Our close colleague and Chair of the T3 Labs Advisory Board Tiffany Wilson is onsite at AdvaMed 2015 in San Diego. Tif is executive director of the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI). This morning she shared with us the top 3 things she’s looking forward to at a top gathering of national medtech leaders.
A stellar network of mentors and medtech facilitators
For medtech startups and early growth stage companies, access to mentors with long experience in the medtech and medical device community can be difficult to achieve. AdvaMed provides the connective tissue to a robust ecosystem of engineers, clinicians and medtech industry leaders who have “been there and done that.” The ecosystem access available at AdvaMed is critical to the successful development of medical product innovators and their fledgling companies.
Practical solutions for emerging & early growth stage medtech companies
On Wednesday, October 7, Tif will be sharing her insights on “The Role of Local Innovation Ecosystems in Bringing Complex Medical Devices to Market” with AdvaMed 2015. As Executive Director of GCMI (a close collaborator with T3 Labs) Tif knows well what resources medtech startups and early growth stage companies need to successfully bring their products from concept to “first-in-man” status. Alongside representatives from STAAR Surgical, UC San Diego and D&K Engineering, Tif will “will explore more successful innovation processes and roles an effective local ecosystem can play in bringing complex medical devices to market, while adhering to proven product lifecycle processes and quality requirements,” on Wednesday, October 7 at 9:15 in room 10.
Leading the way in expanding opportunities for women in medtech
In 2014, AdvaMed launched a women’s executive networking group. At AdvaMed 2015 they’re taking it to the next level. The Women’s Executive Network convenes at 5:00 p.m. tonight (Monday, October 5) in “Ballroom 6F Upper.” As an advisor to Valor Ventures, a newly launched venture fund focused on investments in female-led early growth stage companies, Tif is eager to bridge the gap between the significant percentage of new companies founded by women and the access to capital that is critical to successful medtech development. While at AdvaMed 2015, Tif will be working to build this network on a national level for medtech innovators in Atlanta.
For additional insights on bringing medtech innovation from “concept to cure,” or “concept to first-in-man,” connect with Tif at AdvaMed 2015 at her panel on Wednesday, the Women’s Executive Network reception on Monday, or the AdvaMed conference app; handle “Tiffany Wilson.”
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