SBIR/STTR Panel Moderator
Anna Lisa is an experienced medical device consultant, venture capitalist, intellectual property analyst, technology transfer specialist, biomedical researcher, and entrepreneur specialized in early-stage, cutting edge technology businesses. She has been a part of the entrepreneurial community for 14 years. She helped drive the formation and raised angel and venture funding for several start-up companies while also serving as top management for many of the ventures. She co-founded and was a Director for OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc., a medical device company that received 510k clearance and CE marking for its orthodontic device whose products are sold globally. She currently leads regulatory and quality efforts at Briteseed, LLC and American BioOptics, Inc. She also has extensive experience in non-dilutive funding having helped new technology ventures receive over $20M in SBIR/STTR, state and private grants. She is a grant consultant to the University of Chicago, Illinois University Incubator Network, and Argonne National Laboratory.