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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 – […]

Up & Running with Jared Sieling, Founder & CEO, Chanl Health

Jared is the Founder and CEO of Chanl Health. Prior to starting Chanl, Jared spent many years as a software engineer and solution architect, working with research teams at universities across the country to design, develop, and evaluate new digital health solutions. Outside of work, he is kept busy chasing around his two young daughters alongside […]

Up & Running with Kwaku Owusu, Co-Founder & CEO, Drugviu

Kwaku Owusu leads overall strategy and vision. Prior to DrugViu, Kwaku was a founder/CEO of Ilerasoft, a medical device utilization optimization software platform that helped hospitals and health facilities use their medical assets more efficiently. Kwaku also has experience in sales operations and product at HP Enterprise. He holds Bachelor’s from the University of Massachusetts […]

Up & Running with Bruce Batten, Founder, President & CTO, GRIP Molecular

Dr. Batten has 30+ years of general management experience and 10+ years of experience leading molecular diagnostic development programs. He has held C-level roles with leading diagnostic companies and has been a founding member of four technology start-ups. He has been on the faculty of Harvard, Tufts and The Ohio State medical schools and holds […]

Up & Running with Aimee Garza, Founder & CEO, CoraVie Medical

Aimee Garza, Founder & CEO. Aimee has 25 years’ experience in the medtech industry across multiple functional disciplines with advancing leadership responsibilities. Her combined technical knowledge and physician, patient and customer experience uniquely position her to translate real-world needs into new products and markets. She most recently led marketing and product management at Integer Holdings, a leading […]

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 […]

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