Early Stage Montana’s Founder’s Series Featuring Cynthia Ekberg Tsai – 4/14 – Online

5 April 2022

Early Stage MT presents Cynthia Ekberg Tsai in a free online forum where she shares her story, her passion for the state, and gives some tips to inspire the next generation of Montana’s founders and leaders.

Free online forum will include time for Q&A. This event is hosted in collaboration with UM’s Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Lab (WELL) and the WELL Women’s Business Center.

About Cynthia Ekberg Tsai:

Ms. Tsai has more than 30 years of experience in global biotechnology and medical technology. Ms. Tsai spent 16 years on Wall Street as a Vice President with Merrill Lynch and General Electric (Kidder Peabody 1982 – 1995). Since 2016, she has been the CEO of Tana Systems, a global software and IT company based in the U.S. and India. Ms. Tsai leads a team of 50 engineers in the U.S. and 500 engineers in India.


She is also the Chief Executive Officer of Healthquest, a global advisory firm, a position she has held since 1995. From 1993 to 2002, Ms. Tsai was the Founder and CEO of HealthExpo, the largest consumer healthcare event in the US, where she grew the enterprise from concept to execution, attracting more than 50 million consumers to HealthExpo. Prior to that, Ms. Tsai was a General Partner in MassTech Ventures, a multi-million-dollar equity fund focused on technology development at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ms. Tsai currently serves on the Board of Selectors for the Jefferson Foundation Awards and is on the board of the Prix Galien Foundation. In 1999, the Harvard Business School Alumni Chapter in New York recognized Ms. Tsai with an Early Stage Honor Roll Award for Entrepreneurship.


In 2004, she also received a “Leading Woman Entrepreneur of the World” Award from the Star Foundation in Overland Park, Kansas. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Missouri. She is currently a director of Certus Critical Care Inc., a director of Vita Nav and TitinKM. Tsai serves as director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Ethan Allen, listed on the NY Stock Exchange. Cynthia also serves as a director of the Montana Bio Science Alliance.

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