LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/etikoyan/
Born In: Alexandria, Virginia (USA)
Current Job: Co-Founder and CEO, Riley App
Elizabeth Tikoyan was born and raised in the Washington D.C. Metro area. She graduated from Northern Virginia Community College Summa Cumma Laude and the University of Virginia with High Honors, and was inducted into the Raven Society, the most prestigious honorary society at the University of Virginia. During her high school years, Elizabeth was misdiagnosed for over 4+ years, which left her partially paralyzed, with severe memory loss, nerve damage and speech impairment. Though she recovered, she became disabled due to years of medical malpractice.
Inspired by her health battle with Lyme Disease, Elizabeth founded Riley App, a health tech platform that connects patients to community and resources to get to healing faster. She was voted CBIC Student Entrepreneur of the Year, Top 32 Student Startups by Student Startup Madness, and is a National Geographic Women of Impact. Elizabeth has been recognized by Senator Mark Warner( D-VA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for her impact in the disability and patient space. Elizabeth is a Harvard SVMP Alumni and Forbes Under 30 Scholar. Elizabeth’s life mission is to #ChangeTheStigma around life with a health condition/ disability, and is proud to pave the way to change how patients/ the disability community is seen across the world.