Judgment Call Episode #05 Mike van Alstine

In this episode of the Judgment Call Mike and I talk about:

  • Why entrepreneurship is a major driver in this world to alleviate poverty, increase freedom and increase wealth
  • Why entrepreneurship of the last 30 years has been different and what role large Internet platforms play in this.
  • What opportunities are there for entrepreneurs in the in life sciences and healthcare field?
  • Why the Opentronix platform might be a game changer?
  • How to get a large enough dataset for AI analysis in life sciences?
  • Should patients be able to sell their own medical data?
  • Is single cell DNA analysis a big step forward?
  • What role will ‘injectable machines’ play in the next 10 years?
  • Will we all stay ’28 year olds’ forever?
  • How is aging and income related to the number of children we have?
  • Is innovation related to studying art?
  • Will learning and social media be done with the help of an AI that helps us interact with the Internet AIs.
  • Are we repeating the issues with cancer with COVID testing?

Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Mike graduated from the University of Toledo with a BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, with a focus on Physics. Serial entrepreneur, with a focus on process improvements via technology automation and user experience design. Additionally, spent three years in leadership development, fundraising, and membership recruitment for the National Exchange Club, which was made up of ~800 clubs and ~30,000 members. Spent three years as director of technology for Pukka Headwear, completely re-writing and automating a large portion of their design, sales, and order system with a focus on the web. Spent seven years focused on processes and automation at MD Anderson, ultimately building a system that managed over 3,000 clinical trials and secures over half a million patient records. Currently serving as VP of Customer Success and Innovation at Project Ronin, a start-up with a mission of utilizing AI and Data Science to remove uncertainty from cancer patients’ care and improve their outcomes. Current entrepreneurial endeavors include co-founder of a laser cutting business, a CBD company, and Pro Research Management, which is focusing on delivering clinical trials to underrepresented communities by partnering with local care givers.  

You can reach Mike on LinkedIn.

You can find the episode’s transcript here.