Startup

Up & Running with Ann Holder, Founder & CEO, Odonata Health

Ann Holder, CEO, Odonata Medical, is a Medical Device Executive with a rich background in sales, marketing, finance and operations.  Ann began her career in the US Army after graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  In healthcare, Ann worked for Medtronic in a variety of roles in […]

Up & Running with Joe Connolly of Visana Health

Joe Connolly spent nearly a decade in medical devices R&D and strategy, most recently with 6 years at Boston Scientific. At Boston Scientific, he led a strategy & innovation team that mapped disease states, patient pathways, and health system barriers that hindered optimal patient care, and partnered with top-tier health systems to implement a digital […]

Up & Running with Patrick Walsh and Vincent Truong of Anatomi Corp

Patrick Walsh, M.S. CEO/CTO is a serial inventor with 10 years’ experience innovating in stem cell biology. Patrick led both academic and industrial research teams in manufacture of stem cell products and provided technical proof-of-concept to secure $16M in federal contracting work for Lonza, Inc. Patrick earned his Masters of Science in Stem Cell Biology […]

Up & Running with Matthew Smyth, CEO of StimSherpa

Matthew Smyth has two decades of professional experience in business, strategy, engineering, law and intellectual property. He started his engineering career in the telecommunications space; obtained a law degree and then spent four years as an associate and patent attorney at Fish & Richardson; moved to an in-house legal position at Honeywell, where he provided […]

Up & Running with Ramji Iyer, CEO of Laplace Interventional

Ramji Iyer is the founder and CEO of Laplace Interventional, which is developing a unique solution to tricuspid regurgitation. In his last role, Ramji was the Senior Director of R&D at LivaNova (Caisson Interventional) and led their transcatheter mitral valve program. Ramji has over 10+ years of heart valve development experience with over 20 patents […]

Up & Running with Greg Sommer, Co-Founder of Sandstone Diagnostics

Greg Sommer is a PhD-level engineer, entrepreneur, and executive in consumer healthcare and clinical diagnostics. In 2012, Dr. Sommer co-founded Sandstone Diagnostics, a Bay Area medical technology and tools company enabling lab testing anywhere, anytime by bringing the centrifuge to the patient. Dr. Sommer was recognized as a 2015 Bay Area “40 Under 40” by […]

Anatomi Corp. Honored with 2019 Tekne Award for Innovation in Startup Category

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — November 21, 2019 — The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Anatomi Corp. as the recipient of the 2019 Tekne Award in the Startup category.  The company was honored at the 20th annual Tekne Awards Gala last night at the Minneapolis Convention Center, along with other Minnesota companies, individuals and technologies […]

For The Record with Scott Lien, Co-Founder & CEO, Grandpad

Scott is GrandPad’s Chief Executive Officer, leading the company as it builds a platform that empowers seniors of all ages and technological skills to connect with family, friends, and caregivers. Having previously developed user-friendly software for companies such as Target, Best Buy, and Bank of America, as well as having led the mobile technology innovation […]

Medical Alley Q3 Investment and Ecosystem Report

Medical Alley is the global epicenter of health innovation and care. Companies that succeed here change the face of healthcare as we know it, building great businesses and powering Minnesota’s economy along the way. This ecosystem is more than just a cradle for early-stage companies or the sole domain of established market-leaders, it is a […]

At 2019 MTS Medical Alley Innovation Summit, Fearless Startups Pitch Best-in-Class Solutions

The third year of the MedTech Strategist Medical Alley Innovation Summit proved to be its most captivating yet. The conference once again featured an international class of startups looking to solve healthcare problems ranging from the need to keep patients warm during surgery to AI-enabled robotic surgery, as well as a crowd of investors looking […]

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