Margaret Cartiera, Connecticut Innovations

Organizer, Northeast (Yale) Regional Finals
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Margaret supports the initiation and management of the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund and other bioscience initiatives at CT Innovations. She contributes to fund strategy and is responsible for interacting with fund applicants, conducting due diligence activities, and assisting portfolio organizations.

Margaret is formally trained as a biomedical engineer and has expertise in regulatory affairs, competitive intelligence, market research and operational management. She has more than 15 years of experience in the investment, medical device, pharmaceutical and biotech fields, having worked for companies both large and small, such as Siemens Medical Systems and Carigent Therapeutics.

Margaret has held various leadership positions and has been a trusted adviser and consultant to startup companies and venture capital firms.

Education

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.S., Bioengineering and Entrepreneurial Development, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Yale University