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Peter Li, CEO and Jean Qiu, founder, Nexcelom Bioscience, No. 101
Peter Li and Jean Qiu are a husband-wife team running Nexcelom Bioscience, a company that provides cell analysis solutions for cancer research, vaccine development, and drug discovery. Li and Qiu met in graduate school at Purdue University, but they both trace their roots to China where they were born and where they lived until completing their undergraduate education. Qiu started Nexcelom out of the basement of their home in 2003; Li joined her full-time in 2006 to help expand the company.