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Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Inc.

Cal-X Stars an innovation accelerator R&D lab focused on cardiovascular & social good impact. Team has had more than $14 billion in exits.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 1981
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

Cal-X Stars is an innovation factory creating and nurturing breakthrough totally original disruptive technologies that address multi-billion $ unmet markets. We specialize in two clear sectors (1) cardiovascular and (2) social good impact. Our cardiovascular portfolio features the world's first stem cell recruiting heart pacemaker & women's bra. The California Stock Exchange the first conscious capitalism stock exchange anchors social good.


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    Howard J. Leonhardt
    Executive Chairman & CEO

    Serial entrepreneur having founded 28 companies since 1981. Greatest success was TALENT Stent Graft. Inventor with over 20 patents for treating cardiovascular disease. Founder of The California Stock Exchange the first conscious capitalism stock exchange. Inventor first percutaneous heart valve. First stem cell delivery catheter. First intravascular lung. First biological pacemaker. First stem cell recruiting pacers and women's bra

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    Alex Richardson
    Chief Bioactive Implantable Devices

    Senior level executive leader who thrives in technical business environments with in-depth experience in the manufacturing of high reliability electronics, microelectronics, and complex devices. Executive leader in a number of Alfred Mann Companies and projects in cardiovascular life sciences. Expert in pump and pacemaker technologies.

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    Tricia Nordby Hamrin
    Chief Brand Marketing - Board Director

    Tricia has created, reappraised, and expanded the horizon of corporate brands since 1992. She does not have an industry focus or signature style, as every brand’s needs are different. She has partnered with the leaders and mavericks of med-tech, restaurant/hospitality, architecture, consumer technology, health and wellness, and more. Though her clients range from multi-nationals to indie startups, she has always been passionate about entrepreneur

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    Mark Cunningham
    Chief Heart Therapies - Board Director

    Hospitals - Heart Transplant Surgeon
    & Chief of Staff USC Keck Medical Center - Heart Cardiovascular
    USC University Hospital
    Huntington Hospital
    LAC+USC Medical Center
    Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
    Methodist Hospital, Arcadia
    White Memorial Medical Center
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona, FL 1984
    The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 1986
    George Washington University, Washington DC 1986
    Old Dominio


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    Bruce Methven
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    Mina Vallabh

Previous Investors

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    Leonhardt Ventures
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    Minnesota Biomed Partners
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    St. Jude Medical