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6 Things you Need to Build a Successful Biotech or Medical Device Startup

October 24, 2015, 8:49 PM | Posted By: Greg Bullock

Not surprisingly, traditional software-as-a-service (SaaS) or app development companies are dramatically different when compared to a biotech or medical device startup. From goals to challenges to funding, the development and commercialization of bio and medical technologies requires a unique support structure in order to be successful, and these are the six ingredients that repeat across top-notch bio companies.

Topics: Running a Successful Business, medtech entrepreneurs, biotech startup

Why Synapse Achieved What a Startup Weekend Could Not for Medtech Entrepreneurs

September 21, 2015, 11:06 AM | Posted By: Greg Bullock

The closing social for MediCoventuresā€™ Synapse Workshop was a resounding testimonial to the progress made by five medical entrepreneurs over the course of just 3 days. The participants raved about the tremendous support they received during the workshop in helping advance their startup aspirations. On paper, Synapse sounded much like a Startup Weekend - helping people derive a business model and product or prototype and ultimately launch a company. But here are the reasons why it accomplished much more than a typical Startup Weekend ever could.

Topics: medical device commercialization, medtech entrepreneurs, synapse