INITIATIVES

Medical Alley Starts

Our one-of-a-kind venture platform accelerates the formation and growth of healthcare start-ups.

Since its inception, Medical Alley Starts has assisted hundreds of early-stage companies with investor introductions, corporate development connections, and supplier referrals.

Built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs

Ready reserve entrepreneur volunteers

A network of experienced entrepreneurs ready to lend their expertise to your venture.

Global investor network

Connecting start-ups to investors from pre-seed to growth. 

Global corporate partner network

Facilitating partnership, M&A, joint ventures, and other engagements with healthcare’s global leaders.

Our advisors

Medical Alley Starts is advised by an elite group of successful entrepreneurs.

Nima Ahmadi

CEO
The Wound Company

Joe Connolly

CEO
Visana Health

Morgan Evans

CEO
Agitated Solutions

Angie Franks

CEO
Kalderos

Jodi Hubler

Board Director
Gratum Ventures

James Kent

CEO
Amplio Rx

Eddie Moradian, PhD

CEO, Salspera, Inc.
Executive Director, MD Biosciences Group

Kyle Rolfing

Partner
Lemhi Ventures

Jakub Tolar, MD, Ph. D.

Dean of Medical School, VP for Clinical Affairs
University of Minnesota

Start-up support partners 

These companies provide services, discounts, and grants to Starts participants.

Avio provides the full range of professional services and expertise required to turn a sketch on a napkin to a product in the marketplace.

CLA provides financial and tax consulting, as well as fractional CFO and outsourcing services. CLA offers a 25% discount to qualifying start-ups.

Top 20 in the U.S. among the most active law firms advising on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital deals.

Mobius Medical CRO, Inc. is a top tier, full service clinical research partner offering a customized service with unparalleled responsiveness.

Support partner contacts

Head of Strategic Growth & Business Development
Mobius Medical CRO, Inc.

Manager
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen)

Attorney, Shareholder
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Founder
Avio Medtech Consulting

Global business development

Medical Alley's community has no geographic borders. We welcome partner organizations worldwide that share our dedication to advancing healthcare. Learn more about Global here.

Medical Alley Starts
strategic collaborators

Bread & Butter Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm based in Minnesota, investing globally while leveraging our state and region’s unparalleled access to strong corporate connections, commercial opportunities, and industry expertise.

Compal offers complete design and manufacturing services for medical electronic devices worldwide. For further details, please visit www.compal.com.

Capita3 is a venture capital firm investing at the convergence of deep tech and digital health in major under-invested healthcare market segments. We provide a novel platform for leadership development as a key startup growth accelerant to early stage companies.

Investing in healthcare companies or looking to get started?

Angel investors

Starts gives you access to high-quality deal flow, syndication opportunities, due diligence support, and connections in our network.


Venture capital investors

Starts works with development teams from the world’s largest healthcare companies to scout for acquisitions, distribution opportunities, and other partnerships.


Corporate development

Starts helps you grow your business by partnering with innovative companies across healthcare.


Our current roster of companies includes:

120+

medical device companies

100+

digital health companies

80+

biopharma companies

Starts ecosystem by the numbers

We engage more than 1,000 ventures each year.

$5 Billion

in VC funding the last 5 years

$42 billion

in announced M&A transactions

$2 billion+

of international investment brought
to Medical Alley

250+

investors in our network

100+

corporates in our network

1,000+

referrals each year

Have a start-up?
We can help.

Contact the Medical Alley Starts team to see how we can help your organization succeed.

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