October 12, 2018

Neil Newman

Nobody likes getting their blood drawn. So Elizabeth Holmes, 19, dropped out of Stanford and founded Theranos, a company whose device promised to perform all of the standard lab tests using only a tiny amount of blood pricked from your finger. At its peak, Theranos was valued at $10 billion, making Elizabeth Holmes a Silicon Valley superstar and the youngest female billionaire in the world. However, as pesky investigative journalism would unveil, Theranos wasn't quite all it was cracked up to be. Come to UDLS to learn about the spectacular rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, whose legacy has flipped from role model to sociopath.