Adam Dole is a Business Planning Manager at Mayo Clinic as a member of a new ventures team, focused on identifying and incubating future Mayo Clinic commercial products, services and businesses. Adam spends a large part of his time creating new services designed to encourage positive, healthy and sustainable behaviors in an effort to shift the healthcare value proposition from sick-care to health-care. Adam actively works with and advises early stage start-up companies and currently serves as an advisor to health IT start-up incubator, Rock Health.
Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Adam led the research department at Method Inc., a San Francisco based design and innovation consultancy, and worked as a strategist at Jump Associates, a growth strategy consultancy in San Mateo, CA. Adam began his career as a research associate in the Human Factors department at NASA, studying human performance and biometric feedback in relationship to long duration space flight.
Adam is no stranger to prize-based health care innovation challenges. In 2009, Adam won the Innocentive Healthcare Ideation Challenge, ChangeNow4Health, and in 2010 was a Launch.org semi-finalist, a global initiative between NASA, USAID, Department of State and Nike to showcase and support innovative approaches to global challenges.
Adam received a BS in Communications from Syracuse University and an MBA in Design Strategy from the recently founded Design Strategy program at California College of the Arts.