Stream: Biomedical Engineering
Lahav began his career during the late 1980s as an industrial designer in the Israeli technology sector. He immigrated to Canada in 2000 and has over three decades of experience as a founder, technology innovator, entrepreneur, executive, and investor, mostly in the medtech and biotech space. Over that time, Lahav has contributed to the development and launch of over 200 technology products. He has founded several companies and sold two. Most notably, he founded the Kangaroo Group (ISO 13485) and invested fifteen years in building it into a major Canadian brand for medtech innovation, contract manufacturing, and medtech startup acceleration. In 2017, Lahav sold Kangaroo to its chief comparable, Starfish Medical. Since selling Kangaroo, he has orchestrated successful turnarounds at Relay Medical and UX Data Sciences.
Over his career, Lahav has advised numerous startups in both official and informal capacities. He currently operates as a mentor-angel, working with CEOs of medtech startups on advancing science and technology into products of meaningful clinical utility, and building investable, acquirable companies. Most importantly, Lahav emphasizes the transition of the founders from technology-focused to business-journey focused, and organization-building mastery.
Lahav chairs the boards of three medtech startups – Pulsemedica, Arma Biosciences and Oxygenium. He also co-founded a mountain bike startup together with his son, Ariel. He is the author of the Cathedral Framework, a stakeholder-centric systems approach to life-sciences venture design and building.
Lahav splits his time between Toronto and Tel Aviv. He is deeply interested in a thriving future for humanity, sustainability, ethics, values-based leadership, and innovation culture.