Friday Nov 18, 2022

Med Tech Talks Ep. 67: Katie Greene Pt.1

Making the shift from academia to entrepreneurship isn’t easy, especially if you’re knee-deep in the field of medical research. However, Katie Greene did manage to find a way to make it possible.

On our latest episode of Med Tech Talks, Geoffrey Ching sits down in conversation with Dr. Katie Greene, Funding Catalyst at Thin Air Labs, and discovers what its like to have worked on both ends of the spectrum, one being the research and the other being the business end of things, literally.



00:57-01:44 - An introduction to Ph.D. by Dr. Katie Greene.

01:45-04:25 - From Ireland to Alberta, Katie’s academic journey: in her own words.

04:26-06:26 - Big pharma and academic research aren’t really isolated from each other, and Katie explains how.

06:27-10:18 - Working with people from different backgrounds, and how Katie bridged the gap between them and herself.

10:19-13:30 - Moving to Canada, and making the choice to pursue a doctorate at University of Calgary.

13:30-15:36 - Katie sheds light on what UofC offered in their research programs during her time there.

15:36-17:36 - Innovation v. Invention; Katie explains the difference between the two, and how she dealt with both at UofC.

17:36-22:20 - Changing her mindset about entrepreneurship, and how her research played a role in it.

22:20-28:19 - The final step towards where she is today; Katie’s shift from research to working at a VC firm.

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