About Imua Services
E Komo Mai and Aloha (that’s welcome and hello in Hawaiian)
Imua Services helps you move your idea into to business to medical device manufacturing, then launch!
I’m Meghan M. Alonso (and my dog Abby) and here at Imua Services and on the MedTech Inspired Podcast, we’re focused on equipping, leading, and inspiring 1 million entrepreneurs and startups to solve medical problems with new innovation by the year 2020.
We’re doing that by showcasing the hottest startups, to share their secrets of success, interviewing industry experts and investors to better build businesses around those innovations as well as providing the training and resources necessary for new medtech entrepreneurs and startups to get started and make a splash.
I’ve teamed up with some of the best, including Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington, to build on my past expertise with medical product development and because I’m a product of innovation myself, having several medical issues that have improved because someone was brave enough to take a chance on their idea that SAVED MY LIFE.
Before Imua Services, I spent almost a decade getting a full 360 view of how the healthcare system leverages medical innovation. Everything from delivery to billing, reimbursement, and heavy emphasis on product development. I worked with larger corporations to facilitate the engineering, regulatory, usability, clinical trials, and the business processes surrounding it all that bring life the patients.
I wanted to empower those who really shape our future….the entrepreneurs, the inventors, and the scientists on the verge of cutting edge technology with what I had learned so Imua Services was created. Watch our video story to see if you can identify with what we’re up to.
Video of Imua Services story
Team Imua’s Official (but still fun) Bios
Meghan M. Alonso, Chief Inspiration Officer & Podcast Host
Meghan M. Alonso, referred to by Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington as a medical device development expert, is known for equipping medtech & life science startups with the knowledge, resources, and connections they need to bring innovative products to market.
She’s a contributing author for best selling book “Put a Shark in Your Tank” with Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington, and the prestigious “Molecular Profiling – Methods and Protocols”(a must read in molecular diagnostics). Her podcast, MedTech Inspired, in which she interviews the hottest startups, experts, and investors, won iTunes “New and Noteworthy”. According to the Huffington Post, she helps clients navigate the complicated process of bringing their ideas to the marketplace.
She’s a patriotic military wife, pet parent, founder and co-founder of 4 successful companies who thrives on guiding medical device and IVD companies through development and manufacturing.
When she isn’t helping others, Meghan is hard at work on her MBA she is pursuing from Auburn University, staying active with her adorable husky Abby, crossfitting, enjoying great restaurants and fine wine with her husband, soaking up the sun the nearest beach, and promoting the adoption of shelter dogs. Get her free top 10 medical device development wipeouts and how to avoid them here.
B.S. from Texas A&M University
M.Ed. from University of Houston
currently pursuing an MBA from Auburn University
Meghan has toured the world as a salsa dancer and had a debut on national television.
When Meghan visit’s family in Texas, she is known to fly back home to So Cal with upwards of 15 pounds of the best Texas brisket in her carry-on luggage (frozen of course).
She was a gymnast growing up and had the nickname “the beast” from one of her coaches.
Eugene Aquino, Business Development Manager & Podcast / Video Producer
Eugene Aquino, passionate about changing the world through innovation, brings his entrepreneurial spirit and positive energy to the team at Imua Services. Eugene understands the trials and tribulations that startups go through directly as he started his own company Flipnotes and won Startup Weekend in 2014 for the app he and his team developed. He’s also been instrumental in planning Geeks on the Beach, an international startup and tech event. Before Imua Services, he worked with other entrepreneurs and wanted to merge his love for startups and medicine so sought out an opportunity that fostered this.
When he isn’t working, he’s catching up on sleep in between diaper changes for his newborn daughter, fueling his own entrepreneurial online venture, or filming with his drone, editing, and producing videos. Eugene leads children’s ministry at his church and encourages Team Imua with his deep faithful insights.
B.S. in nursing from Silliman University, Cum Laude
Eugene once applied to work at Emirates Airlines….later to find out he has panic attacks when flying
He plays in a badminton league and is pretty intense
Paul Sokol, Operations & User Experience Manager
Paul Sokol, electrical engineer by trade and author of the Infusionsoft Cookbook, is an inspiration to Team Imua in that he has and continues to be an entrepreneurial success rooted in purpose, bringing positive impact within the possibilities of communities, individuals and the universe via love, contribution to others and sharing. He brings all of this to Imua Services, building the infrastructure that not only serves our internal team, medtech entrepreneurs and startups, but enables them all to be part of his mission by saving lives and impacting communities with the technology they develop. Before joining Imua Services, Paul worked at Infusionsoft where he was able to help more than 200 clients launch and grow small businesses. He co-founded jiveSYSTEMS, a business class video email platform in 2008 that is still successfuly running due to the backend systems and operations he put in place.
When he’s not trailblazing for Imua Services, he’s hard at work running his own charity, Keep Children Rockin, drumming in black metal band Elivagar, growing the Arizona heavy metal scene through his promotional company, Appalling Events, and hanging out with his three cats Beebo, Winston and Remy.
B.S., Electrical Engineering from University of Central Florida
M.S., Signal Processing from University of Central Florida
Paul can do a 3×3, 4×4, and 5×5 rubiks cube
He has one tatoo…the Aphex Twin symbol and he’s the reason Paul studied electrical engineering
Paul was an avid skateboarder through college
Abby Alonso, Chief Morale Officer
Abby adopted her human Meghan in January of 2015 and has been lovin’ life ever since. She stays hard at work providing stress relief and smiles to the humans around her and napping in the sun. She oversees all of the other dogs at the dog park and makes sure they play how they’re supposed to and let’s them know if they’re getting out of line, is quick to protect her friends, and is quite chatty.
When she isn’t working, Abby enjoys long walks on the beach and chasing any furry creatures in the neighborhood…especially squirrels and foxes. Her favorite treats are fresh cut raw bones from the butcher, bully sticks, and peanut butter.
Beginner Obedience from Woofingham Palace
Advanced Obedience from Woofingham Palace
Master’s in the art of manipulating humans to give belly rubs
Abby worked the registration desk at the 10x Medical Device Conference in 2015 and greeted attendees.
She is the most dominant female our trainer has ever met.
Her thick fur coat is not only protective against extreme cold, but extreme heat as well.