Kathryne Cooper

Kathryne Cooper

Co-Director, CTIP

Kathryne Cooper, MBA is a native Angeleno passionate about growing and funding early stage companies and creating an ecosystem to support entrepreneurs. She believes in applying a growth mindset to startup challenges and is interested in the integration of technology in settings that are traditionally analog. Since 2017, Kathryne has served as Co-Director of The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP). Kathryne is the head of CTIP’s investment arm, where she selects medical device companies with commercialization potential, high clinical impact, and proprietary technology for investment and support. Kathryne engages the investment community at large – building relationships with Venture Capitalists, Angels and strategic partners to advance MedTech innovators within the CTIP portfolio. Kathryne holds a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business and a Certificate in Venture Capital Finance from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She began her career in medicine, attending medical school at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine before transitioning to the business side of healthcare. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Bertran F. Cooper, M.D. Scholarship Fund via the Howard University College of Medicine, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies via the USC Marshall School of Business, and the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles City WiSTEM (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math [STEM]) initiative via the Office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. Kathryne nerds out connecting innovative people, products and ideas.

Operations

Derek Smith

Derek Smith is the Founder of Plug In South LA. In addition to Plug In South LA, he is digital marketing evangelist and branding expert by trade, Derek has worked with many leading global brands. Wit...

Mentors and Advisors

Sheila Marmon

Founder & CEO, Mirror Digital Inc. Sheila Marmon has a passion for the launch and operation of new businesses in the digital media industry and has created effective media programs for over 15 years....

Eric Jaffe

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Advisory Board

Sheila Marmon

Founder & CEO, Mirror Digital Inc. Sheila Marmon has a passion for the launch and operation of new businesses in the digital media industry and has created effective media programs for over 15 years....

Shane Kelly

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Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith is the Global Director of Marketing and Communications with the XPRIZE Foundation. She is an innovative marketing leader with 15+ years of experience with technology forward organization...

Kathryne Cooper

Kathryne Cooper, MBA is a native Angeleno passionate about growing and funding early stage companies and creating an ecosystem to support entrepreneurs. She believes in applying a growth mindset to st...

Matt Horton

Matt Horton is a director at the Milken Institute’s Center for Regional Economics and California Center. In this capacity, he interacts with government officials, business leaders, and other key sta...