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Up and Running with Jon Hunt, Chief Business Officer, HeartBeam

Jon Hunt is an entrepreneur in the medical device and healthcare industries. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of HeartBeam, Inc., having held leadership roles in numerous public and private companies, ranging in size from Fortune 500 to start-up. Prior to joining HeartBeam, Jon served in multiple leadership roles, including as […]

Up and Running with Beth Lindborg, Co-Founder and CEO, Sarcio

Beth Lindborg has a unique business/technical background and leadership experience. She previously served as vice president of strategy and, before that, vice president of operations at SynerFuse, Inc., where the company raised more than $7 million in angel funding and received IDE approval from the FDA for its first-in-human clinical trial. She also served as […]

Up and Running with Vita Group

Vita Group is an innovative, research, design, and development agency. Utilizing over 75 years of experience within the medical industry; we specialize in serving healthcare innovators through patent applications, product prototyping, product manufacturing, FDA regulatory, distribution, marketing, and sales. Vita Group has successfully brought multiple products to market and offers turn-key manufacturing to our clients, […]

Up and Running with Glen Kleinschmidt, COO, HIVE

Glen Kleinschmidt is a Dual-Degree Engineering graduate who holds a BS in Biophysics from Elon University, and both a BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. ​Glen has extensive and varied prototyping and product design experience, and has worked with a variety of medical device companies and their products. Glen is […]

Up and Running with gBETA Medtech Black Founders Accelerator Cohort

The Medical Alley Association recently sat down with the participants of the gBETA Medtech Black Founders Accelerator to hear what led them to found their companies, how they balance startup life with their personal lives, and why they view Medical Alley as the best place to start and grow their company. gBETA Medtech is a […]

Up and Running with Dr. Rosina Samadani, President & CEO, Oculogica

Dr. Rosina Samadani has 24 years of experience with medical device companies, including 7 years with McKinsey & Company as a leader in their healthcare practice. Oculogica is her 4th startup. She has raised $11M+ from accredited investors, angel groups and venture capital, conducted multiple FDA interactions for disruptive, breakthrough diagnostics via the de novo and 510(k) […]

Up and Running with Scott Brown, Co-Founder & CEO, Transfur

Scott has spent over 25 years in technology leadership positions primarily focused on Healthcare. He has been an executive at publicly traded, VC and PE backed companies. He internationalized Digital River’s ecommerce platform; commercialized and scaled Medtronic’s connected care systems; transformed XRS to a mobile technology company; founded a mobile outpatient management company; launched a […]

Up & Running with Gary Conkright, Founder and CEO, physIQ

A visionary leader with a demonstrated ability to craft innovative strategies, build exceptional management teams and manage to results in a fast-changing business environment, Gary is the Chairman, CEO and Founder. Prior to physIQ, he was the founding CEO and Chairman of SmartSignal Corporation (now part of GE), a Chicago-based enterprise software firm, incubated by the University of […]

Up & Running with Wesley Wierson, Founder and CEO, LEAH Labs

Wesley Wierson is a passionate scientist and entrepreneur applying his expertise in gene-editing technology to solve consumer-level problems in society. He studied microbiology as an undergraduate, where he was first exposed to gene-editing technology through undergraduate research. As a Ph.D. student, he developed gene-editing technology that permits the integration of exogenous genes into the genome, thus […]

Up & Running with Max Bock-Aronson, Co-Founder & CEO, Breathe99

Max Bock-Aronson is a 29-year-old artist, engineer, and entrepreneur from Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a design engineer he has worked with clients such as the Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, and Boston Scientific, and has worked on products ranging from heart implants to industrial tea dispensers. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – […]

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