I'm on a mission to transform healthcare by leveraging the power of innovation, technology, data, design, collaboration and community. I believe that the best way to improve care is to provide health and wellness entrepreneurs with inspiration, education, and access to customers, capital, and other critical resources so that Health Transformers can innovate more quickly.
To realize this mission I co-founded StartUp Health, an Academy for health and wellness entrepreneurship. StartUp Health is creating a new model for helping innovation succeed in the health sector. Part community, part Academy, and 1,000% passion, we provide health and wellness innovators ("Health Transformers") with a structured curriculum and peer-networks designed to help navigate the unique challenges of building a sustainable growth business in the health sector.
I'm a serial entrepreneur and also co-founded OrganizedWisdom.com, an expert-driven platform for health and wellness. The company is working hard to close the "Health Gap" and elevate the standard of care by inspiring clinicians to embrace the power of digital media to help patients before, during and after an office visit. Previously, I've been a technology entrepreneur since the mid nineties helping build companies like The Privacy Council, Middleberg Interactive and Webstakes/Promotions.com which I helped take public on Nasdaq in 1999 with my current business partner Steven Krein. My first real job was milking goats and chopping wood back where I grew up in Iowa.
A few of my interests include working with entrepreneurs, quantified self, augmented reality, data visualization, traveling off the beaten path, learning about new cultures and people, enjoying great food, photography, graffiti art, design, experiencing inspiring architecture, day-dreaming, and bocce ball.