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May 2016

Entrepreneurial Mistakes 4 of 7: Failing to Leverage Untapped Human Capital Resources

By | May 29th, 2016|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , |

This is the fourth 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. A fourth common mistake of entrepreneurs is that they have untapped [...]

January 2016

3 of 7 Common Entrepreneur Mistakes: Poorly Planned and Conflicting Agreements

By | January 9th, 2016|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , , |

This is the third 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. A third common mistake of entrepreneurs is that as they [...]

2 of 7 Common Entrepreneur Mistakes: Misaligned Technology with Market Need

By | January 9th, 2016|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , |

This is a series of seven common entrepreneur mistakes, and how to fix them. The context will be biotech entrepreneurs, however these principles can apply to entrepreneurs in any industry. Most successful products today are enabled by some novel technology [...]

August 2014

How to Evaluate a Medical Technology Product Idea

By | August 30th, 2014|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , |

Assessing a Medical Product Technology: How to Know if an Idea is Worth Building a Company Around? The vast majority of all commercially successful medical device, therapeutic, diagnostic and biologic products arise from discoveries that can be traced back to [...]

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

BioEntrepreneur: Why You Need A Lawyer?

By | August 31st, 2010|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , |

What is the first thing a biotech entrepreneur should do when thinking about formally starting their company??? One of the first things is to talk with an experienced attorney who has worked with start-up biotechnology companies.  Too many entrepreneurs say they [...]

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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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