The Canadian Medtech & Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

HI Huddle next Tuesday at 4:30pm! This session will provide a high-level overview of the commercialization and entrepreneurship landscapes as they relate to devices, products and health service delivery in Canada.

Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

The next Health Innovation Huddle presented by the Ideation Clinic and Medventions is:

The Canadian Medtech & Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

A look at the MedTech and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem featuring:

Dr. Brian Courtney: an interventional cardiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, clinician-scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute, and Director of the Sunnybrook Medventions Program. Brian is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Conavi Medical Inc. Brian is a co-inventor on over 15 issued US patents and a co-author on 18 peer-reviewed publications. His clinical activities are focused on coronary interventions and acute cardiac care. His areas of research relate to minimally invasive imaging, medical device design and medical innovation.  He is also the director of the cardiac catheterization rotation for cardiology residents at the Sunnybrook site for the University of Toronto.

 Golddy Kaur, VP Product Leader Sonalleve, Profound Medical Inc. with more than two decades of MedTech experience and has held many positions including senior leadership roles. She has experiences across general management, strategy development, commercial functions, operations, engineering, quality, regulatory & clinical research. She possesses a unique blend of med-tech industry knowledge and business/financial acumen. She became part of the Executive Management Team of Profound Medical Inc. in December 2011. She held several roles and is currently responsible for global operational functions for MR-HIFU Body System, Sonalleve. She manages R&D, Operations, Quality, Regulatory, and Clinical Research with P&L responsibility.

Golddy has a bachelor’s degree with major in biology and physics from Ranchi University, India. She started her MedTech journey in 1990 at C. R. Bard, Mississauga. She continued her education by attending several professional development programs in Canadian and U.S. Universities including the Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

 Dr. David Maslach, Associate Professor of Management, Florida State University who studies how firms innovate and learn given the risks of failure. His primary focus is on theories of organizational learning and decision-making within organizations. He and his colleagues have dabbled in many contexts, including medical technology, Formula 1 Racing, software development, content creators, and the sharing economy. While he uses a number of methodologies, his expertise is in large sample datasets and online experimentation. He has taught undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral courses on Strategy, Organizational Theory, Research Methods, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is currently on the Editorial Board of Organization Science, serves as the Secretary of the Strategy Division in the Academy of Management, and cofounder and coorganizer of the Carnegie School of Organizational Learning Conference.

Prior to his PhD in Strategy from the Ivey School of Business (Western University), he obtained degrees in Chemical Engineering and Management Science from the University of Waterloo, and held non-academic positions in scientific programming and public policy. He has also founded three organizations, with various degrees of success. His current passion project is building a writing feedback platform for researchers ( that provides solutions and hope to researchers around the world. R3ciprocity also serves as an online platform for field experiments. As part of this project, he is an active social influencer discussing topics related to research, innovation, and strategy. The R3ciprocity Project has touched millions of people across all platforms.