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Free Event! Overcoming Challenges starting a Life Sciences Company

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Not unlike any start up, a Life Science start up has challenges that include raising capital, building strategic partnerships, recruiting, motivating and retaining top scientific talent and compliance with regulatory bodies and commercialization. Yet, consider the following: It typically takes 10-15 years and a $1B (that's B for a billion) to get a drug on the market. The medical device market is a 5 -sided market that includes the patient, physician, provider, payer and regulator. Yes, starting a Life Science business is a daunting task, to say the least, and comes with its unique challenges. Lucky for us, we are in Boston, the biotech hub and the slew of Life Science IPOs lately reassures that starting a life science company and growing it to its greatness is worth every bit of our passion and time.

Raising Money from CrowdFunding

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Early stage entrepreneurs face long odds seeking funding from angels or VCs. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in new methods of online financing and " crowdfundng" as a new means to bridge the funding gap. Crowdfunding is a means of raising capital through numerous small donors from the public often online, rather than working privately to raise large amounts from a small number of wealthy donors. Our May meeting will explore crowdfunding from two separate approaches, with the focus of the meeting on the second approach – equity or securities-based crowdfunding.