Name/Company - Neelesh Mittal /Bluegrid Medicine
1.What’s your story (in 3 sentences or less)
Born in Queens. Raised in New Jersey. Working to help people not get (more) sick. Also, I’m a huge fan of latte art. Life Goal: have a barista etch Pikachu into a latte for me.
2. Biggest aha moment?
I learned to make efforts to meet people outside my domain. There’s always ways to cross-pollinate ideas and industries to create something meaningful.
3. Share a fun or unique fact about yourself.
I wear a grey tee shirt to Tigerlabs almost every day. But it’s not the same one. I have 6 of them. I swear.
4. What motivating factor compelled you to join Tigerlabs?
I participated in the Digital Health Bootcamp in 2014 which was held at Tigerlabs. I made myself a promise that I’d start working here one day and looks like I kept that promise! Also, I really like the dogs here. All the benefits of dog ownership without any of the hassles.
“If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.”
In addition to being a nerdy science joke, I think it holds some “life” meaning. If you’re not doing something meaningful and impactful, then you’re just part of the fluff. And fluff is only for pillows.