After being named 1st Team All PAC-10 Kicker in 1999 and playing in the Rose Bowl with the Stanford Cardinal the following year – all while earning his BA and MA – Mike Biselli hung up his cleats and brought his unwavering determination and collaborative spirit to the field of healthcare.
During his tenure with several industry-leading medical device companies, Mike quickly recognized the potential of health technology to significantly improve medical outcomes and decrease waste and decided to join the growing movement of entrepreneurs, technologists, and clinicians who were reimagining healthcare through health-tech innovation.
MedPassage, a health-tech platform serving the ambulatory surgery center market, represented his first attempt at using technology to address the industry’s pervasive inefficiencies. After a private equity group acquired MedPassage, Mike began collaborating with a wide range of individuals and organizations dedicated to accelerating the current transformation of the healthcare industry.
As a Board Member for Medical Group Management Association, Prime Health, Colorado Bioscience Association, and several health-tech startups, Mike experienced firsthand the tremendous power a determined community of clinicians, executives, technologists, entrepreneurs, academics, and investors could wield when they work together.
Realizing how much more could be accomplished if that power were harnessed, Mike developed the industry integrator concept, a new feature of the innovation economy that allows the healthcare industry to be integrated at the point of innovation by physically housing an entire ecosystem in a single location.
In partnership with governmental, non-profit, and commercial organizations, Mike and his team built Catalyst, a 180,000 square foot, first-of-its-kind industry integrator. Located in Denver’s River North District (RiNo), Catalyst physically houses 60+ health-tech startups, academic institutions, healthcare systems, and Fortune 100s alike in the race to fix healthcare. The campus opened its doors in July 2018.
While Mike remains a Catalyst Partner/Owner, he is now laser-focused on his role as Olive’s Evangelist, to further his passionate pursuit of empowering innovators worldwide to fundamentally reimagine the healthcare industry.
Olive’s calling is to make the healthcare industry more efficient, more affordable, and more human. She’s on a mission to revolutionize healthcare with AI.
Mike is also the host of the nationally-ranked healthcare innovation podcast, Passionate Pioneers, which is a member of the Health Podcast Network.
“We’re not going to reimagine healthcare just through the largest and most powerful organizations that have dominated the space for the past fifty years. And, it won’t happen with startups alone. We have to do it together. If you are passionate about reimagining healthcare, you have a seat at our table!” -TEDx RiNo