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Intrahospital patient transport system that helps reduce costs and increases patient and employee safety.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Eden Prairie, MN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2007
  • Website

Company Summary

As hospitals struggle with rising costs and the need to keep patients and staff safe, new products are needed to address these issues. Streamline, Inc. is a medical equipment company that designs, develops, and markets 510k-exempt patented technologies in the medical equipment field that focus on increasing safety and reducing hospital costs.


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    Patrick Kullmann
    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Kullmann is a 30 veteran of the medical technology field. He has taken two medical startups to successful exits for a total of $220m. Patrick started his career as a surgical sales representative and has since served in senior director, marketing, market development and sales leadership positions at Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Baxter, Johnson & Johnson. Patrick is also the author of book titled "The Inventor's Guide for Medical Technology"

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    Peter Blankenship

    Mr. Blankenship Founded Streamline, Inc in 2007. He experienced all of the problems inherent in today’s intrahospital transportation process, spending over 3 years in patient transportation at Allina Hospitals and Clinics. He is heavily involved with product development and working with customers during product in-services and post-sale customer support. He has a BA in Entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas.

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    Rick Schultz
    Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Schultz is former Vice President of Operations for Arizant Healthcare. Rick guides and oversees Streamline’s manufacturing operation and is involved in the area of intellectual property. He has extensive engineering, business operations and company acquisition experience in the medical device market. He was instrumental in helping Arizant Healthcare grow annual sales from $20 million to $100 - $150 million during his tenure with the company.

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    Sam Blankenship
    Operations and Product Development

    Mr. Blankenship Co-founded Streamline, Inc in 2007. Sam works closely with Rick Schultz in overseeing the manufacturing operation, guiding product development, bolstering intellectual property protection, product install and hospital in-servicing. He brings experience in supply chain and logistics management and has a background in Entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas.


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    Gray, Plant & Mooty
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    Weber & Deegan

Previous Investors

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    Norris Institute, Southern Valley Angels, Valley Angels
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    Northern Plains, CONAC, Dakota Venture Group
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    Manny Villafana, other private investment