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CEOs Discuss Product Development Strategies for Startup Funding Success

February 16, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST



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    Product Development Company CEO’s discuss strategies their clients use to achieve their next round of funding. Our panel will cover planning, goal setting, value generation and how they relate to funding.
    From an idea through product development to funding through exit, we will learn how PD firms help startups achieve commercial success.
      Scott Phillips

      Scott Phillips

      CEO, Starfish Medical

      Mr. Phillips has grown Starfish into a diverse organization with clients around the world and a 100% focus on medical devices. He is a Chair of the LifeSciences British Columbia BOD, on the 2022 VIATEC BOD, Fellow of The Canadian Acad. of Engineering, winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017 Pacific Awards Technology category. His has an Engineering Physics degree from the University of British Columbia.
      Paul DiCesare

      Paul DiCesare

      Founder & CEO, Start LLC

      Mr. DiCesare has 30+ years experience in developing medical products. He was Design Director at both Human Factors Industrial Design in New York City as well as Synectic Engineering before opening Start in 1995. Paul is listed as inventor on more than 75 utility patents for medical products. He holds a BS in Industrial Design from the University of Bridgeport.
      Tor Alden

      Tor Alden

      Global Lead, HS Design, A SteriPak Company

      Mr. Alden has built HSD with a human-centered product design approach that combines the disciplines of research, human factors, engineering, design, marketing, and manufacturing to meet client’s needs. Initially a designer, he has developed skill sets in technology management, business and design strategy that keep him at the forefront of technology development.
      Jeff Karg

      Jeff Karg

      President, MDG Boston MODERATOR



      Feb 16, 2022: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm EDT

      • 4:30 – 5:00 General Networking
      • 5:00 – 6:00 Panelist Forum
      • 6:00 – 6:30+ Meet the Speakers & More Networking

      All Zoom links for the Forum and Networking sessions
      will be sent upon registration and again just prior to the event.


      February 16, 2022
      4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST
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      MDG Boston