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Howard Leonhardt

Inventor with over 20 patents for treating cardiovascular diseases. Serial entrepreneur having founded over 28 companies. Stem cell researcher. Founder of the California Stock Exchange first U.S. Social Good Impact Stock Exchange.

Santa Monica, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since August 15, 2014
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Type of investor Angel Accelerator Incubator
Typical investment size $100k - $250k
Typical investments in a year 4
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Credentials Accredited Investor
IPO , BHRT:OTC, Source:
1982 Anoka Technical College , BS , International Trade

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Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

2004 South Florida Entrepreneur of the Year Award
2005 Florida Entrepreneur of the Year Award

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Frustrating is time to get to market. Rewarding = saving patients lives.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Dilute too much ownership too early.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. More shots on goal = more goals.
2. Bias for action = Ready, Aim, Fire is best.
3. Let people make mistakes.

Full bio

State Spokesperson for The JOBS ACT Startup California.  Founder of Kindheart Lionheart TV Network.  Host & Mentor of Crowdfund TV Show to air on CNBC.

Founder and Inventor MyoStim Pacers first stem cell recruiting heart pacemaker

Founder and Inventor BioLeonhardt first implantable STEM CELL PUMP and Electrical Stimulator for organ regeneration

Founder Bioheart, Inc. first muscle stem cell therapy for heart failure - $76 million valuation IPO on NASDAQ in 2008.

Inventor of the TALENT stent graft for aortic aneurysm repair.  Captured 70% of world market for thoracic and 35% for abdominal.  Still leading system worldwide as part of Medtronic.

Inventor of STEM CELL BRA world's first stem cell recruiting bra designed to increase fullness by one cup size every 12 weeks of wear.

Founder of the Entrepreneurship Party Public Policy Institute 

Co-leader Startup California and state spokesperson for The JOBS ACT and Crowdfunding.

Founder of the Kindheart Lionheart TV Network for Inspirational Content - and the tv program.