Ann Arbor entrepreneur looks to mold more of his kind with EntreMentor

Doug Rimatzki knows what it's like to work for big corporations in the bio-tech and life science sectors. Now Rimatzki is helping other Ann Arbor-based entrepreneurs figure out what its like to be their bosses with his own company, EntreMentor.

Rimatzki is working with the University of Michigan's Office of Tech Transfer to help develop bio-tech firms, specifically those in the medical device sector. His brand-spanking-new start-up is the vehicle for that, and also an outlet for Rimatzki's own entrepreneurial ambitions.

"I thought I would give it a shot for a while and see how it goes," Rimatzki says. "More than anything else I want to see these companies I am helping grow."

EntreMentor is currently working with a handful of bio-tech clients that are trying to commercialize technology developed at the University of Michigan. Rimatzki expects to grow his client portfolio in his firm's first year, and add an employee or two.

"I hope to bring on some additional consultants," Rimatzki says. "I have some people in mind."

Source: Doug Rimatzki, director of EntreMentor
Writer: Jon Zemke

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