From The Foundry to Fogarty Innovation: Allan Will on Creating Great Companies

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In this sidebar to our feature "Fogarty Innovation: An Innovation Powerhouse," we speak with FI Director Allan Will, who was the Founder, Chairman & CEO of The Foundry.

Approximately 25 years ago, after selling the company he had been running as CEO (AneuRx) to Medtronic, Allan Will stayed at the strategic for a time while he figured out what he wanted to do next. The idea he came up with foreshadowed what Fogarty Innovation would later do. “I had always thought that medical device innovation could be facilitated by having a team of experienced innovators and leaders who would help transform inventors’ concepts into companies,” Will recalls. From that inspiration, incubation pioneer The Foundry was born.


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