Frank Jaskulke has the greatest job in the world as he is paid to hang out with smart people who save and improve lives every day. As the Vice President of Intelligence for the Medical Alley Association he is tasked to help Medical Alley members find partners, promote the region as the global epicenter of health innovation and care around the world, and mentor the association’s talented staff. Prior to Medical Alley Association he worked at the Minnesota House of Representatives as a
Page. He received an Undergraduate and Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.

In retrospect, what one activity have you identified in your field of expertise that didn’t work and should cease?
Sending Linkedin requests to people you don’t know. Expanding the network is good but ask first.

And what one activity should begin immediately?
Learning more about the business models of your stakeholders. Healthcare is changing and the business model that got us here will not get us to where we want to go. If you’re in device you should understand deeply the ways payors and providers are evolving – and not just as it relates to your product – understand at a systems level. We may find that new problems in one sector are old problems in another and we can bring solutions to bear.




AVENU is Sitting Down with Leaders in Med Tech Healthcare.

Welcome to AVENU’s On The AVENU interview series. Join us as we sit with innovators in the Med Tech Industry, giving us – and in turn, you – access to diverse perspectives on how Med Tech is changing and what lies ahead.

On The Avenu is sponsored by Spineway USA, a French based publicly traded company that treats severe spinal column pathologies. On The Avenu is meant to share insights and spark discussions. If you have a perspective on the future of Med Tech, feel free to share it by reaching out to Jon Luedke, CEO at