Shawna Khouri, MBID is the Managing Director of the Coulter Translational Fund at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University where she provides business leadership and commercialization strategy at the intersection of academia, medicine, investment and industry to successfully bridge early-stage technologies into successful start-ups and licenses to industry. In addition, Shawna provides commercialization coaching to national clients, including the NIH-C3i Commercialization Training Program, where she mentors R01 and SBIR recipients in business and development strategies for their medical innovations. Shawna is also a medical device engineer with patents pending on emergency medicine and orthopedic technologies. These technologies have received national innovation awards and been featured in a special exhibition at the Smithsonian. She has both a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Innovation and Development and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.