From Biotech Expert to Entrepreneur: An MBA at GGU Story

Katharine Grimmer (MBA ’12) wanted to move up to the next role in management in biotech, a field that she was in for 16 years. At GGU, she says that she was able to apply what she learned right away in her job from courses in marketing, supply chain management, and finance. GGU is nationally recognized for the kind of education that brings adult professionals the best of academic and real-world insights from its faculty–and it paid off for Grimmer.

Grimmer had been pondering an entrepreneurial idea for some time. Encouraged by a finance professor to pursue her dream, she launched a hair care product for those suffering from dandruff and scalp discomfort brought on by chemotherapy (so-called Chemo-cap).

Boasting literacy in both pharmaceutical drug development and financial terminology from the MBA program, she was able to pitch her idea to funders with confidence and greater impact.

The chemo-cap treatment developed as a remedy for her mother who was suffering this side effect while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. “By reducing itching, inflammation, and flaking, it  gives patients back a little bit of ‘normal’ in a uniquely abnormal situation.” Grimmer has also experienced dandruff her entire life which served as additional motivation.

Boasting literacy in both pharmaceutical drug development and financial terminology from the MBA program, she was able to pitch her idea to funders with confidence and greater impact.

Lotus Rx Hair Solution launched in 2016, and she is now crowdfunding the next iteration of the formula and to raise funds for the Lotus Rx Cancer Connect Initiative. You can support Grimmer at iFund Women.


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