077: The Best Thing You Can do to Prevent Problems with the FDA

Kris is the president of Advantu, a company that helps you build products that your customers will love. With over 20 years experience in software quality, he knows how to find problems that others will miss, reducing your time to market.

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076: Secrets to Winning Startup Pitch Competitions

I’m going to let you in on some secrets….secrets to winning startup pitch competitions that is! This episode was inspired by all of the startups I’ve interviewed, seen pitch, and the winners of those competitions. After compiling the profiles of the ones that won, I was able to see trends into why some would win and why others wouldn’t. This has also been verified when I worked with Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington to contribute to his book, Put a Shark in Your Tank. Lucky for you, I’m a bit of a stats nerd and am giving you the short and sweet version of this so you can take action.
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075: Big Changes and Bigger Opportunities in Healthcare Innovation feat. Dr. Steve Ambrose

Dr. Steve Ambrose is a strategy and company growth leader, with expertise in health consumer and patient growth. His purpose and passion is rooted in analyzing, engaging, growing and leading expansion for hospitals and health systems. He is also the host of the Red Hot Healthcare podcast show.

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074: From Academia to Entrepreneur, Helping Dogs and Horses Along the Way feat. Virpi Muhonen

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Virpi is passionate about regenerative medicine, especially regeneration of articular cartilage. She holds a PhD in cell biology and has a strong background in orthopedic research. She is the CEO of Askel Healthcare Ltd, a med tech company focusing on cartilage regeneration in companion animals.

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073: A Simple Method for Saving 8 Million in Medical Device Development feat. Austin Walters

Austin Walters is the founder of SpringTide, a firm that helps medical technology companies go to market successfully. Austin led sales for Friendemic, consulted for J&J, Medtronic, and Walgreens at Innosight, served as the Commercial Director for EchoNous, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.

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072: Get the Investors Attention: The Most Overlooked Thing in Your Pitch feat. Kay Fabella

Storyteller and Communications Strategist, Kay Fabella, empowers businesses to connect with their audience and customers by crafting meaningful communication strategies. Kay applies her experience as a world-recognized author, speaker and trainer to help startups to Fortune 500 companies. A Los Angeles native based in Madrid. She’s been featured in The Huffington Post and El País.

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071: Bill Vick is Dying and Wants You to have 1 Million Dollars

Bill Vick is on a mission to raise money for research and new devices related to IPF. What’s IPF you may ask? Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He’s the face of the IPF Catalyst Challenge happening RIGHT NOW where 1 million dollars will be given out to support research and new medical technology to help IPF patients. Want in? Listen to his amazing story (he even does pull-ups at the gym with his oxygen tank) and prepare to get motivated!

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Bill is a competitive triathlete and he went to his doctor after he noticed his triathlon times were increasing. He knew something was off. He discovered he had IPF and was expected to die in less than 3 years. He made the choice to live as much as he could and experience life.
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070: How NOT to patent an idea (7 costly mistakes you must avoid)

This episode was inspired by a conversation I had recently with someone that I felt sorry for that they had been duped into spending $18,000 right off the bat on a patent for their idea when they weren’t really sure they were going to move forward with it. I see this quite often and felt it warranted another podcast episode on it.

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069: Point of care testing and point of view on startup life feat. Lonnie Adelman

I’ve known Lonnie for several years now and I’ve watched him create iAssay, nurture it, and is now making some major headway with investors. It’s exciting to think about the journey he’s been on and how he’s kept going. Listen up for some great advice on how to incorporate your startup into family life as well as what investors are looking for NOW.

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068: MedTech Monday and why it’s important to go to medtech events feat. Dan Golka

In a week and a half on Aug. 7 in Irvine CA marks the 2nd MedTech Monday event focused on what’s going on in the industry, has the hottest startups presenting, and great content by those making great things happen. Listen to find out why it’s important to always be networking along with Dan’s advice for startups today.

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