Rafael Lopes’ SmartPort team was one of the winners of the MIT Surgical Hackathon, where they began developing technology to support cancer patients in completing their full course of chemotherapy. The team’s beachhead innovation combines implantable sensors and wireless telehealth capabilities to provide oncologists with an early warning of patient infection. Rafael has founded three companies and led design and commercialization efforts for 20 digital products for multinational and early-stage companies across financial services, farming and digital health sectors. He holds a B.S. from Cal State LA as a biomedical research fellow and obtained an M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University.