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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 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 [...]

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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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

“Homey” Rules for Entrepreneurs The Biotech Industry is Finally Profitable!

By | May 17th, 2010|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , , , , |

Sometimes people make simple things complex.  However, most of the time we make complex things impossible.  George Whitesides has a knack for making complex things seem easy.  He is a professor of chemistry at Harvard and a serial entrepreneur. Whitesides [...]

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November 2009

What Are The Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs?

By | November 3rd, 2009|Categories: BioBlog|Tags: , |

WHAT IS IT... that propels some entrepreneurs to succeed and other to fail? Defining Success and Failure In order to talk about the traits of successful entrepreneurs, we must first start with a better understanding of “success” and “failure”. Success is often erroneously defined as—everything you do produces a favorable outcome. If “success” is equated with never having an idea that did not work, never having a business shut-down, or never encountering insurmountable product development problems, then there are very few successful entrepreneurs in this world, and it is near certain that you too will not be “successful”.

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