Scott Philips graduated from the UBC Engineering physics program in 1989 and is now the founder and president of StarFish Medical. With over 150 employees, it is the largest medical device development services company in Canada, focusing on technology innovation and human-centric design aspects for companies around North America. As the CEO of the StarFish Group of Companies, Scott oversees ViVitro Labs, a leading prosthetic heart valve testing equipment and services company, along with Canadian Emergency Ventilators, whose ventilator design for Health Canada was selected to win a Gold prize at the 2020 International Design Awards.
Prior to StarFish, Scott spent 10 years in BC and Alberta at Moli Energy and Alberta Research Council, and worked independently on various technology-focused projects involving lithium batteries, spectroscopy instrumentation, and planar magnetic audio speakers.
Scott is the current Chair of the Life Sciences British Columbia board, a Fellow of The Canadian Academy of Engineering, winner of the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of The Year™ in the Pacific Awards Technology category, and recipient of the 2017 VIATEC Technology Champion award. He is also a mentor and volunteer for organizations such as Junior Achievement, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and Creative Destruction Lab.