Steve Goedeke says he was the kid who liked to take things apart. But he’s built a career putting things together.
The kid went on to become an engineer who, after a brief stint in tech at Hewlett Packard, joined Medtronic upon his return to Minneapolis.
Goedeke says his experience at HP led him to try to do something radical in Medtech, a goal that put him in charge of the team that designed the first implantable distance radio system for Medtech devices. The Medical Implantable Communication Service (MICS) remains the industry standard.
He’d earned the designation of Bakken Fellow at Medtronic, which could have cemented his future to the big company. But he always felt he’d run a company and was given the chance to explore that path when he was invited to be part of the Denali Medical II incubator.
In this Medtech Talk Podcast, Goedeke shares the thoughts – and concerns – that went into that jump. He also reveals what ideas he’d consider pursuing before, when on a ski trip, he happened upon the concept for Cardionomic’s neuromodulation approach to treat ADHF.