Entrepreneurs at heart

Over the years the Joests have become involved with a number of enterprises, often playing the role of Founder, Strategic Investor, Angel Investor, Equity Investor, or Owner.


 

Founded in 2012, Flower Orthopedics is the leader in Ready-For-Surgery TM extremity fixation.  Flower Orthopedics builds a more efficient surgical case by delivering efficiencies throughout the supply chain to reduce the overall cost of care.

Flower Orthopedics is the innovator behind the Ready-For-Surgery TM FlowerCube TM, an indication-based platform containing all of the implants and instruments required for the surgery.  All products are sterile packaged and ready for use, completely eliminating the need for on-site sterilization and decontamination.  This disruptive delivery model drives significant savings for patients and providers alike.

http://www.flowerortho.com/home.html

 
 

Founded in 2007 by a team of III-V industry professionals, Valence’s primary focus is providing advanced Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems to clients in leading R&D and industrial environments.

At the core of all Valence MOCVD reactor systems are novel reactant gas injection and wafer heating system designs.  Valence has designed and produced both high-volume production, pilot scale and build-to-spec custom systems.  Valence recently released their most advanced reactor platform – the Exciton-series – which accommodates 100mm, 200mm and 300mm sized chambers for Nitride or As/P materials to efficiently meet the needs of a variety of leading-edge, emerging research and production processes.  Valence also focuses on improving gas and chemicals usage efficiencies and reducing maintenance requirements, leading to dramatic cost-of-ownership benefits.  Valence works closely with partners to create optimized solutions that give their clients a competitive edge.

http://www.valenceprocess.com/

 
 

Solid Innovations’ express mission is to build products that make optimal use of our patented “TruScope” dimensioning algorithm, and our “SolidScore” scoring system. This software can—without the aid of a touch probe or laser—accurately size and map any object, then score it for completeness to a model. It is our mission to utilize this ground breaking technology to innovate new monitoring and measurement products in a wide range of Additive Manufacturing applications including 3D printing, semiconductor manufacturing and all layer-by-layer manufacturing techniques.

http://www.solidinnovations.net/