Stream: Biomedical Engineering
Scott Phillips is founder and CEO of the StarFish group of companies, including StarFish Medical and ViVitro Labs Inc. Prior to starting StarFish, he worked in diverse areas such as lithium battery development and manufacturing, UV spectroscopy instrumentation and hi-fi audio speakers. Under his leadership StarFish has grown into a diverse professional organization with clients around the world and 100% focus on medical devices. Recent company awards include 2018 Business in Vancouver Top 100 Technology Company, 2018 Strategic Life Sciences Partner of the Year, 2018 VIATEC Community Champion, and 2016 Business Excellence Technology Business of the Year.
Scott is chair of the LifeSciences British Columbia board, a Fellow of The Canadian Academy of Engineering, winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017 Pacific Awards Technology category, 2017 recipient of the VIATEC Technology Champion award, and volunteers with Junior Achievement, Entrepreneurs Organization, and University of British Columbia.
Known for being an entrepreneur and for helping entrepreneurs, Scott graduated in engineering physics from the University of British Columbia and holds 17 patents.