Lisa Lavin - Driven and Caring

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Lisa Lavin is co-founder and CEO of Anser Innovation. Lisa has over 20 years of experience in business as a senior leader and entrepreneur building new business within the healthcare, animal care, and consumer product sectors in start-up and Fortune 100 businesses. Prior to her emphasis in business, Lisa taught veterinary radiography at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and the Medical Institute of Minnesota. As an expert in this field, Lisa authored the textbook Radiography in Veterinary Technology, (2007, 2003, 1999, 1994), Elsevier Publishing.

Lisa is active in local and national organizations that support entrepreneurialism and women in business.  Lisa is a Minnesota Cup Division winner, Eureka Award winner for Innovation, was recognized by Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal as one of 25 Woman to Watch, Minnesota Business’ Real Power 50 and was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and the New York Times.

Most famously, Lisa and Anser Innovation are known for the pet webcam, and this is not your typical webcam. It allows pet owners to check in on their furry friends and with a tap on the keyboard, give them a treat. It's an example of technology changing the everyday routine of our lives.

It's called PetChatz. It's a computer screen mounted at a pet's eye level. Using a remote phone app or browser, the pets and their owners can see and hear each other. The device will even emit a pet's favorite smell or treat.

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