Harlee Sorkin is a co-founder of Common Place Holdings, a venture studio that has given birth to eight different medtech startups, including InterShunt, which Harlee is leading as its CEO today. Prior to that, Harlee proved his business acumen by leading Traco Labs to a successful exit.
But Harlee’s more than a business wiz. He was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, dabbling in both engineering and medicine despite not being an engineer or a physician himself. There, his area of focus was translational research — marrying ideas and concepts with real-world applications.