"Is there anything Jana doesn't do?" is a refrain I found myself pondering as this interview was happening.
A professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation - Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, Jana is a medical researcher, an entrepreneur, and a novelist.
On this episode we start by talking about her company True Angle Medical Technologies, Jana's journey from researcher to entrepreneur, and the help that she and her partners received as they grew. We bring in Alberta Innovates' technology development advisor Mike Riou, who's been working with Jana and True Angle, to discuss the role he played.
Along the way we tackle topics like the challenges of innovating in a health system that's, arguably, not built for speed; the need for system innovation, peer mentorship and celebrating the wins. We cap it off with a discussion around the importance of mental health amongst entrepreneurs and a brief foray into Jana's experience as a writer.
This really is a full episode you don't want to miss!
Jana's bio is coming soon!
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