Inspirefest

Erika Cheung

Co-founder, Ethics in Entrepreneurship

Erika Cheung was one of the key whistleblowers in the Theranos scandal that stopped the company from processing thousands of patients’ samples with faulty technology. The story has been covered in the book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou, 60 Minutes, ABC News and the recent HBO documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.

After working for biotechnology companies, Erika committed herself to growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. She is a founding team member of Betatron, a start-up accelerator based in Hong Kong that supports early-stage companies as they scale and grow across Asia. The accelerator went from a small operation to be rated as the second largest ecosystem builder in Asia.

Currently, she is launching a new non-profit called Ethics in Entrepreneurship, providing resources and best practices to prepare entrepreneurs and tech workers to better face the ethical challenges that may arise in their companies.

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