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Proven medical device and health technology experts will show you how to improve your sales & marketing efforts, enhance your regulatory submissions, raise venture capital, and much more.

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Lessons Learned Bootstrapping a Startup from $0 to $20 Million

Interview with Medsider Founder Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson, founder of Medsider and numerous medtech startups, tells how each of his career transitions brought invaluable lessons, the risk and reward of leaving corporate life, the essential values for any medical device founder, and how to find opportunities that are rooted in your experiences.

Building a Consumer-Focused Medtech Business

Interview with Tivic Health Co-founder and CEO Jennifer Ernst

Tivic Health Co-founder and CEO Jennifer Ernst talks about why direct-to-consumer business models will be the next big focus in medtech, and how patients can play a key role in boosting support and evidence for over-the-counter medical devices.

How to Pull the Right Regulatory Levers

Interview with Linear Health Sciences Founder and President Daniel Clark

Linear Health Sciences Founder and President Dan Clark explains how his company raised capital, tips for navigating complex regulatory pathways, and why you need to be your own worst enemy as a medtech entrepreneur.

How Flexibility and Curiosity Can Influence a Successful Medtech Startup

Interview with EvoEndo CEO Heather Underwood

EvoEndo CEO Heather Underwood shares how her unique background influences her approach to every aspect of a medtech startup from fundraising to 510(k) clearance to commercial adoption.

Lessons in Leadership — Building a Successful Team and Checking Your Ego at the Door

Interview with Check-Cap Founder and CTO Yoav Kimchy

Check-Cap Founder and CTO Yoav Kimchy shares how early feedback from regulators can help streamline your development efforts, why you should shift your team as the company grows, and the importance of knowing when to lead and when to follow.

How to Find Product-Market Fit by Going Deep Versus Wide

Interview with New View Surgical CEO Bryce Klontz

New View Surgical CEO Bryce Klontz shares insights from his decades of experience in the surgical devices space, from building relationships of trust with regulators and investors to working closely with practitioners to perfect product-market fit.

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How to Apply an Engineering Mindset to Your Medical Device Startup

Interview with Access Vascular CEO Jim Biggins

Access Vascular CEO Jim Biggins shares his strategies for developing a clinical research roadmap, creative commercialization models, and the reasons why clinician access is crucial for medtech entrepreneurs.

4 Key Considerations to Win Over Investors

Interview with Glympse Bio CEO Caroline Loew

Glympse Bio CEO Caroline Loew discusses her “early-and-often” approach to dealing with regulatory issues and shares four things to consider ahead of conversations with potential investors.

Building Relationships, Raising Capital, and Establishing Reimbursement Codes

Interview with Oculogica CEO Rosina Samadani

Oculogica CEO Rosina Samadani on the importance of relationships in the regulatory and reimbursement processes, why first-time entrepreneurs shouldn’t be intimidated by complex procedures, and lessons learned from her experiences raising capital.

Planning Your Regulatory Pathway Around Your Product Roadmap

Interview with Virtual Incision CEO John Murphy

John Murphy, CEO and co-founder of Virtual Incision, on how to raise funds as an early-stage medical device company, planning a regulatory pathway that complements your product roadmap, and how to follow a dual-track approach to exiting (warning: it’s a lot of work).

Why Design Thinking is Crucial for Medical Device Innovation

Interview with Madorra CEO Holly Rockweiler

Madorra co-founder and CEO Holly Rockweiler discusses the importance of listening to your patients when developing medtech solutions and the most valuable learnings from participating in Stanford University’s Byers Center for Biodesign program.

Lessons Learned From Selling 3 Medtech Companies

Interview with ThermoTek Chairman Robert Kline

Robert Kline shares the lessons he learned from leading three medtech companies through successful acquisitions: never underestimate the importance and difficulty of fundraising, don’t assume everyone has the problem you want to solve, and don’t build your company around an exit.

Why Finding Investors Who Understand Your Product is Critical

Interview with EchoNous CEO Kevin Goodwin

EchoNous CEO Kevin Goodwin explains why he focused on pleasing the biggest skeptics first, refusing to lower his standards to compete with buzzy competitors, and the challenges and opportunities of finding the right private investors to champion your medtech startup.

Why Building a Community is Crucial for Medical Device Startups

Interview with Blackrock Neurotech Co-Founder and CEO Marcus Gerhardt

Blackrock Neurotech CEO Marcus Gerhardt discusses the power of community in developing his company’s brain-computer interface (BCI) technology. He shares their innovative commercial model, and explains why traditional VC-backed strategies aren’t always the best approach in the medtech industry.