Ryan Witt is the Hub Director at UCLA Biodesign, where he coordinates the program’s partnerships with industry, investors, and mentors and overall hub operations. Prior to UCLA Biodesign, Ryan functioned as the Head of StartX Med, a Stanford-affiliated founder community of over 450 entrepreneurs working across digital health, medical devices, consumer health, biopharmaceuticals and research tools. In his previous roles as Director of Product & Client Success at CareDox and a Generalist at drChrono, Ryan has contributed to the development of digital health products used by tens of thousands of clinicians and millions of patients. He also served as the COO at Immix Biopharma, a venture-backed clinical stage therapeutics company, where he worked across clinical, regulatory, and manufacturing functions, as well as investor relations. Ryan’s contributions to the Southern California life system ecosystem were recognized by a Biocom Catalyst Award. He was a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s Consumer Empowerment Working Group at the Office of the National Coordinator under the Obama administration. Ryan is a mentor to several leading accelerator programs, including Scale Health, KidsX, and Blockbuster Tokyo. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of Tech Coast Angels and Biocom’s Capital Development Committee. Ryan has a BA in business economics from UC Irvine with a minor in biological sciences.