Cameron Teitelman is the Founder and CEO of StartX, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that runs an accelerator for Stanford affiliated entrepreneurs. Under his management, StartX has supported more than 370 founders building 157 companies.
In September 2013, Teitelman secured a $3.6 million grant for StartX and launched the Stanford-StartX Fund with the university and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. The fund distributes an average of $3 million in funding for StartX companies, monthly. To date, Teitelman has raised $6 million in funding for the organization, which he began as an undergrad in 2009.
Prior to StartX, Teitelman also founded a startup called the Essential Card, a campus discount card. Teitelman received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University in 2010.
An alumni of the 2011 StartX session, Joseph is a passionate entrepreneur with industry experience in computer vision, software/web development, integrated circuits, finance, telecom, and embedded systems. Joseph has an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University with expertise in robotics, A.I., and computer perception and was employee #3, #7, and then #15 at a variety of startups prior to starting WiFiSLAM.
Milton B. McColl, M.D. has a combined 25 years of healthcare operating and investment experience. He is the CEO of Gauss Surgical, Inc. an early-stage medical device company developing a mobile platform for real-time monitoring of surgical blood loss.
Prior to joining Gauss Surgical, Milt was a Venture Partner at New Leaf Venture Partners, where he focused on venture and early-stage medical device investments. NLV invests primarily in companies focused on clinical-stage biopharmaceutical products, early-stage medical devices, and molecular diagnostics, and currently manages more than $1.5 Billion in assets. At NLV, Milt served on the boards of Interlace Medical (acquired by Hologic), IlluminOss, and Glumetrics.
Prior to joining New Leaf, Milt was President of the Neurovascular Division of Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC). Milt initially joined BSC in 2001 following the acquisition of Embolic Protection, Inc (EPI) where he served as Vice President and General Manager for...
Smita Saxena is Co-founder and CEO of SpotOn Computing Inc., which was founded in July of 2012. Saxena previously founded Accevia, Inc which was part of StartX's inaugural class. Accevia was a secure platform for independent financial advisors to communicate with clients. The platform allowed clients to automatically upload their portfolios and received automated performance reports.
She received her Masters in Financial Mathematics from Stanford University and her Bachelors in Mathematics & Economics from the University of Toronto.
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Cameron Teitelman, founder and CEO of StartX, talks about the most important factors that the nonprofit looks for in entrepreneurs applying to the accelerator program: an intrinsic passion for the problem they're addressing, a highly functioning team and the ability to build quickly and iterate.