Howard Leonhardt

Howard Leonhardt

Diploma in International Trade from Anoka-Technical College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Inventor with over 20 U.S. patents for products for treating heart and cardiovascular disease. Founded 22 companies to date. Most significant invention - the TALENT stent graft for aortic aneurysm repair without surgery - over 120,000 patients treated to date. Founded Bioheart, Inc. www.bioheartinc.com in 1999 a leader in applying stem cells to repair damaged hearts. Leonhardt Ventures www.leonhardtventures.com has launched and seed funded over 20 companies. Amongst the most ambitious are... MyoStim Pacers www.myostimpacers.com - the first heart pacemaker that recruits stem cells to the heart, The California Stock Xchange www.calstockexchange.com a combination business accelerator/incubator, crowdfunding portal and full fledged new stock exchange, Stem Cell Bra www.stemcellbra.com - the world's first bra that recruits your own natural stem cells to breast tissue to enlargen their size without surgery. Founded The Entrepreneurship Party www.entrepreneurshipparty.com in 2006 and began lobbying for financial reform that became the 2012 JOBS and CROWDFUNDING ACT signed into law April 5th, 2012. A co-Chair of StartupCalifornia a region of StartupAmerica Partnership serving as state spokesperson on the benefits of the JOBS ACT and Crowdfunding for startup businesses. A candidate for the Governorship of California 2014 as an independent with a focus on Entrepreneurship.