Trailblazing Innovation & Paths to Funding, Dr. Loleta Robinson


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Fun acts about Dr. Robinson:
She has traveled to all 50 states; She had a joint MD, MBA before there was such a thing; and She worked in Tanzania to open Point of Care labs in low resource neighborhoods
Why you should listen to this episode:
Not only is she #goals but she is an Entrepreneur in residence (EIR) for the NIH.
The NIH has a wealth of resources and funding opportunities for small businesses, and once you are awarded, there are programs to help awardee companies succeed. Too many black brown businesses are missing out on this opportunity.
More about Dr. Robinson:
Dr. Loleta Robinson is a seasoned physician entrepreneur, startup advisor, venture partner with extensive healthcare technology and services expertise. Currently, she is an Entrepreneur in Residence for the NIH Small Business Education and Entrepreneurship Development (SEED) Innovator Support Team. She is the Founder and Principal of Fortis Industries, LLC, a firm specializing in blending data analytics, due diligence, and a strong industry network to identify and evaluate prospective healthcare investment, in-licensing, and partnership opportunities for various clients. In addition, Dr. Robinson serves on the advisory board of startup companies.

Dr. Robinson most recently worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska (BCBSNE) as Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR). During this time, she evaluated and sourced digital health, healthcare, and technology solutions aligned with corporate strategies.

Dr. Robinson also co-founded Syan Biosciences, LLC to discover, develop and commercialize novel biomarkers for early melanoma detection.

Dr. Robinson holds a BA in Microbiology from the University of Kansas, an MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and an MBA in Health Administration from University of Colorado at Denver. She also recently completed a Certificate - Venture Capital Finance from the National Venture Capital Association’s VC University ONLINE at UC Berkeley School of Law.

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