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Javier Evelyn

Detroit, MI
Founder and CEO of Alerje, an early stage IoT MedTech startup with a mission of improving the overall quality of life of those suffering from food allergies. Javier recently served as the 2017 Google for Entrepreneurs x CODE2040 Detroit EIR at Grand Circus. In this EIR role, he hosted diversity focused tech events in Detroit neighborhoods with a goal to “Rewrite the Narrative” which culminated in a pitch competition exclusively for Black & Latinx tech founders called Pitch313. Previous to this endeavor, he led in the development of mobile app projects for a multi-billion dollar health insurance company and pharmacy benefit manager. He’s also spent some time teaching underestimated youth from Detroit how to code. Prior working in the tech industry, the Chicago native worked in sales as a founding team member of an independent insurance agency.