stage medical device companies co-founded by Jason
Ylizarde. The name was inspired by the principles of
scribes the manner in which products eventually get adopted
into the mainstream marketplace.
all in the medical technology industry.
stantly busy, from the commitment of being on the tennis
team to MERT (Medical Emergency Response Team) to commu-
nity volunteer work; he even DJ'd local dances and worked vari-
ous on-campus concerts and events.
I worked hard and
kept at it. And with
along the way, I
as a co-captain my
tion helped him to
and supportive en-
vironment of pro-
students and local
that is a great
recipe to bring out
as well as assistant coach for the men's and women's tennis
teams at St. Bonaventure. While in that role, he started to ex-
plore careers in health care and eventually focused on getting
into the medical device industry.
sales, where you could go
into surgery and teach
the physicians and staff
how to use a new product," he said. "I was fascinated by this
and I absolutely had to get involved."
good sportsmanship, how to lead and effectively communi-
cate. Those characteristics translated well into having a suc-
cessful career in the medical device business.
other five years leading the commercial efforts for several
early-stage med-tech companies.
company. Two years later, they are the co-founders and man-
aging directors of six companies in the
medical device industry, all at different
around. Our goal is to manage/maintain
a stable of approximately 12 early-stage
companies. When we sell or spin one
off, we'll backfill it with another opportunity," he said.
commercializing new products or techniques into the mini-
mally invasive surgical environment," he said. "The ultimate
reward is knowing that the products we develop are saving
"I intend for my biggest accomplishment to be one of phil-
his wife have lived outside of Houston, Texas, since 2010 and
are active with animal rescue (particularly Weimaraner Rescue
of Texas). They currently have seven adopted dogs, which in-
clude five weimaraners.
Connect with Ylizarde on Facebook and LinkedIn
Phone/text: (410) 707-9993
a visit to Boston Children's Hospital,
where he discussed 3D printing for surgi-
med-tech consulting firm