Sally Hatcher

University of Colorado — Sr. Director of Venture Development
Buff Venture Fund — General Partner

Sally Hatcher, J.D. is a serial entrepreneur, advisor, startup accelerator faculty member, impact investor and board member. She co-founded and was President of two companies, including Precision Photonics, a laser & opto-electronics design and manufacturing company. Starting in the garage, the company shipped high-volume product to China, and grew to a 50+ person, highly profitable venture before a successful acquisition. Her second company, MBio Diagnostics (now LightDeck Diagnostics), focuses on point-of-care medical and animal diagnostics, using laser-based waveguide systems to detect up to 80 biomarkers at once. Sally’s worked with several digital women’s health companies, and is a national entrepreneurial instructor for the NSF, DOE, and NIH. Sally is currently Sr. Director of Venture Development at the University of Colorado, where she is building the pipeline of diverse teams of innovators who want to startup a company, and she is standing up the Buff Venture Fund.

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