The gap between a core technology and a commercializable solution in the health tech space is substantial, and technology challenges are frequently what prevent products from making it to market. Translating intellectual property from proof of concept to commercial solution and regulatory clearance is at the center what of we do.
By leveraging our user-centered approach to solving complex problems and accelerating innovation, our member startup companies tap into the full range of resources necessary to realize their technologies' commercial success.
Our focus within the Accelerator is advancing product-centric innovation across a range of health tech platforms, with a variety of complementary physical and digital technologies. Our world-class resources are highly sought after among seasoned healthcare entrepreneurs and start-ups.
The Kasic family fund has made early stage investments in more than 30 startups.
With more than 25 years of experience in the Class I, II, and III medical device industry, Jim’s range of experience spans a spectrum from large multi-national organizations to start-ups with both national and international scope. He holds 40 U.S. and international patents and has authored several dozen scientific publications.
Prior to founding the Boulder Medical Device Accelerator, Jim founded and served as president of Boulder IQ, Boulder BioMed, and president and CEO of Sophono, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic). At Otologics LLC, he held the positions of director of clinical research and training, and worldwide director of sales and marketing. Early in his career, Jim was an engineering manager and senior design engineer with Boston Scientific, and a reliability/process/design engineer with W. L. Gore and Associates.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics, and a Master of Science degree in chemical and biological engineering from the University of Colorado. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.