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December 2015

1 of 7 Common Entrepreneur Mistakes: Unclear Goals

By | December 27th, 2015|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , |

This is the first in a series of seven common entrepreneurial mistakes, and how to fix them.  Although the context will be biotech entrepreneurs, these principles apply to all entrepreneurs. One of the most critical mistakes entrepreneurs make, is not [...]

November 2015

7 Common Mistakes of Entrepreneurs and How to Fix Them

By | November 14th, 2015|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Most entrepreneurs start out with great optimism because they perceive in their minds a visionary product or service that could revolutionize some facet of work, life, industry or medicine. First time entrepreneurs embark on this journey with lots of energy and motivation that propels them to step [...]

August 2014

How to Develop a PowerPoint Pitch Deck for Biotech Investor Presentations

By | August 4th, 2014|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , |

or...“How to persuade individuals who have money—to share some with you” Continuous Flow of Capital is Vital Few issues are more important to start-up and development-stage biotechnology companies than maintaining a continuous flow of capital—if you hope to advance the [...]

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April 2012

The Benefit of Biotechnology Experience

By | April 23rd, 2012|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , , |

When venture capitalist Robert Swanson, and biochemist Dr. Herb Boyer each put in $500 to start Genentech in 1976, it could hardly be said that they knew what they were getting into, or how they were going to make their company successful. [...]

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April 2011

Can I Start a Company and Still Remain an Academic Professor or Physician?

By | April 4th, 2011|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , , |

You may be a Professor or Practicing Physician at a University or Research Institution and ask the question “How can I start a biotech company if I don’t really want to run it?” Don’t worry! You don’t have to be [...]

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August 2010

How Much is Your Company REALLY Worth?

By | August 2nd, 2010|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , , |

Determining Valuation for Early and Latter Development-Stage Biotechnology Companies – All biotech entrepreneurs at some point must address the question “how much is your company worth?” The answer determines the slice of equity for yourself, employees, and current and future [...]

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July 2010

How Does an Entrepreneur Find Venture Capital For Their Business?

By | July 9th, 2010|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , , |

The lifeblood of a young biotech company is cash. Without capital, the greatest of ideas get nowhere.  The biotech entrepreneur must successfully identify and access consistent sources of capital over the life of their organization in order to transform their [...]

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May 2010

The Biotech Industry is Finally Profitable! So What Does That Mean?

By | May 2nd, 2010|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , , |

A recent report from Ernst and Young acclaimed that the biotechnology industry finally reached profitability for the first time in history with a net income of $3.9 billion in 2009 (Beyond Borders: Global Biotechnology Report 2010). This is a significant [...]

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