Jordan Kaufmann, Ph.D.

Senior Director UI Ventures
Executive Director Iowa MADE

Through her role with UI Ventures, Jordan provides support services for faculty spinout companies and contributes to building the startup ecosystem in Iowa City, IA. She assists the companies with business strategy, building a team, securing funding, and working with the university. Jordan also conceived and leads the Iowa MADE program to spur innovation through commercialization of faculty developed medical device products directly out of the university.

Prior to joining UI Ventures, Jordan co-founded medical device startup Cardiovate and served as President and CTO.  Cardiovate developed a vascular graft to replace diseased blood vessels with a graft that promoted new tissue formation to replace the diseased vessel.

Jordan received a BS in Biomedical Engineering from NC State University and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at San Antonio.