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Kate Dilligan, CEO, Cooler Heads

Kate Dilligan founded Cooler Heads from her personal experience trying to cope with the overwhelming side effects of treatment for breast cancer. After recovery, she set out to build the evidence based products cancer patients need to manage their wellbeing during and after treatment. When she was diagnosed, Dilligan was an executive at a company she had helped found after graduating from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with her MBA. As employee #2 at KnuEdge, she was a key part of the team which grew the company to over 100 employees and raised over $130M from investors. Dilligan led KnuEdge’s business that focused on building software systems for the US Government. Prior to business school, she had a successful career in politics and was one of the top fundraisers for Democratic congressional campaigns. She holds a BA from Smith College.