Shift by Alberta Innovates

Creativity, research and being an entrepreneur: our talk with Jana Rieger from True Angle Medical Technologies

July 14, 2021 Jana Rieger and Mike Riou Season 2 Episode 12
Shift by Alberta Innovates
Creativity, research and being an entrepreneur: our talk with Jana Rieger from True Angle Medical Technologies
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Shift by Alberta Innovates
Creativity, research and being an entrepreneur: our talk with Jana Rieger from True Angle Medical Technologies
Jul 14, 2021 Season 2 Episode 12
Jana Rieger and Mike Riou

"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!

BIO

Jana's bio is coming soon!

Show Notes

"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!

BIO

Jana's bio is coming soon!