At Best Startup Canada we track over 100,000 Canadian startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top British Columbia based CEO’ operating in the Medical Device space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CEO of Kardium
Kevin Chaplin is the CEO at Kardium.
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About Kardium: Kardium develops medical devices for the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation.
Chairman and CEO of Clarius Mobile Health
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About Clarius Mobile Health: Clarius is developing a novel medical imaging ecosystem.
Founder and CEO of MindfulGarden Digital Health
Catherine Winckler currently works as Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Mindful Garden.
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About MindfulGarden Digital Health: MindfulGarden Digital Health develops a behaviour modification platform to de-escalate anxiety and aggression of patients with chronic disease.
Founder & CEO of Tenzr Health
Lukas has four years of startup experience and is well network with VR|AR partners, R&D institutions and government funds. BIT is his second startup.
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About Tenzr Health: Technology-driven Motivation, Guidance, and Certainty for Musculoskeletal Care
President & CEO of Welichem Biotech
Dr. Liren Tang has been the President and CEO of the Company since November 2009. From 2007-2009, as the Director of Clinical Development at the Company, Liren led a clinical research team to the successful completion of multiple clinical trials. With the compelling clinical data, the Company reached a successful partnering agreement for it’s lead immunology drug program (WBI-1001) with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for a total price of up to $230 million dollars in the year 2012. Prior to joining Welichem, Liren was a principal or co-principal investigator at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute for diverse scientific and clinical research projects addressing various aspects of inflammatory diseases and cancers. He is an author of over 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Liren received his PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of British Columbia.
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About Welichem Biotech: Welichem Biotech is a development stage biotechnology company, engages in the discovery and development of therapeutic drugs.
Chief Executive Officer of Arbutus Medical
BC Business 30under30 winner in 2020. Masters in biomed engineering from UBC. Orthopaedic research background. Held position as Director of Operations for Arbutus Medical from 2014-2018.
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About Arbutus Medical: Simple orthopaedic power tools that save cost for hospitals.