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Building Out the Biotech Team for Investment & Development Success

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

An early challenge for many startup biotechs is assembling the right team, which may or may not include full-time staff, part-time staff, advisors/consultants, service providers, and a board of directors beyond the founders of the company. One of the key factors for success and the ability to raise the necessary capital is assembling the right team members at the right time to enable both development success and sufficient financial returns on early capital. Company founders must attract the right talent to bring into the company in order to ensure investor confidence or, alternatively, establish an appropriate hybrid or virtual model in partnership with the right advisors, collaborators, or active board members to ensure success. As the company advances its program, its needs for talent and domain expertise will evolve and grow depending on the specific technology and stage of development. Prioritizing the appropriate expertise needed through the evolution of your startup is critical to attract the right capital and instill investor confidence in the ability to execute on the company’s goals.

This webinar, part of the Entrepreneurs’ Startup Manual Webinar Series, will bring together experienced biotech executives with expertise on starting companies and advancing clinical programs to offer advice, guidance, and examples of what works and what doesn’t. We’ll discuss how and whom to recruit, how to best utilize consultants, advisors, and board members, along with other key staffing considerations.


  • Donna LaVoie (Moderator) – President & CEO, LaVoieHealthScience
  • Chris Garabedian – Chairman & CEO, Xontogeny
  • Chris Robinson – Vice President, Recruiting, Third Rock Ventures
  • Daphne Zohar – Founder & CEO, PureTech Health

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