Chris Hanson is the founder and managing director of Grant Park Ventures, a healthcare focused micro venture fund. On an operating level he focuses on early ideation and development of MedTech technologies to launch in conjunction with other leading healthcare entrepreneurs and/or incubators. In addition to angel investing, his operating background includes three years with CoorsTek Medical where he served as a corporate initiatives manager to develop and implement disruptive healthcare models and developed the internal development program for licensing/divestitures. Prior to CoorsTek Medical, he worked at Shifamed in business development focusing on fundraising, conducting competitive analysis and completing market research. As an engineer he worked on design, development and operations involving Shifamed portfolio companies: Apama Medical, Maya Medical (acquired $230M by Covidien 2012), and Kalila Medical (acquired by Abbott 2016). Further experience includes time at Boston Scientific and MAP Pharmaceuticals (acquired $958M by Allergan 2013). Chris holds multiple engineering degrees from Johns Hopkins University.