James (Jim) A. Rogers III, J.D., serves as chair for Mayo Clinic Ventures, where he holds responsibility for all strategic and operational aspects of commercializing Mayo’s intellectual property through technology licensing, creating institutional startups with external business entities, and fostering entrepreneurial startups by Mayo Clinic staff. He is one of two MCV representatives on Mayo’s $100 million Venture and Growth Fund. Mr. Rogers also serves as deputy director of administration for the Center for Regenerative Medicine and works alongside Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine, to advance regenerative medicine solutions to Mayo’s practice.
Mr. Rogers has more than 20 years of experience in intellectual property and commercialization of technologies, including serving for more than a decade in the Legal Department at Mayo Clinic.
Before coming to Mayo Clinic, Mr. Rogers worked at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, an international business law firm headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and 3M Company, where he was responsible for protecting and assisting with the commercialization of technologies for a myriad of internal clients.
Mr. Rogers sits on a variety of boards, including Medical Alley Association; Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc.; and Resoundant, Inc.
Mr. Rogers is a graduate of the University of Iowa and University of Iowa College of Law, where he earned his B.S. in biology and his J.D. with high distinction.