The Busch Lecture

Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Lessons Learned Along the Way

Robin Thurston

Join us on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6 p.m. for the inaugural Busch Lecture. This year’s speaker will be Robin Thurston, CEO of Helix, a fast-growing startup that is building the world’s first personal genomics platform and a source for DNA learning. Under his leadership, Helix is using true next-generation sequencing to create a marketplace for DNA-powered products that will empower every person to improve their life through DNA. 

Before joining Helix, Robin co-founded and built MapMyFitness into one of the world’s largest open fitness tracking platforms. Following the acquisition of MapMyFitness by Under Armour in 2013, he joined the innovative sports apparel organization and served as chief digital officer, where he led the overall strategic direction of the company’s Connected Fitness business.

Robin spent the first ten years of his career building a mutual fund classification and ratings platform at Lipper—a Thomson Reuters Company—as well as a risk and compensation platform at both American Century Investments and Wellington Management. He graduated with a master's degree in finance from University of Colorado at Denver.

The lecture is free and open to the public; however, registration is required

About the Busch Lecture

The Busch Lecture, which is supported by the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, aims to feature leaders in business who have led innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives and are of interest to the academic, business, and civic communities.

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation also designates a Busch Scholar, a faculty member who conducts and publishes high-quality research in a business discipline. Gerard Athaide, Ph.D., professor of marketing, was named the first Busch Scholar in fall 2017.