“Grittiness and the ability to wear multiple hats simultaneously are the two areas that I see as being big lessons from my time in the military and that have carried over and proved true in spades as the leader of an early-stage startup.”

– Matt McBride (USNA ‘06)

Matt McBride is a dynamic healthcare leader that has spent the last decade guiding early-stage technologies to the commercial market, managing start-ups, and driving innovation policy and processes at large academic institutions. Matt actively leverages Wave Strategy’s extensive network to make meaningful introductions that expedite the development of cutting-edge technologies through strategic enterprise partners, healthcare systems, industry influencers, and entrepreneurs. Prior to working in the healthcare industry, Matt served as a Naval Officer at several commands around the world.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Wave Strategy’s services benefit pre-revenue startups
  • Why transparency, trust and accepting what you don’t know are keys to success in healthcare innovation
  • Why Matt wants to help military veterans become leaders in biotech 
  • Tips for early-stage healthcare startups that want to bring their product to market

Matt also shares how he transitioned from the military into the healthcare industry and why military service doesn’t need to be the limiting factor in determining what industry you work for in the future. Matt also explains why it’s important to be able to discuss new technology openly and why provisional patents can be valuable when getting started in healthcare technology. We enjoyed hearing about Matt’s short-term and long-term goals and really value the wisdom he shares in this episode. We can’t wait to see how Wave Strategy continues to grow in the future and we’re excited to help Matt share Wave Strategy’s mission with a wider audience.

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Special thanks to Matt for joining me this week. Until next time!

-Scott Mackes, USNA ’01

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