Meet Our Team

University of Waterloo Mechanical Engineering graduates who started Vena Medical as their Capstone Design Project. This engineering project transitioned to a full-time venture through the Conrad Entrepreneurship Option. Vena Medical is proud to be a Velocity startup.

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CEO

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President & COO

Michael and Phil both graduated from University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) focused in Mechanical Engineering with an Entrepreneurship Option. They co-founded Vena Medical during the final year of their undergraduate degree and went full-time immediately after graduating. They attended TMCx Accelerator and Y Combinator in the year following. They are both published authors in the Journal of Neuro-Interventional Surgery and the American Journal of Neuroradiology, Inventors on two pending patents and winners of numerous awards related to business and entrepreneurship.  

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Brandon Carhart

Director of Quality Assurance

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Head of Commercial Operations

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Optical R&D Scientist

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R&D Engineer

Meet Our Partners
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