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Dr. Scott Dulchavsky
Dr. Scott Dulchavsky

Dr. Dulchavsky is currently a professor of surgery, molecular biology and genetics at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He serves as the Roy D. McClure Chairman of Surgery and the Surgeon in Chief at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, as well as the CEO of The Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital.

Dr. Dulchavsky completed a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics at Wayne State University where he investigated the use of gene therapy to improve wound healing in disease states. He has served as research mentor to over 20 post-doctoral fellows and is a principal investigator for NASA and for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute in Houston, Texas. His research focus involves teaching ultrasound to the astronaut and cosmonaut crews of the International Space Station to use for medical emergencies and on medical care of exploration class spaceflight. This work has been modified for use on the Earth where his team supports the on-site care of professional sports teams and United States Olympic committee athletes as well as the Olympic Games. His team is working with worldwide organizations including the United Nations to enhance point of care ultrasound in underserved areas thru remote ultrasound guidance and to support maternal care in over 60 countries.

Dr. Dulchavsky has been elected to numerous professional organizations and national positions including the Society of University Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Central Surgical Society, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Society of Clinical Surgery, and the American Surgical Association. He is a reviewer and the Study Section Head of the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Study Section for International Space Station research. He maintains an active role in local and National medical associations including the American College of Surgeons where he served on the Committee on Trauma and is the Vice Chair for Technology and Research. He is on the White House Medical Team which provides regional care for the President of the United States.
Reda Jaber
Reda Jaber

Reda Jaber is a Partner at IncWell, an early-stage venture capital fund based in Birmingham, MI. He participates in the company’s advisory services and leads all medical sector investment activities for the fund, which with more than 40 investments in the last three years has been one of the most active seed funds in the Midwest.

Reda joined IncWell in 2014 after he earned dual MD / MBA degrees at the University of Michigan Medical School and the Ross School of Business. Prior to joining IncWell, Reda gained investment experience as an analyst at the $100M private equity fund, Stage 2 Innovations. Business-minded with an entrepreneurial spirit, he has also co-founded several startups, including MDCases.net, an open-access medical case builder. Additionally, he has co-authored and published “Visionary Kids,” a children’s book series about entrepreneurship.

Reda was selected as a Venture Fellow by the Michigan Venture Capital Association and a Davidson Digital Health Fellow by the Henry Ford Innovation Institute. In 2015 he was named to Crain's Detroit Business 20 in their 20's list, and in 2016 he was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Healthcare. Reda was featured on the cover of the February 2016 edition of Forbes Middle East Magazine.
Amy Butler
Amy Butler

Amy Butler is the Executive Directive for OU INC, an international business incubator and innovation center at Oakland University. She leads OUINC in advancing the economic strength of the region by transitioning business, industry and university innovations in the medical device, energy, and information technology industries into commercial markets. She has established OU INC as an “International Soft Landing Site” serving international companies. Through the creation of public / private partnerships such as the MedHealth Cluster and Oakland Entrepreneur Alliance, she accelerates the growth of business and industry in the region while spurring innovation.

She is certified through the INBIA in incubation management; customer development; business models; and capital fundraising. Ms. Butler is also a Certified Health Coach through Villanova School of Nursing and Principle of her own company Performance Energy Consulting, LLC. She presently serves on the national board of the Energy Services Coalition, Global Ties Detroit and the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council.

Ms. Butler was inducted into the Michigan Energy Hall of Fame in 2015 for her career long efforts in energy policy and implementation. Her success in integrating business growth, innovation, and talent development was highlighted in DBusiness journal “The Faces of Detroit”. Ms. Butler is an international speaker on energy, sustainability, and economic transformation policies and has appeared on several TV and radio interviews including: Comcast Newsmakers, Michigan Energy Future Today, and Michigan Business Network. Her research and publications have appeared in proceedings at the Petroleum Hydrocarbons & Organic Chemicals in Groundwater Prevention Detection and Restoration Conference and at the University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute.


Dr. David J. Brophy
Dr. David J. Brophy

Dr. David J. Brophy is Professor of Finance and a member of the Finance Faculty and the Entrepreneurial Studies Faculty at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan where he teaches courses in financing technology-based startups, venture capital, private equity and valuation. He also serves as Director of the University of Michigan Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance ( http://www.umich.bus.edu/cvp ).

Brophy is an active researcher in the fields of finance and entrepreneurship. His current research is focused upon the study of private equity finance in a global setting, the venture capital investment and private placement process, and entrepreneurial finance. He also is founding director of two leading international private equity conferences: the University of Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (venture capital-oriented) and the University of Michigan Global Private Equity Conference (corporate growth and buyout oriented).

He is active in venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship in the US and globally. He assists emerging mid-sized companies in managing and funding their growth.

He is author of the book Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, and has published a large number of research papers in this and other aspects of finance. He is a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Private Equity, the Journal of Business Venturing and the International Journal of Venture Capital and is currently completing a book titled Principles of Venture Capital and Private Equity. Brophy has twice won the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies Research Award in recognition of his pioneering research on venture capital finance.

Brophy has extensive experience in Executive Education. He was the founding director of the University of Michigan School of Banking and co-founder of the Finance for the Non- Financial Manager program. He has also served as a contributing member of the faculty of the Venture Capital Institute, a management education institute presented annually by the National Venture Capital Association and the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies to train partners and associates of their member firms.

Brophy has been a consultant to a variety of government agencies in the U.S., Australia, France, India and Russia and has served on the Governor's Commission on High Technology in Michigan. He is active in the development of policy regarding the University's role in technology transfer, entrepreneurial activity, and venture capital investment. He has been a member of the University of Michigan Economic Development Council as well as Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Michigan Investment Fund (a venture capital investment fund).

He has served as Scholar in Residence at the Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Brophy has also served as consultant to the State of Michigan Task Force on Venture Capital and is a founding director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association, both of which work to create a positive environment for venture capital investment in Michigan, the Midwest and the nation. Brophy is a director of BioStar Ventures, LCC, and an advisor to Compass Technology Partners, Plymouth Ventures, LLC, Glencoe Capital, and VentureEast, LP. He is a director of Nantucket Capital, Altarum Institute, and several subsidiaries of Ally Bank. He has served as a director of Nighthawk Radiology Service, Inc., Munder Capital, and Ervin Industries, Inc.