Testimonial

Tanmoy Ganguly of Momenta Pharmaceuticals

Sr. Director, Research, Momenta Pharmaceuticals
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I came back with armed with both how to develop new ideas into projects, do better diligence on business opportunities, and better preparation on FDA interactions.

I had the privilege of attending the last IBE course and I would highly recommend it for anyone who has the biotech entrepreneurial bug-whether you want to go out on your own or pitch ideas/project in your current job.

The course is both intense and fun - a mix of lectures by "real entrepreneurs/original thinkers/business builders" talking about the pieces required such as building high performing team based on skills as well as behavioral profiles, setting up partnership agreement, how and what to do in market research, legal and regulatory issues (yes, there is more than having a good idea) and actively developing a business plan/pitch to be presented and critiqued by a panel of experts/ peers at the tail end. The sessions are run very well (lots of real world examples), plenty of opportunities to ask questions, get feedback and network with participants and course conductors. Lot of this is what you would get in business school but condensed into a boot camp for three days! I would highly recommend participants to take on building a business plan on an idea they have - a good way to flesh out the merits of your ideas, solicit feedback from peers and people who have done this before, learn to keep polishing the ideas and the list goes on and on. I came back with armed with both how to develop new ideas into projects, do better diligence on business opportunities, and better preparation on FDA interactions.Great course, wish I had this earlier in my biotech career. Several of my reports are signing up as part of training to help with career development.