Funding Early Stage Med-Tech with Katherine Jordan, Drexel University
Original Air Date: January 23, 2018
Anne and Gillian host Drexel University’s Katherine Jordan who directs the program there funded by the Coulter Foundation, a nationwide resource for developing and commercializing biomedical engineering advances from the very early stages to venture funding. In the course of her career as a fund manager, she has reviewed around 150 startups and funded about 30. Hear how the program and fund she manages work at Drexel, and how she reviews and evaluates applicants. Many attributes she seeks for her founders are similar to those of startups everywhere, such as a great team. That said, some are unique to working in an academic environment and require targeted approaches to join together academia and entrepreneurship.