Bench to Community Seminar - Series 2, Session 4: Building Your Startup Team
From Laura Osborne
Building a successful company requires expanding expertise beyond scientific research experience. Typical additional resources are required to address market analysis, accounting/finance, design for scale-up manufacturing, regulatory advice, and distribution strategy to access your potential customer. Attendees will learn about key factors in creating and managing a business development team vs. a research-focused team.
Key expertise required on a business start-up team
Hiring planning and timing for resource development
Networking, mentors, and evaluating advice/input
Options: hiring employees, using outside consultants, non-paid partners (stock owners), your investors as mentors
Positives for team development and cautions