David Helmer


David Helmer is a serial entrepreneur with 40 years of experience in international companies and organizations. He is the co-founder and owner of Helmer Scientific, an advanced manufacturing medical and laboratory equipment company with distribution in 130 countries. ​

David is also co-founder and COO of Global Transact, which specializes in financing international trade in developing economies. He is co-founder and president of Center for Global Sports, an East African-based international sports consulting and management company and co-founder of Bigger Future, a development and investment company in Rwanda. He is also a partner, advisor and investor with VisionTech Partners, which has the most active angel investing network in the Midwest with more than 40 portfolio companies and some $20 million in invested capital.

David serves on the board of Sagamore Institute and has previously served as executive director for multiple international humanitarian organizations. He earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.