Kim Walpole is the Co-Founder & CEO of Trials.ai, a startup that’s developing frontier technology that helps research teams develop their clinical trial protocols.
Originally from Bronx, New York, Kim did a lot of traveling with her family growing up. She worked for the American Management Association and later began consulting a couple of pharma companies. After meeting her now-husband, she moved out to San Diego in 2010, where she currently resides.
A few years after moving out to San Diego, Kim’s best friend had a stomach ache which turned out to be pancreatic cancer. He was given 5 months to live. Being told he could not be treated, he reached out to Kim in hopes that she could get him into a trial. She tapped into her network but quickly learned that by the time her friend would be able to participate in a trial, he’d be gone. In that moment, Kim began reevaluating the protocols that were in place in the industry. She knew the process had to change, leading her to found Trials.ai.
Listen in to hear all about her founding story, and get the scoop on her favorite local eats and brews.
Thanks to our partners at Cox Business for their support in enabling us to grow the San Diego ecosystem.
Kim’s local favorites:
Tacos – anywhere that ends in an “-erto’s”
Coffee – Lofty Coffee
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