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Made in Chile

Made in Chile

Chile has this bad habit of being in the news solely for terrible reasons. Take September 2015: an 8.4 earthquake hits the country and is followed by around a thousand aftershocks. But among the pictures of fallen houses and coastal damages and the half-sad, half-numb resignation that proceeds them there was good news: the apparition …

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Biotech investment panorama in Chile

Biotech investment panorama in Chile

The “Chilecon Valley” bubble is a weird one. Four years ago, people wrinkled their nose at you when you called yourself an entrepreneur. Today, they treat you like a rockstar and maybe even throw money at your face – especially if you’re a foreign entrepreneur coming to the country. There is an oversupply of tools, …

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To MBA or not to MBA: is that the question?

To MBA or not to MBA: is that the question?

“What kind of CEO do you want to be?” That question still rings in my head. It came after a meeting with a CEO that I’d attended with my dad, one in a string of meetings to match small biotech and health tech companies with potential investors. My dad, an investor, was letting me flex …

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Collaborate, not compete

Collaborate, not compete

Collaboration seems to be the last thing on the mind of bioentrepreneurs. This is based on personal experience as well as feedback from my fellow entrepreneur friends. It is quite disappointing and interesting as the same time, as to why most prefer to compete, and not collaborate. Historically and traditionally, ecosystems can be built and …

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Why Every Life Science CEO Needs a Leadership Coach

Why Every Life Science CEO Needs a Leadership Coach

The biggest graduation for an academic researcher comes without diplomas or Latin superlatives, caps or gowns. It’s the leap from academia to business, the shepherding of our beloved ideas and inventions out of the known world of the lab and into the strange land of the marketplace. It’s a bigger jump than any researcher imagines. …

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