Innovation and entrepreneurship seem to be second nature to Ajay Kohli, medical student at Drexel University’s College of Medicine. Ajay was also selected as a finalist in last year’s Primary Care Innovation Challenge for his ideas on improving outcomes in heart failure patients post-discharge via wearable monitoring devices.
Kohli’s submission in the Wearables Challenge earned the second-highest score overall with 186 crowd votes and an average judge score of 3.7 out of 5 for a total score of 326.5.
Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.
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