June 23, 2016

Mentors

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Kevin Morningstar

Kevin Morningstar has over 30 years experience in the medical device industry. As a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Mr. Morningstar has been active in the Colorado startup community for over 15 years. He co-founded Silverglide Surgical Technologies, Inc., a Boulder surgical instruments business successfully sold to Stryker in a planned exit. More recently he was Sr. Director Regulatory, Quality and Clinical Affairs at (and an investor in) ValveXchange, an aortic heart valve start-up in the Denver area. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and currently consults in the medical device industry, digital health community and angel investor network. Kevin currently serves at Rockies Venture Club as a member, angel investor, mentor, lead investor and syndication specialist, and is a general partner in the Rockies Venture Fund.

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Ken Fricklas

A long time Denver entrepreneur, Ken has co-founded 5 companies and advised many others. He's a technologist and internet pioneer, with deep knowledge of ecommerce, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, and devops, and is a frequent public speaker and author. Elsewhere, Ken helps organize TEDxBoulder, TechrIoT and 10.10.10.

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Andrew McGregor

Andrew McGregor is currently a Board Member of the Kravis Leadership Institute in California and locally active as an angel investor/mentor and Board Member for Rockies Venture Club as well as an advisor with the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network. Best known for driving rapid growth and using leadership skills to build high performance organizations, Mr. McGregor has worked for both public and privately held companies such as Herman Miller Inc. and Knoll International and led startups beginning with as few as 5 people or multinationals with over 5,000. Under his leadership, these firms have been cited by Fortune Magazine as “One of the Most Admired” and 100 Best Companies to Work For” and received acknowledgement for innovation through awards such as Best of the Decade by Time Magazine, and Best Consumer Products of the last 100 years by Fast Company. Read More

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Charles McGregor

Charles McGregor is an angel investor who focuses primarily on life science, clean technology, and financial technology. Along with Andrew McGregor, Charles concentrates on startups that are rapidly scaling, leveraging their experience in competitive strategy and organizational development. Charles has worked for Berkeley Research Group, a leading provider of expert testimony for intellectual property cases in technology and biotechnology. Charles has a B.A. in Biophysics from Claremont McKenna College.