Dear Tom, thank you for the interview with us. Please tell us a little bit about your person and your life science connection.
Educated in electrical engineering I was working the whole career in the MEDTECH area. Between my master thesis and my PhD I worked in an in-house medical start-up at Carl Zeiss. In the second step I worked as the CTO and quality manager for a medical start-up company in Munich. Funded by venture capital we developed a product running in the intensive care units at the end.
Since two years I’m doing my own business with MEDTECH360. My mission is supporting small and mid-sized MEDTECH companies in different fields to bring their device to market by minimizing technical, regulatory and strategic errors.
Why are you one of the coaches for the AHEAD Life Science Track?
I know the questions of a start-up and the hard decisions it has to make, since I was in the same situation and now have customers with very similar issues. So I went the way to the market of a medical device several times.
What do you think is the special thing about the AHEAD Life Science Track?
Access to professionals from very different domains. Specific input to the single ideas.