Graham Dodge: Co-Founder & CEO of SickWeather

Bio:

Graham is an entrepreneur with diverse experience in design, marketing and business development. In 1998, he was a member of the team that created the first online Crime Map, a visualization of aggregate crime data for the web portal Crime.com. Throughout his career he has worked in varying capacities for such brands as GlaxoSmithKline, Discovery, GEICO, AOL & MTV. He is a board member of PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, an independent affiliate of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, that provides services for medically fragile kids. He was named a "Social Innovation Rockstar" by Yoxi/BOLD, and featured among Broadband for America's "Faces of Innovation."

What's Your NativeAdVantage:

What do you do best?

My wife says I’m best at starting things and making friends, so I’m working hard at being less friendly while finishing things. My company Sickweather is best at understanding real-time disease trends and public health prediction.

What makes you the best?

The people with whom I surround myself.  Likewise my team of epidemiologists, data scientists, designers, programmers and problem solvers are what makes Sickweather the best.

What are your aspirations?

To live sustainably off the grid and be more helpful at home with the kids. If I can do that while also building Sickweather into a global leader in real-time disease surveillance, then that’s even better.

Favorite:

Motto:

Don’t assume – it makes an ass out of you and me.

People:

Everyone at Techstars and Foundry Group

John Prine

Marc Steiner

David Simon

Michio Kaku

Heather Brown Dodge to name a few.

Places:

KCMO

Old Town Ellicott City in Maryland

VT/NH/ME

Little Italy

Ladew Topiary Gardens

Products:

Everyman Jack shampoo and deodorant

Kaylala Ouch Ointment

Fiat 500

Apple Watch

Juniper Ridge Backpacker Cologne

Passions:

Epidemiology, American History, Genealogy, Theoretical Physics, Theater, Music, Folding Bikes, Farming, Family.

http://www.sickweather.com/

https://www.facebook.com/sickweather

https://twitter.com/sickweather