brain based consumer personalization mobile apps.
Academics, Research, and Development: Undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Masters degree from Harvard University in Mind, Brain, and Education. Educational technology research at the MIT Media Lab and molecular neuroscience research on memory with MIT Nobel laureate.
Invited Symposia, Talks, Presentations, and/or Panels: The Kaufmann Foundation for Entrepreneurship, MIT Chairman’s Salon, Harvard Graduate School of Education, MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences Society, Kairos Society, Phillips Exeter Academy, and the First International Whole Brain Learning Conference in Suzhou, China (2010-2015)
Entrepreneurship and leadership awards: TEDMED Frontline Scholarship, Silicon Valley Leadership Program TiE, StartingBloc Fellowship, MIT Venture Mentoring Service (2009-2013).
Writing: Best of North America (Fair Observer, 2012) and three front page articles covering education and neuroscience for a lay audience. Upcoming popular science book on cognitive enhancement.
Innovations in Educational Technology: Selected as Employee of the Month, Freshman Pre-Orientation speaker for excellence in innovative sports education programs and teaching at MIT (2011). Selected to run educational policy committee spearheading midterm evaluations that provided feedback from hundreds of students to their professors across the MIT engineering, science, and humanities schools (2004-2005).
Professional Memberships: the Product Development and Product Management Association (PDMA), the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society (IMBES), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
Other: Former Regional Get-Out-the-Vote Director on Obama for America (2008), nationally ranked squash player (#24 nationally, #3 in state, Junior Olympics), and class president at MIT.
Photo by Lindsey Lune
Email us at info at rickerlabs.com