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.

J.P. Morgan offers start-ups a full suite of financial services solutions.

A strategic partner for complex electro-mechanical engineering and manufacturing with rugged reliability.

Support partner contacts

CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen)

Industry Executive
Midwest and Canada Life Sciences and Healthcare Services
J.P. Morgan

Attorney, Shareholder
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Principal Program Manager
Nortech Systems

Managing Director
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.

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

2022 by the numbers

We engage with more than 400 ventures each year. Here are a few examples:

$1.5 Billion

in IPOs

$437 Million

in VC funding (after $1.4 billion in 2020)

$23 Billion

in M&A transactions


supplier referrals


corporate development connections


investor introductions

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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