Ran Ma has a B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering (Johns Hopkins University) and deferred her M.Sc. in Biotechnology (Northwestern University) and in Bioentrepreneurship (CBS) to work on Siren Care. She previously worked extensively in wound research to develop medical devices for the department of Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University – bio masks to regenerate the human face for war veterans and burn victims.
Henk Jan Scholten is experienced in garment manufacturing and textile sourcing and has set up an international collaboration between multinational textile companies, trade unions, and suppliers. He has worked with clients, including the top 18 clothing brands in the world (Topshop, H&M, Zara, Primark, etc.), to optimize their supply chains.
Jie Fu has 10+ years experience in hardware manufacturing (Cisco & Phillips). Through his own hardware design firm, he designed and mass produced 4 hardware products and has long-standing relationships with factories/CMs in China and understands the fine nuances of how to scale up production. Jie Fu went through the HAX program with Darma, a pressure sensing mat to monitor heart rate.
Dr. Alexander M. Reyzelman, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. is the Co-Director of the UCSF Center for Limb Preservation, which specializes in treating lower extremity wounds in patients at high risk of amputation, particularly those with diabetes and peripheral Arterial disease. In 2003, he opened the Center for Clinical Research.
Clinical trials are crucial in advancing medicine and helping the medical community find new treatment methods for a wide variety of chronic conditions. He is dedicated to bringing education and awareness on the positive benefits of clinical trials to patients, physicians, and the wider healthcare community.
Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California. Dr. Armstrong holds a Masters of Science in Tissue Repair and Wound Healing from the University of Wales College of Medicine and a PhD from the University of Manchester College of Medicine, where he was appointed Visiting Professor of Medicine. He is founder and co-Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA).
Dr. Armstrong has produced more than 460 peer-reviewed research papers in dozens of scholarly medical journals as well as over 80 book chapters. He is co-Editor of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, now in its third edition.
Dr. Armstrong is past Chair of Scientific Sessions for the ADA’s Foot Care Council, and a past member of the National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association as well as a former commissioner with the Illinois State Diabetes Commission.
Daniel Burnett, M.D. has a long history of biomedical device design and testing. During his undergraduate career at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Burnett focused on bioengineering and spent a year at the Food and Drug Administration both testing devices and writing congressional reports on the current state-of-the-art devices. He then went on to Duke University where he completed his MD and his MBA.
A licensed physician in the state of California, Dr. Burnett finished his one-year internship at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida then joined Medventure Associates, a medical device focused venture firm. After working for two years as a venture capitalist, Dr. Burnett resigned as partner and committed himself to his medical device incubator, TheraNova, and its subsidiaries. Since 2006, Dr. Burnett has raised, or helped raise, over $95MM for the six venture-backed TheraNova spinouts – BAROnova, Novashunt, Velomedix, EMKinetics, Channel Medsystems and Potrero Medical.
He is an inventor on 10 issued patents and over 60 patents pending and recently joined University of California San Francisco as an entrepreneur in residence with QB3 and as adjunct faculty in the Bioengineering Department.
Dan Macklin co-founded SoFi ($4+ billion in value). He is a board member, angel investor and advisor to early stage companies. Dan was named “25 Inspiring Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017” by Inc. Magazine.