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Up & Running With Kevin Lynch, CEO, Datica

Kevin Lynch is the CEO of Datica, a SaaS company that delivers HITRUST and HIPAA compliance automation for public cloud providers like Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and Google. He has been fortunate to work with great people inside innovative companies. Kevin holds undergraduate degrees in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the […]

Up & Running With Joel Theisen, CEO, Lifespark

Joel has nearly 30 years of experience in the health care industry with specific expertise in home- and community-based eldercare. Under Joel’s leadership, Lifespark has seen year-over-year double-digit growth, including in the midst of COVID, 44% growth, $41 million revenue, and $16.1 million in capital investment to fund growth, strategic partnerships, and technology development. By […]

Up & Running With Ron Garber, Co-Founder, The Yaya Foundation

Ron is a father of three and a medtech M&A lawyer and co-founder of the Yaya Foundation for 4H Leukodystrophy. Ron lives with his wife, June, and two kids, Ilan and Yasmin, in Minneapolis. Give us the Yaya Foundation’s elevator pitch. The Yaya Foundation is the only organization in the world fighting for kids and […]

Up & Running with Al Berning, CEO, Ambient Clinical Analytics

Al Berning is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience managing technology startups as a Mayo Clinic Entrepreneur in Residence. Currently, he is the CEO of Ambient Clinical Analytics, a company offering a suite of real-time analytics tools that use licensed Mayo Clinic technologies to give critical care providers access to vital process […]

Up & Running with Grady Hannah, CEO and Co-founder, NightWare

Grady Hannah is a medical device executive and software entrepreneur who spent 15 years in Silicon Valley, working primarily in the real-time simulation and video game space. Upon returning to Minnesota, Grady led Business Development for Pushpin, a GIS and advanced graphics company, helping to facilitate a successful exit to Nearmap. Grady has been full-time CEO of […]

Up & Running With Troy Simonson, CEO, Revo Health

Troy Simonson is the CEO of Revo Health, a healthcare innovation company that provides business support to independent, physician-owned and led medical practices across the United States. Prior to dedicating his time solely to Revo, Troy was also CEO of Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO), a large independent specialty practice of 35+ clinics and 120+ physicians […]

Up & Running With gBETA Medtech, Spring 2021

Headquartered in Medical Alley, gener8tor’s gBETA Medtech program is a free, seven-week accelerator program that works with medical device, healthcare-related software, biotech, and diagnostic startups. gBETA Medtech participants receive intensive, individualized coaching and access to gener8tor’s national network of mentors, customers, corporate partners and investors. The program is designed to help startups gain early customer […]

Up & Running With Kevin Spanbauer, CEO, Edwards RideCare

Kevin Spanbauer has experience bringing together various groups of constituents, including clients, employees, alliance partners and investors. In several companies, and lead mentoring roles with MESA portfolio companies, he has increased revenue, expanded market share, fostered operational excellence, and increased stakeholder value as a change agent. His leadership style inspires others to collaboratively contribute with a […]

Up & Running With Mark Bagnall, CEO, Phenomix Sciences

Mark Bagnall is an accomplished entrepreneur and business manager in the healthcare industry. He is currently CEO of Phenomix Sciences, having held roles as CEO, COO and CFO during his career and has served on the boards of several public and private biotechnology companies. In the past 6 years, Mark has co-founded three start-ups and […]

Up & Running with Morgan Clyburn, Managing Director, Highland Circle Innovations

Morgan Clyburn is an experienced med-tech executive with a background in General Management, M&A, Business Development, R&D, Clinical and Sales. Morgan started her career at Autonomic Technologies Inc., a venture backed neuromodulation start-up, with roles in product development, clinical engineering and sales. She then worked for Medtronic in Corporate Development, focused on supporting mergers and […]

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