Stout Ventures - Startup Advisory

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STOUTVENTURES Helping you build your healthcare startup today in order to transform tomorrow

A subsidiary of GordianKnot, LLC


Accelerating the Healthcare Startup Landscape


We Provide the Tools, Experience, and Contacts to Augment your Goals We have an ensemble team and broad networks with domain-specific expertise that can be used to help with recruiting, sales, legal, accounting, HR, marketing, filling the C-Suite bench, IP/patents, technology/coding, AI/ML, and other areas as need be. This approach leads to unparalleled interdisciplinary thinking predicated of different cultures, disciplines and experiences. We are engineers, technologists, psychologists, data-scientists, science-scientists, physicians, electrical engineers, machine-learning hackers, as well as musicians, artists, NGO-starters, ultra-runners and street-art enthusiasts. Honestly, we’re walking, talking Venn Diagrams. We pair equally well with Nobel laureates as we do techno punks. Some of our BFFs are contrarians and iconoclasts who thrive in the chaos of breakthrough-making or iterating on innovation. If appropriate, we can also connect you with VCs, private equity founders, and even decision makers at the NYSE in instances of Initial Public Offering potential. We take a first-principles, scientific approach to analyzing the potential for your startup. We soberly evaluate its viability by challenging you and your team via an evocative approach that you will learn from and make better, more informed decisions, which could include going back to the literal or proverbial drawing board, iron-cladding your IP, pivoting, or even not moving forward. It is in no one’s best interested to pursue a non-viable idea in spite it being a long held dream (or romance). We will never lead you on for the sake of a fee, nor will we jeopardize our track record and reputation by bringing a likely-to-fail nascent company to any funding entities. It’s not ethical, it serves no one’s best interest, it is corrosive to relationships, and is ultimately iatrogenic. Having made this clear, we will nevertheless listen with an open mind and work to believe before others understand, that’s one of our unique superpowers. Some others include:       

Viability analytics, Brokering key introductions, Company establishment and development, Aiding in board recruitment and development, Funding consultation, Social media exposure, Content, tools and resources for all phases of start-up development and exiting.

We accelerate your vision so you can bring the future closer and show the world a new kind of possible If you are a scientist, inventor or entrepreneur with an idea that can lead the world into a brighter future, we hope you will reach out. 3

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Domain Expertise in the Healthcare and Startup Ecosystem Founder’s Biography Dr. Chris Stout is Vice President of Clinical Research and Data Analytics at ATI, the nation’s largest orthopedic rehabilitation and sports medicine corporation, with over 850 clinics in 25 states with more than 24,000 patients seen daily. He has an extensive background in technology ventures with clinical overlap. He is a popular LinkedIn Influencer with a half-million followers and writes on global health, medicine and technology, and humanitarian activism. He also writes for on technology, big data and predictive analytics in healthcare. Dr. Stout hosts a popular podcast that covers various topics including medical innovations from Blockchain to machine learning, start-ups, and entrepreneurship. He’s served as a consultant, advisor, C-level leader, or board member to numerous highly successful startups and early-money-in-investor to successful IPOs in the healthcare, medicine, and technology companies. He’s created two Clinical Patient Registries accepted into He also is the Founding Director of the Center for Global Initiatives, a 501(c)3 focused on global health and education, and recognized as a Top Nonprofit every year since 2012 and has been Gold Level rated by GuideStar since 2017. He’s held academic appointments at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Medicine, and Rush University. Dr. Stout was educated at Purdue University, The University of Chicago’s Booth Graduate School of Business, and Forest Institute, where he earned his first doctorate in clinical psychology and was valedictorian. He was a Post-doctoral Fellow in neuro-developmental behavioral pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He has received four additional doctorates (honoris causa) including a Doctorate in Technology. He’s a bestselling author and also published software developer. He’s lectured worldwide and was an invited faculty by the World Economic Forum to Davos for four years.

Lecture Big Data and Predictive Analytics Potential in Healthcare: Examples, Applications and Ideas

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Article Sampler: Technology Trends in Healthcare and Medicine: Will 2019 Be Different? Can AI Really Make Healthcare More Human—and not be creepy? Why I think 2018 will (Finally) be the Tipping Point for Medicine and Technology Healthcare Innovation: Are there really Medical Unicorns? Is This the Future of Medicine? (Part 5)

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Along with James Altucher and Gary Vaynerchuk, Chris was recognized as one of the top 100 authors in startups and growth out of a field of 800 contenders.

And finally, why you may want to hire me, and why you may not. No one will be more rigorous in vetting our working together, and once in, no one will work harder to make your idea a success. Symbiosis is good for us all.

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