MedTech Innovation Seminar – Working at Small Companies


Small companies foster innovative minds and provide a more intimate work environment, especially for post-graduate students. Dr. Olson is an expert at working as a biomedical engineer in small companies with a team of only 1 to 100 individuals. Join us on October 4th as our excellent speaker shares his perspective on how a new post-graduate biomedical engineer might consider compensation, work-life balance, and the typical work day when considering an offer from a small company.

This presentation will share key concepts to consider when working for a small company, presented by our esteemed speaker:

  • Byron Olson (Senior Director, Computational Sciences, Bigfoot Biomedical)

Dr.Olson was formally trained in Mathematics (BS) and Bioengineering (PhD). His work focuses on the intersection of physiological sensors and machine learning. Throughout his career, Dr.Olson has made advancements in data science, clinical data collection, sensor design, and algorithm development at a variety of start-ups in the wearable and medical device spaces.

The MedTech Talent Accelerator is a national training program to launch the next generation of industry-ready talent for the Canadian Medical Technology sector. The program is a collaboration between Toronto Metropolitan University (Formerly known as Ryerson), McGill, Dalhousie, University of Calgary, BioMedical Zone, MedTech Canada (the National Association of the Canadian Medical Technology Industries), and its member companies.

This seminar is open to ALL students and faculty.
Date: Wednesday, October 4th, 2023
Speaker: Byron Olson
Time: 1 pm – 2pm EST
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