Entrepreneurship Seminar: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation on Entrepreneurship

Stan Rowe
McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)
Stanton "Stan" J. Rowe

Corporate Vice President, Advanced Technology, Chief Scientific Officer
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Free and open to the public

Bio: Stanton J. Rowe is Corporate Vice President, Advanced Technology & Chief Scientific Officer at Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. He previously served as president and CEO of Percutaneous Valve Technology Inc., which was acquired by Edwards in January 2004. Prior to PVT, which he helped to found in 1999, Rowe was corporate vice president of Business Development and Strategic Planning for Datascope Corp. Prior to this, he was vice president of Business Development for Johnson & Johnson’s Interventional Systems Division (JJIS), responsible for the company’s coronary stent development efforts. At JJIS and the related Cordis Corporation, Rowe held a variety of positions with increasing levels of responsibility, including heading the company’s Business Development, Advanced Technology, Worldwide Clinical Research, and Marketing groups. Rowe joined Cordis after having held several positions in product management for various medical device companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama.

He has been a founder of six companies, four of which have exited, and two remain in development. He is also an outside Board member of InSeal Medical and Neural Analytics.  He supports the community by sitting on the Boards of the Discovery Science Center and Sage Hill School as well as UCI Henry Samueli School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council and UCI Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board, Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering Advisory, and Brown University Biomedical Engineering Advisory.


The Entrepreneurship Seminar Series provides a real-world introduction to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. Through a series of presentations by prestigious entrepreneurs and industry leaders, participants will explore the various organizational, strategic and financial challenges facing successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs. Topics include start-up strategies, business idea evaluation, business plan writing, and introduction to venture capital.