Allan Daisley – Co-Founder/President

Allan is President of ZeroTo510 and runs the accelerator operations. He is the director of entrepreneurship and sustainability at Memphis Bioworks, the parent of the ZeroTo510 Medical Device Accelerator. In this role, he manages entrepreneurship and business incubation programs and is one of the entrepreneurship ecosystem leaders in the Memphis area. His passion is to grow and support the entrepreneurs as they build companies in the Memphis ecosystem.

Allan previously worked as an economic development consultant and managed a business incubator program focused on leveraging entrepreneurship and technology as key drivers of sustainable economic development. Prior to that he was a founding team member of two software start-ups and also spent time in senior strategy and marketing roles at IBM, and as a technology consultant at Accenture.

Allan has an MBA from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Jan Bouten – Co Founder/Investor

Jan is an investment partner at Innova Memphis, an investment firm he joined in 2010 after working with the Innova team in an advisory capacity. He currently serves on the Board of Quire, iScreen Vision, Restore Medical, Compression Kinetics, Parental Health, BioNanovations, and Traklok International. He was a past board member or observer at Digitalsmiths (acquired by TiVo), Mobile-Mind (acquired by: WorldCell), Resolute Games (acquired by Lokion), Nextreme Thermal (acquired by Laird Technologies) and Covelight (acquired by Radware).

His professional experience includes founder and executive of two startups, 10+ years of high tech industry experience in engineering, marketing and sales, and more than 10 years as a seed and early-stage VC. This solid, diversified experience base allows him to provide advice and mentoring to companies and entrepreneurs.

Prior to Innova, Jan spent 7 years at Aurora Funds, a $235MM seed- and early-stage venture capital firm based in Research Triangle Park, NC. Here, he was involved in negotiating, structuring and monitoring 11 investments, and was involved in 3 IPOs and 3 acquisitions in the healthcare and technology fields.

Bouten serves on the board of the FedEx Institute of Technology, as well as the Greater Memphis Growth Alliance. He is a recognized expert in the field as a Wall Street Journal Startup Guru, as well as Master Mentor for LaunchTennessee.

Jan received his MBA from Duke University, and also holds a MS degree in Artificial Intelligence from the United Kingdom, and a BS in Computer Science from The Netherlands.

James Bell

James Bell – Entrepreneur in residence

James Bell joined ZeroTo510 in 2014 as Entrepreneur In Residence. His professional experience includes co-founder and CEO of 2 medical device startups and 20+ years of medical device industry experience in management, operations and sales. He has demonstrated success in developing and executing business strategies, shaping operational direction, and leading cross-functional teams to deliver profitable results. He is a seasoned executive and dynamic entrepreneur with a passion for startups and innovative healthcare solutions.

Prior to ZeroTo510, James was Co-founder and CEO of Mobilizer, Inc., which he led from startup through early commercialization. Prior to that, he was Co-founder and CEO of HandMinder, Inc. He has also consulted with numerous medical device companies, primarily providing guidance in management, sales and commercialization strategies.

Prior to HandMinder, James was a Hospital Account Manager at Philips Medical
Systems, where he led a local sales team that increased a noninvasive ventilation installed-base by 126%. He also worked at a Memphis-based IT business, where he co-developed and implemented commercialization strategies for a breakthrough IT solution that was targeted to c-suites of all types of organizations.

James also worked for Tyco Healthcare (now Covidien) for over ten years. He served
multiple divisions in sales and service, where he was responsible for exceeding quotas worth millions of dollars and won numerous awards, including President’s Club, 100% Club, National Honor Roll and Region of the Year. At Tyco and other organizations, he repeatedly led the transformation of territories and regions from perpetual poor performance to top national rankings within short periods. He also served as a member of the President’s Advisory Council for a year.

James has an MBA from Christian Brothers University, a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human Relations from Trevecca Nazarene University and an Associate of Arts in Biomedical Instrumentation Technology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He has served as a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy Reserve and as an Advanced Logistics Sergeant in the Tennessee Army National Guard. Today, he serves as an active mentor in both a business and personal capacity. He also volunteers his time for several community organizations and serves on two non-profit boards.