Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Business Courier.
Written by Barrett J. Brunsman.
When he’s not busy launching health care companies, Mike Hooven drives a race car in Porsche Club of America events. His car has a stock 3.4-liter engine, but everything else about the Porsche Cayman Interseries is modified for the track. The preparation he makes for race day is similar to what’s underway now at his latest startup, medical device maker Enable Injections, where Hooven is CEO.
“I’ve been on the track close to 1,000 times,” Hooven said. At Evendale-based Enable Injections, “we’re still in the shop. What you want to do is put together a machine that you know is absolutely reliable – because you depend on it.
“You don’t want to be thinking while you’re on the track, ‘Gee, what’s that noise on the right rear that I just heard?’” said Hooven, who earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s in mechanical engineering. “You want to be concentrating on the competition.”
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Originally published October 6, 2017.