Azadeh Dastmalchi is the CEO of VitalTracer, a medical startup that designs smart wearable medical devices. She is a Ph.D. candidate at Ottawa University, obtaining her MSc from the same university in Mechanical Engineering. In the last twelve years, her main field of research has been designing and developing medical devices, particularly vital sign monitoring ones. She is a Canadian G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, an experienced research assistant in the higher education industry, a skilled leader, entrepreneur, business Planner, and a successful project manager. Azadeh has raised $1M non-dilutive grants since January 2020.
VitalTracer has been awarded several regional and national awards under her leadership, including Mitacs national entrepreneur award, CANIE regional product innovation award, a Startup Canada award, and AGE-WELL Emerging Entrepreneur Award (COVID-19 Countermeasures).
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On this week’s Startup Women Podcast, sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada and Scotiabank, we learn how what started as Azadeh’s Masters thesis is now turning into a well funded, Canadian scale-up company.