What We Do
We help companies produce and disseminate science and technologies that improve lives. Focused on education and healthcare applications - including biotech and wellness, we leverage artificial intelligence, data analytics, and applied neuroscience to bring scientific ideas into everyday use, with a special interest in digital products. We often work with executives and senior level management, on employee education, and we also advise on the design, targeting, and strategy of new companies and new products.
- Projects range from talks to workshops to white papers to developing new apps to company strategy. Deliverables have included remote and in-person talks, scientific review papers, technical market research, competitive analysis and positioning, business model development, designing new products and features (including requirements and design wireframes), user experience studies, and quantitative analysis in user testing.
- Recent clients: a publicly traded financial technology company, the inventor of the Palm Pilot and the Palm Treo, the maker of a #1 iPhone app, a Fortune 500 company, and a leading venture capital firm. Clients have been featured in media outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Wired.
- Current and past honors/awards: Catalant network expert (5/5 stars), MIT Venture Mentoring Service (by competitive selection out of MIT alumni startups), Silicon Valley Startup Leadership program (<25% selected internationally), Audience Choice Award for Android app at NYCEdu Startup Weekend
About the Founder
Elizabeth R. Ricker is the author of the new book "Smarter Tomorrow: How 15 Minutes of Neurohacking A Day Can Help You Work Better, Think Faster, and Get More Done" (Little, Brown Spark/Hachette). Her background spans science, technology, and business. 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.
Communication: New popular science/self-help book on cognitive enhancement and self-experimentation "Smarter Tomorrow: How 15 Minutes of Neurohacking a Day Can Help You Work Better, Think Faster, and Get More Done" (Little, Brown Spark/Hachette Book Group). The book has sold thousands of copies worldwide and has been nominated for the Audie, Porchlight, Nautilus, and William James book awards. It has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Psychology Today, on SiriusXM radio, and more.
Entrepreneurship and leadership awards: TEDMED Frontline Scholarship, Silicon Valley Leadership Program TiE, StartingBloc Fellowship, MIT Venture Mentoring Service.
Innovations in Education and Educational Technology: Selected as Employee of the Month, Freshman Pre-Orientation speaker for excellence in innovative sports education programs and teaching at MIT. 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. Invited to the US Department of Homeland Security to present invention: an educational children's board game teaching the principles behind pandemics.
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).
Fun facts: former nationally ranked squash player (top 20) and class president at MIT.
Photo by Lindsey-Loon Ricker
Email us at info at rickerlabs.com