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1 of 7 Common Entrepreneur Mistakes: Unclear Goals

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 clearly defining their goals at the outset, in terms of their business model and product development goals.  Investors [...]

By | December 27th, 2015|BioBlog|0 Comments

7 Common Mistakes of Entrepreneurs and How to Fix Them

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 out into this high-risk endeavor. However, most entrepreneurs are not aware of the "Unknown-Unknowns." These are [...]

By | November 14th, 2015|BioBlog|0 Comments

How to Develop a PowerPoint Pitch Deck for Biotech Investor Presentations

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 development of your product and market in an uninterrupted manner. The amount of capital you [...]

By | August 4th, 2014|BioBlog|Comments Off on How to Develop a PowerPoint Pitch Deck for Biotech Investor Presentations

The Benefit of Biotechnology Experience

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. Few biotechnology companies existed before, and there were no successful “biotechnology business models” to follow.  [...]

By | April 23rd, 2012|BioBlog|Comments Off on The Benefit of Biotechnology Experience

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

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 CEO in order to start your own biotech company.  In fact, it may not be [...]

By | April 4th, 2011|BioBlog|Comments Off on Can I Start a Company and Still Remain an Academic Professor or Physician?

How Much is Your Company REALLY Worth?

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 shareholders.  As a result, most BioEntrepreneurs tend to overvalue their company at the start-up and [...]

By | August 2nd, 2010|BioBlog|Comments Off on How Much is Your Company REALLY Worth?

How Does an Entrepreneur Find Venture Capital For Their Business?

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 ideas in to products.  During early development stages the entrepreneur should make use of Angel [...]

By | July 9th, 2010|BioBlog|Comments Off on How Does an Entrepreneur Find Venture Capital For Their Business?

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

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 milestone and welcome news!  However, to put this in perspective, Wal-Mart, General Electric and AT&T [...]

By | May 2nd, 2010|BioBlog|Comments Off on The Biotech Industry is Finally Profitable! So What Does That Mean?