Meridith Cass

CEO

NIX

About Meridith

Meridith is the Founder and CEO of Nix, a biosensor startup, spun out of Harvard University. The initial product is a sweat sensor that informs athletes, soldiers, and laborers of their hydration status, sweat rate, electrolyte losses, and core body temperature in real-time.

A serial company starter, Meridith has worked closely with several Boston and New York-based venture capital firms in the creation of seven life science and consumer startups prior to Nix. Meridith sits on the board of several companies and non-profits including Girls on the Run of Greater Boston, Consumer Technology Association’s Health and Fitness Technology Division, and the Cambridge Friends School, of which she is an alumna.

Meridith is a college basketball player-turned-marathoner who has completed 9 marathons in the past 6 years, and is proud to have earned her Six Star Medal having run all the World Major Marathons. She received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College where she received the Anna Pell Wheeler Prize for Mathematics, and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Meridith is a Kauffman Fellow as well as a Harvard Business School Blavatnik Fellow.

What you’ll learn

  • What are biosenors and what are some of their current applications?
  • What can measuring sweat tell us about performance?
  • Does Meridith believe the future of health monitoring / tracking will be via data partnerships and integration with existing wearables (eg Apple Watch, Amazon Halo, WHOOP)?
  • What customer segment are Nix most excited for growth in biosenors?

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