Boulder Startup Week 2021 Boulder Startup Week 2021
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Out of the Crucible: Startups Who Thrive Responding to COVID

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Sally Hatcher
Venture Partners at CU Boulder, Senior Director of Venture Development

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.

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.