Leadership

   Kavon Javaherian    President  MD/MBA Candidate

Kavon Javaherian

President

MD/MBA Candidate

   Aadit Shah    Vice President  BS Candidate in Biomedical Engineering

Aadit Shah

Vice President

BS Candidate in Biomedical Engineering

   Rick Shang    Chief Communications Officer  PhD Candidate in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology

Rick Shang

Chief Communications Officer

PhD Candidate in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology

   Charlotte Guertler    Chief Operations Officer  PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering

Charlotte Guertler

Chief Operations Officer

PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering

   Stephanie Feit    Chief Financial Officer  MBA Candidate

Stephanie Feit

Chief Financial Officer

MBA Candidate

   Nathan Birenbaum    Managing Director  PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering

Nathan Birenbaum

Managing Director

PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering

   Rachel Krasnow    Marketing Director  MBA Candidate

Rachel Krasnow

Marketing Director

MBA Candidate

   James Lancaster    Chief Medical Officer  MD/MBA Candidate

James Lancaster

Chief Medical Officer

MD/MBA Candidate

   Adam Nowicki    Legal Chair  JD/MBA Candidate

Adam Nowicki

Legal Chair

JD/MBA Candidate

   Benny Chen    CCO Emeritus  Predoctoral fellow

Benny Chen

CCO Emeritus

Predoctoral fellow

  Lea Fang   Education Officer  OTD/S Candidate

Lea Fang

Education Officer

OTD/S Candidate

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Steven Monda

Managing Director Emeritus

MD Candidate

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Jake Ireland

Education Team

BS Candidate in Mechanical Engineering

   Rachel Goldberg    President Emeritus  MD/MBA Candidate

Rachel Goldberg

President Emeritus

MD/MBA Candidate

 

OUR MISSION

Sling Health STL is the founding chapter of Sling Health, a national student-run non-profit organization that was founded in 2013 by medical students at Washington University in St. Louis to confront the surplus of unsolved clinical problems they encountered within the hospitals.

The organization brings together a diverse group of students, clinicians, and local entrepreneurs to develop and commercialize solutions to improve patient health care.

Since it's inception, Sling Health STL has enabled hundreds of students to engage in entrepreneurship, and build start-ups with capital funding. See our portfolio page for more information. 

Sling Health is now a national network. Visit the Sling Health national network homepage to learn more. 

Main Objectives

  1. To make medical entrepreneurship attainable for students and physicians
  2. To integrate students from the schools of medicine, business, engineering, and arts & sciences to tackle unmet clinical needs by developing and commercializing solutions to real-world healthcare problems
  3. To provide resources, training and mentorship to participating teams of students and residents through an experiential platform 

Program Platform

Our organization cultivates student-led teams through an 8-month experiential program, which includes clinical assessment, prototype creation, and business development. Teams also receive opportunities to pitch in various competitions and events, including through our annual Demo Day.

Sling Health STL teams receive resources, support, and mentorship throughout the process. Team members retain 100% of the intellectual property and equity of the solutions they create through the program. 

Resources include:

1) Initial funding,

2) Lab, office, and workshop space,

3) Prototyping tools and equipment,

4) Legal services including patent and incorporation support, and

5) Mentorship from clinicians, industry experts, and local entrepreneurs via design reviews.

Who Can Participate?

Our program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students at college, university and residency program in the St. Louis region, including Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis University, and University of St. Louis in Missouri.

If you'd like to help make our mission and program a success, we welcome you to participatementor teams, or submit a clinical problem.

No prior experience in healthcare or entrepreneurship is necessary.

Questions? Email info@stl.slinghealth.org.

 

Sling Health Program

 
Problem Day

Problem Day- project leaders present 1-2 clinical problems and recruit a multi-disciplinary team to tackle them. 

 
 
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Design Reviews- every two months, teams pitch to mentors from a range of professional backgrounds to get feedback on specific products and business milestones.

 
 
Demo Day

Demo Dayteams showcase their prototypes and pitches to a crowd of over 300 investors, peers, faculty, entrepreneurs, and community members at the end of each cycle. Learn more here.  

 
 

DEMO DAY

Date: April 13th, 2019

Time: 6-9PM

Where: CIC@4240

Tickets: will be available here closer to the date.

 
 
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Key Note

We had the honor of hosting Jeff, Karp as our 2018 Keynote, who has started 6 companies, filed over 100 patents, and raised over $100 MM. Check back too see the reveal of our 2019 speaker. 

 
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Poster session

Teams from across the Sling Health Network come together each year and present their posters and prototypes at the beginning of the night. 

 
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Pitch competition

The six top teams in the Network have the opportunity to pitch in front of a large audience.