February 22, 2019 - 3:00 pm — 5:30 pm
001 Life Sciences Building
Student to CEO
Creating Your Own Venture and Job Right Out of School with Luis Romo ’10 G’12
An Engineering Meets Business and Route 44 event!
As PurpleSun’s founder and CEO, Luis Romo is responsible for creating and evolving the company to deliver value to stakeholders, including patients, healthcare workers, investors, and members of the board.
PurpleSun is a venture-backed healthcare technology startup company based out of New York City. They are focused on providing smart, light-based technology solutions for infection prevention by harnessing the power of a unique delivery of ultraviolet light energy to automate the disinfection capabilities of healthcare institutions to improve the quality of care.
Romo began to design and develop medical technologies during his training at Syracuse University. Over the past eight years, Romo devoted his time to studying, analyzing, and immersing himself in the healthcare industry. He has spent thousands of hours shoulder-to-shoulder working and listening to the challenges and triumphs of many healthcare providers and researchers. His unique edge is derived from an on-the-ground value identification approach.
Distinctions received for his work include a grand prize from the New York State Business Plan competition which helped start the venture (2011), GEW’s TOP 50 Most Promising Startups Globally from the Kauffman Foundation, multiple invitations to the White House, featured in the Wall Street Journal, NBC, and recently published in the American Journal of Infection Control (2019). Building true relationships and partnerships that yield sustainable results is something he sees vital to growth.
He holds both his bachelor’s of science and a master’s of science degree in biomedical engineering from Syracuse University.
Romo’s appearance at Syracuse University is part of the ongoing Engineering Meets Business lecture series made possible by a gift from Muss Akram ‘10.