A lawyer, a surgeon, and an engineer walk into a room . . .
As an undergraduate student, Casey Kidwell managed a million-dollar company with more than twenty employees. Combining his passion for business with his recently-acquired legal knowledge, Casey has formed limited liability companies, prepared provisional patent applications and is collaborating with highly successful businessmen to establish a national childhood cancer research foundation which seeks to aggressively invest in translational research to accelerate cures.
Casey has also received $10,000 in his role as the Chair of the District Grant Community for Iowa City's chapter of Rotary International Club, one of the largest service organizations in the world. Casey was recently recognized as an Emerging Leader, the only such appointment from the state of Iowa this year.
Casey is currently in his final year of law school at the University of Iowa where he studies Innovation & Business Law. His exemplary efforts have landed him a coveted seat on the securities moot court team.
Michael McHugh’s entrepreneur experience started at the Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona where he received a bachelor in business management focusing on entrepreneurship, graduating summa cum laude. Additionally, he was Senior of the Year in his class for his groundbreaking work in telemedicine as it related to global health.
Following graduation Michael researched at the highly-innovative Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance, aiming to prevent amputations in a variety of patient populations. Also during this academic hiatus, he developed significant experience with leading multidisciplinary team.
Now almost a graduate from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Michael plans to pursue orthopedics as a career while improving the quality of life for amputees around the world with Universal Prosthetics.
George Daniel is currently a student in the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota pursuing a Masters of Science in Medical Device Innovation with a focus on orthopedics and a minor from the Medical Industry Leadership Institute. He also earned a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa.
During his time in the medical device capital of the world, George has completed high-value consulting projects for medical technology firms ranging from publicly traded companies to startups. He a member of the University of Minnesota's esteemed Economic Development Fellows Consulting Program.
George's professional activities have included medical industry valuation, business development and technology commercialization.