While many startups have been shelved or shuttered during COVID, some have positioned products to directly respond to the pandemic. These game-changers are making a difference and growing their business at once. Come hear 4 success stories of (bio)tech companies in our backyard, and hear what's coming next.
Out of the Crucible: Startups Who Thrive Responding to COVID
Sally Hatcher, J.D. is a serial entrepreneur, advisor, startup accelerator faculty member, impact investor and board member. She co-founded and was President of two companies, including Precision Photonics, a laser & opto-electronics design and manufacturing company. Starting in the garage, the company shipped high-volume product to China, and grew to a 50+ person, highly profitable venture before a successful acquisition. Her second company, MBio Diagnostics, focuses on point-of-care medical and animal diagnostics, using laser-based waveguide systems to detect up to 80 biomarkers at once. Sally’s worked with several digital women’s health companies, and spent a year as President/COO of a Kindara, where she shipped the first hardware product (a connected device (IoT) to generate revenue off a free app) and gained ISO 13485, CE mark, FDA Class II, FCC and HC/ICC marks. She regularly consults with diverse teams of innovators who want to spinout or start up a company. Sally’s business and law background comes from her time as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and an Assistant Attorney General for Colorado. She sits on several boards and is active in environmental and women’s issues.