Loleta Robinson

Dr. Loleta Robinson is a seasoned physician entrepreneur, startup advisor, venture partner with extensive healthcare technology and services expertise. Most recently, she served as an Entrepreneur in Residence for NIH SEED, working with SBIR/STTR awardees to develop payer and commercialization strategies. She is also the Founder and Principal of Fortis Industries, LLC, a firm specializing in blending data analytics, due diligence, and a strong industry network to identify and evaluate prospective healthcare investment, in-licensing, and partnership opportunities for various clients. Dr. Robinson calls on her extensive industry experience and relationships to help bring together venture capital and corporate innovation firms with appropriate healthcare startups and early-stage companies with the potential to significantly improve the quality of care. She also facilitates their collaboration via incubators, accelerators, and other entrepreneurial support organizations and researches the healthcare market landscape to provide competitive analyses and offer industry insights. In addition, Dr. Robinson serves on the advisory board of a number of startup companies.

Dr. Robinson most recently worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska (BCBSNE) as Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR). During this time, she sourced and evaluated digital health, healthcare services, and technology solutions aligned with corporate strategies.  

Dr. Robinson also co-founded Syan Biosciences, LLC to discover, develop and commercialize novel biomarkers for early melanoma detection.  

Dr. Robinson holds a BA in Microbiology from the University of Kansas, an MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and an MBA in Health Administration from University of Colorado at Denver. She also recently completed a Certificate - Venture Capital Finance from the National Venture Capital Association’s VC University ONLINE at UC Berkeley School of Law.