For First-Time Entrepreneurs, Knowledge Makes or Breaks the Business

November 29, 2012

Pepper Hamilton and MassBio present Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Boston, MA — November 27, 2012 — More than 65 percent of businesses fail.  In order for first-time entrepreneurs to transform their start-ups into viable companies, they must understand all components of the start-up process, from market analysis to securing capital and hiring the right talent.

In order to assist the scientific and academic community in filling the knowledge gap, Pepper Hamilton and MassBio are sponsoring a one-day boot camp featuring speakers from successful start-up companies as well as Pepper Hamilton attorneys Lana Gladstein, Steve London and Greg Williams. Topics will include:

  • Assessment and qualifications of technologies to be considered a start-up
  • How to develop an effective IP strategy
  • Understanding the requirements of all involved stakeholders
  • How to oversee the essential components of the capital raising and commercialization process

The Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp will take place on Friday, November 30, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at MassBio (300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA).




About Pepper Hamilton
Pepper Hamilton LLP ( is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.

About MassBio
MassBio (, a not-for-profit organization that represents and provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry, is the nation's oldest biotechnology trade association. Founded in 1985, MassBio is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide. Representing over 600 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, research hospitals, and service organizations involved in life sciences and health care, MassBio works to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs and events, industry information, and services.


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