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CleanStart Surgical CEO, Ryan Jankovic, Joins Conquer Accelerator Program as Entrepreneur-in-Residence

CleanStart Surgical CEO, Ryan Jankovic, Joins Conquer Accelerator Program as Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Author: MSU Foundation
Category: Foundation News

Jankovic joins the ten-week accelerator for its third season  

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Conquer Accelerator announces today that Ryan Jankovic—President and CEO at both Enterprise Sales Consulting, LLC and CleanStart Surgical—is joining the startup accelerator program’s ranks for its third summer cohort. As entrepreneur-in-residence, Jankovic’s leadership in sales, marketing, management, and business development will serve the soon-to-be selected startup teams, supporting their progress and, ultimately, their success. “Our EIRs provide invaluable services to our startup companies,” said Tom Stewart, Conquer Accelerator’s program manager. “Ryan’s experience and deep insights into product development and customer acquisition are what make him a perfect mentor for our upcoming teams.” A Western Michigan University graduate and Michigan State University alum, Jankovic launched his career at Stryker Corporation, where he was part of the innovation team. During his time at Stryker, Jankovic participated in the launch of several innovative products. He was instrumental in the process of two acquisitions, as well as set records for product sales. “Conquer Accelerator is an exceptional program,” said Jankovic. “Coming on board as entrepreneur-in-residence means I get to meet new entrepreneurs, help them refine their ideas and business models, and watch them succeed.” Conquer Accelerator’s third season will run June 4th, 2018 through August 17th, 2018.


Built with a strong bench of more than forty entrepreneur and business leader mentors, each of the ten weeks in the Conquer program focuses on completing specific goals, as well as working with mentors and instructors on topics like fundraising, technology, and sustainability. Conquer culminates in demo day presentations with investors. Learn more about Conquer at



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