James Ryan

    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.

    Connected Patient Challenge Finalists Announced

    Connected Patient Challenge Finalists Announced »

    9 Feb, 2016
    EventsMTB Contest

    The Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge, sponsored by Boston Scientific and Google Cloud Platform, finished up online voting last Sunday and the six finalists have been selected. Selections were based on a combination of crowd votes and scoring by a panel of expert judges.

    Connected Patient Challenge Receives 45 Submissions as Crowd Voting Begins

    Connected Patient Challenge Receives 45 Submissions as Crowd Voting Begins »

    19 Jan, 2016
    EventsMTB Contest

    The submission deadline in the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge was yesterday at midnight, by which time the online competition had received 45 total submissions. The competition, hosted by Medstro, the social network for physicians, has now entered the "Crowd Voting Phase" during which anyone may visit the site to vote for their favorite submissions.

    Google to Offer $25,000 Prize in Connected Patient Challenge

    Google to Offer $25,000 Prize in Connected Patient Challenge »

    24 Dec, 2015
    EventsNews

    Google will be offering $25,000 in Google Cloud Platform credits to the winner of the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge, which has been running on Medstro since October. This is in addition to the $25,000 prize already offered by Boston Scientific, the primary sponsor of the challenge. The challenge is accepting submissions until January 8, 2016.

    Resident Megan Hunt wins Creating Value Challenge Grand Prize

    Resident Megan Hunt wins Creating Value Challenge Grand Prize »

    24 Oct, 2015
    EventsMTB Contest

    The final pitch-off event in the Creating Value Challenge was held last night at the University of San Francisco School of Medicine in front of a sell-out crowd of 130 physicians, trainees and interested members of the public.

    Creating Value Challenge Photo Montage

    Creating Value Challenge Photo Montage »

    24 Oct, 2015
    EventsNot Top Story

    Check out these amazing photos of the Creating Value Challenge live pitch-off event held on October 22,, 2015 at UCSF.

    Announcing the MassMedic MedTech Showcase Challenge Finalists

    Announcing the MassMedic MedTech Showcase Challenge Finalists »

    12 Oct, 2015
    EventsMTB Contest

    The top five entries will pitch their ideas in front of investors, biotech executives and VC funds at the MassMEDIC MedTech Showcase on October 30 in Waltham, Mass.

    Finalists Announced for Partners HealthCare Connected Health ’15 Pitch-Off

    Finalists Announced for Partners HealthCare Connected Health ’15 Pitch-Off »

    9 Oct, 2015
    EventsMTB Contest

    The five finalists will compete at a live event on October 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

    Announcing the Creating Value Challenge Finalists

    Announcing the Creating Value Challenge Finalists »

    6 Oct, 2015
    Uncategorized

    Finalists to compete in live pitch-off at UCSF later this month.

    MassMEDIC Launches Online Idea Competition on Medstro

    MassMEDIC Launches Online Idea Competition on Medstro »

    29 Jul, 2015
    EventsMTB Contest

    Winners will pitch their Ideas to investors and biotech execs at MassMEDIC MedTech Showcase

    Call for Submissions: Pri-Med Innovators in Healthcare Challenge Launches Today

    Call for Submissions: Pri-Med Innovators in Healthcare Challenge Launches Today »

    15 Jun, 2015
    EventsMTB Contest
    The Innovators in Healthcare Challenge, sponsored by Pri-Med, has launched today on Medstro, the Social Network for Physicians. Win Five Years Free Admission to Pri-Med East This challenge is an open call to all practicing clinicians, residents, and medical students to tell us how you or a colleague are innovating to improve patient care. Five finalists…

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