MedTech Minds© 2020
Time & Location
About The Event
***THIS EVENT IS ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19.***
Are you looking to create your own healthcare startup, but don’t know where to start?
Do you want perspective on what comes next in your personal career or startup?
Do you want insight to streamline your career or business?
MIx is proud to present MedTech Minds, a mastermind event for professionals.
Join us for a session of lively discussion, organized Q&A, and effective peer-to-peer mentoring. Come with your "How to" and "What if" questions about the industry. Together with seasoned professionals, we will have an open conversation to address any questions and concerns to help take your career or business to the next level.
An open bar with complimentary wine and beer will be available for all attendees from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Special guest & moderator:
David Ferrera is an engineer, entrepreneur, inventor and advisor with more than 25 years experience in the medical device field successfully developing products, founding companies, and managing them from concept through commercialization.
He’s currently Chief Technology Officer of Balt which is dedicated to advancing therapies in hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke. David co-founded Blockade Medical in 2011 and was their President and CEO. Blockade was acquired by Balt Extrusion of France in August 2016. Balt designs, manufactures and distributes 'Interventional Neuro Radiology’ (‘INR’) devices such as catheters, stents and coils that are essential in treating such conditions as hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.
Prior to co-founding Blockade he was co-founder and Vice President of Product Development/Clinical Research/General Manager of MindFrame Inc., of Irvine, CA. Mr. Ferrera formed and managed the team that successfully developed the company’s first acute stroke mechanical thrombectomy product line. MindFrame was acquired by Covidien/ev3 Neurovascular (now Medtronic Neurovascular) in 2012.
Previously, Mr. Ferrera was Director of Clinical Research/R&D at Microvention Inc., a subsidiary of Terumo Corporation (Japan). Microvention was acquired by Terumo in 2006. Prior to that, he was co-founder and Director of Technology Development at Micrus Endovascular, a subsidiary of J&J/Codman. Micrus Endovascular was acquired by J&J in 2010. Mr. Ferrera also held engineering and R&D positions with Boston Scientific in Watertown, MA and IMPRA, Inc., of Tempe, AZ, a subsidiary of Bard.
Mr. Ferrera is on several boards; Treadstone (co-founder), Innervate Medical (co-founder), Vasometrics Medical (co-founder), Mehana Medical (co-founder), SAGE Orange County, Spinal Singularity and American Heart and Stroke Association – Orange County. He is the 2020 Chair for the Heart & Stroke Ball.
Mr. Ferrera holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Plastics Engineering from University of Lowell. He is an alumnus of UMass Lowell Baseball. He also holds 75+ US and International patents for medical devices
Tickets are limited and only 50 Attendees will be allowed at this event see below for details.
SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INDUSTRY, YOUR STARTUP, OR YOUR CAREER WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKET. IF YOUR QUESTION IS ONE OF 4 CHOSEN FOR THE BRAINSTORMING EVENT, YOU WILL RECEIVE A FULL REFUND FOR YOUR TICKET AND FREE ADMISSION!
Ticket purchase to the event will be for open bar which includes wine, beer, and snacks for all attendees from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Seating is limited so hurry up and snatch your tickets before they're gone!
5:30-6:00 - Meet and Mingle
6:00-6:15 - Introduction
6:15-6:45 - 1st Round of Mastermind
6:45-7:00 - Break
7:00-7:35 - 2nd Round of Mastermind
7:35-7:55 - Closing and mingling
BOGO PRICING: $10 Buy-one-get-one admission tickets
EARLY BIRD PRICING: $8 admission tickets
GENERAL ADMISSION PRICING (day of): $15 admission (cards and cash accepted)
Event is supported by:
University Lab Partners is an independent, non-profit program of Beall Family Foundation. An open innovation platform enables bioscience & medtech companies to access unique research capabilities and a network of technical, business, and talent resources at an economical cost.
- Sold OutEarly Bird$8$80$0
- Buy-one-get-one BOGO$10$100$0
- General Admission$20$200$0