Dr. Garrett Cale Smith is an innovator, educator, and entrepreneur who has co-founded five medical companies that have treated hundreds of patients and generated over $100 Million. Currently he is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nasseo, Inc. an orthopedics venture he spun out of his PhD, and is the Program Director for Blue LINC, UCSD’s first biomedical incubator. Dr. Smith is an expert in early-stage fundraising and innovation. He has co-authored over a dozen patents in nanotechnology, dentistry, and ophthalmology. In, 2011 he earned a PhD in Bioengineering from UC San Diego, and completed a BioDesign Fellowship at Stanford University.