Mike Bartlett is President of Vital Art and Science Incorporated (VAS), an early stage medical equipment start-up company developing home-based vision function testing for tracking of degenerative diseases of the eye, including Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy. VAS has won NIH/National Eye Institute SBIR Phase I and Phase II Grants as well as funding from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF). VAS is currently collaborating with a multinational Drug company to validate its first product. In addition to being an active angel investor, Mike is a founding member of NTAN and served for several years as Chairman. He is currently a director for several early stage companies. Previously Mike spent a 28 year career with Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) in Dallas, TX eventually serving for 5 years as Vice President – High Speed Communications Products.