Meet our Entrepreneur in Residence, Shawn Glinter!
For over a decade successful serial entrepreneur Shawn Glinter has been in love with helping students & entrepreneurs with their startups and early stage companies. His background reveals a vast experience and explains the passion he's shown as he has helped, advised, and worked with over five dozen first time founders of startups and mentored over 1000’s of companies.
Shawn's strengths are as a startup operator, building companies, and understanding the challenges faced while executing the proof of concept validation, acquiring customers, raising capital, and designing strategy. Shawn provides mentorship, counsel, and strategic advise to entrepreneurs.
Shawn’s career began in emergency medicine and hospital administration (George Washington University Health System and MedStar Health in Washington, DC, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN). He then launched a SAAS startup focused around the utilization of AED’s and the implementation of Public Access Defibrillation Programs. Not long after that, he started a technology company, which sold to a firm in Silicon Valley. After a couple of false starts and several successful startups, Shawn became a founding partner
in a medical reimbursement company that ran out of gas...Through that experience, Shawn learned a lot about himself and entrepreneurship as well.
Most recently, Shawn was a co-founder & CEO of a life sciences (water technology) company for an entity located in the USA, Canada, and Europe. In just over 3.5 years he successfully grew that company from $600K to 11M (which eventually sold). Shawn is currently a co-founder & CEO of the biotech startup Nanoferix (a specialty pharma) developing a novel Nanosponge drug delivery technology to deliver medical therapeutics.
Shawn has spent the last six several years as one of the Master Mentors at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. He also a mentors for the JumpStart Foundry, the Co.Lab accelerator program in Chattanooga, Master Mentor for Launch TN (a state wide accelerator program), and Life Science Mentor Program.
Shawn is married to his wife Nicole and they have an 8-year-old boy, Jordan. “I love being a Dad, Husband, and Entrepreneur every day of my life.”