Posts categorized as“Entrepreneur”

Lynne Lowry

11 Essential Traits of a Successful Medical Device Entrepreneur

In the fast-evolving landscape of healthcare, entrepreneurs seeking to make a mark in the medical device industry must possess a unique set of traits to navigate challenges and drive innovation. Leading business development teams in the medical device industry has provided ample opportunities for me to have conversations with numerous entrepreneurs. Throughout these discussions ten […]

Astero StarFish

Top 10 Medtech Entrepreneur Webinars of 2023

Our first Medical Device Playbook Webinar debuted on July 24, 2020. Created to fill a vacuum created when live events were halted by COVID -19. The first MDPlaybook Medtech Entrepreneur Webinar covered How COVID-19 is Changing Medical Device Commercialization, a fitting topic if ever there was one. Since then, monthly webinars feature medtech executives, serial […]

Astero StarFish

Our Top 10 medical device development videos in 2020

Our top 2020 medical device development videos include 6 new videos. They join favorites from previous years and cover subjects including 2020 updates, COVID implications for research and POC devices, optimizing founder value, manufacturing for NPI, IVD insights, and working at StarFish.

Astero StarFish

What’s the worst mistake you can make when developing a medical device?

How many have you made? We posed the question, “What’s the worst mistake you can make when developing a medical device?” to our team of engineering, design, quality, regulatory and manufacturing experts. The answers were fast and furious (well, filled with enthusiasm) and in no particular order of importance, May you read and learn from […]

Chrystal Palaty

6 Commercialization insights from serial medtech entrepreneurs

Participant’s takeaways from 2019 Medical Device Playbook Medical Device Playbook was conceived as a way to inspire entrepreneurship and connect the many players in the Medical Device world. In seven words, I would describe this as an “informative and inspirational storytelling event, great people.” Medtech innovators and investors described their first-hand commercialization, partnership, regulatory, and […]

Brent Godau

Health Hackathons: events with lasting impact

Hackathons are a fantastic environment for networking between academia and industry, and a real opportunity for students and young professionals to showcase their skills. On the last weekend of September 2018, the Victoria Health Hackathon was hosted by the University of Victoria’s Centre for Biomedical Research in downtown Victoria. The event brought together esteemed professionals […]

Henry Ho

First-to-Market strategy, trade-offs and tips for medical devices

In a previous medical device company, I worked on a project where First-to-Market (FTM) was a deemed a priority for the company’s survival.  To meet that highly compressed timeline, we decided to skip the phase-gate process and replace it with a FTM production release strategy. FTM product commercialization carries a much higher overall project risk […]

Sam Fox

Proper documentation pays big dividends for visiting entrepreneur

When I arrived at StarFish with my idea for a patient handling device, I had just completed my engineering degree and was searching for further education in medical device development. Fortunately for me, StarFish provided master-level classes (albeit unaccredited) in project management, including Dealing with Vendors 101: Expect Delays and QMS 201: How to Maintain […]

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