SOE Award Recipient
2013 • Medical/Science/Technology
"I truly love the variety of work and the ability to have such a large impact on the success of the company. I know that at 19 years old when we started Inogen I never would have been given the opportunities that I got in starting my own company versus entering the corporate world."
Inogen manufacturers an innovative portable oxygen concentrator (POC) for patients worldwide who need oxygen therapy. In addition, in the US Inogen services oxygen patients directly through Medicare and private insurance plans. What started as a business plan for an entrepreneurship course at UCSB - that was inspired by Ali’s grandmother’s struggles with existing oxygen therapy technology 11 years ago - ultimately became a reality. She is most proud of their success in making oxygen patients’ lives easier every day.