Solving medical problems.

Training innovators.

Improving healthcare.

HISTORY

Sling Health (formerly IDEA Labs)TM was founded in 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis, bringing together students, faculty, staff, and local entrepreneurs to tackle unmet needs in healthcare delivery and clinical medicine. Our group's objectives include:


  • To make medical entrepreneurship attainable for students
  • To develop a culture of innovation throughout the country
  • To teach engineering, medical, and business students the skills and processes needed to invent and implement new biomedical technologies
  • To develop novel devices and software applications targeting unmet clinical needs

MILESTONES

With the guidance of a clinician mentor and technical advisors, teams of engineering, medical, business, and other students work towards the following milestones:


  • Develop a deep understanding of one or more clinical problems by shadowing in local clinics and academic medical centers
  • Brainstorm and vet a panel of designs based on patient and physician needs, but also on the intellectual property and regulatory environments
  • Develop a specific design implementation on paper and on engineering software
  • Prototype, test, and redesign a series of increasingly realistic prototypes
  • Protect intellectual property and commercialize technology

IMPACT IN 2014-2015

11

Startups

formed out of our program

2

million dollars

raised as outside investments or won as awards

19

prototypes

demonstrating proof of concept

12

Provisional patents

vetted by Husch Blackwell

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Stephen Linderman

President

Ramin Lalezari

Senior Vice President

Steven Monda

Managing Director

Ted Pallis

Chief Financial Officer

Amanda Thomas

Vice President of Events

Maja Niksic

Vice President of
Sponsor Development

Maurizio Fazio

Vice President of
Clinical Outreach

Balaji Goparaju

Vice President of
Clinical Integration

Tom Randall

Vice President of Investor and Corporate Relations

Abhinav Appukutty

Vice President of New Chapter Development

Alex Morrison

Vice President of New Chapter Development

Alex Chang

Legal Intern

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP

Ramin Lalezari

Chapter President
St. Louis

Avira Som

Chapter President
Boston

Jun Jeon

Chapter President
Philadelphia

Allison Powell

Chapter Co-President
Michigan

Abhinav Appukutty

Chapter Co-President
Michigan

Roxanne Glazier

Chapter President
Atlanta

Ketaki Panse

Chapter Co-President
New Orleans

David Yang

Chapter Co-President
New Orleans

PUBLICATIONS