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Josh Wiesman

Professor of the Practice
CEO, Smilo
Joshua.Wiesman@tufts.edu

Areas of expertise: High Technology Entrepreneurship; Creative Design Process of Products

Biography

Josh Wiesman is the CEO of Smilo, the new direct-to-consumer brand for essential baby and child products lovingly perfected by doctors, scientists, and engineers.

Josh founded his first company, TWI LLC, as a sophomore in college. Josh successfully led the company to four international license deals for portions of the patent portfolio. After launching TWI, Josh consulted for a number of the medical giants and privately funded start-ups in the medical device community. In 2008 Josh was recruited to be the Director of Engineering at Portaero, Inc., a bay area startup, where he led his team in developing a device treatment therapy for emphysema.  After Portaero, Josh ran a Boston based operational fund that developed and licensed "small ball" medical and consumer products with a focus on airway management in anesthesia and infant/child products.

Josh has authored a number of medical publications, holds numerous US and international patents, and holds a MS and BS in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University.