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

The Wound Company

Joe Connolly

Visana Health

Morgan Evans

Agitated Solutions

Angie Franks


Jodi Hubler

Board Director
Gratum Ventures

James Kent

Amplio Rx

Eddie Moradian, PhD

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

Kyle Rolfing

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

Support partner contacts

Avio Medtech Consulting

CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen)

Attorney, Shareholder
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Vice President Clinical Operations
Mobius Medical CRO

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.

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.

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

iGan Partners is a healthcare focused venture capital firm, investing globally in MedTech and Digital Health companies. iGan works with exceptional founders focused on commercializing and scaling technological advancements in healthcare. They provide portfolio companies with smart capital, active support, and access to a global network of industry partners and sector-specific co-investors to help them grow and succeed.

Founded on Mayo Clinic's dedication to patient-centered care, Mayo Clinic Platform enables new knowledge, new solutions and new technologies through collaborations with health technology innovators to create a healthier world.

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:


medical device companies


digital health companies


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


investors in our network


corporates in our network


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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