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Fundraising Workshops - Life Science Nation
Presenter: Dennis Ford, Founder & CEO, Life Science Nation
Moderator: Dennis Ford, Founder & CEO, Life Science Nation
The panel below is run and organized by Dennis Ford
and recruits an additional 4 panelists to partake in the panel discussions.
Cliff Pavlovic DOT Com » Life science incubators often fail to help start-ups travel â€œthe last three feetâ€�
"At the end of the day, life science incubators teach start-ups everything they need to do to launch and succeed, without teaching them just how to do it. (Dennis) Ford (founder of Life Science Nation) calls this void 'the last three feet,' or understanding how to put a tactical fundraising campaign together that connects the entrepreneurs with the right investors, has them meet the investors, and successfully secures funding."
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Life science incubators often fail to help start-ups travel "the last three feet" - Tech Transfer e-News - Tech Transfer Central
In his recent blog post, Dennis Ford, founder of Life Science Nation, questions whether or not life science incubators deliver on their promise
"The JLABS event will provide a ...
"The JLABS event will provide a great venue for scientist-entrepreneurs and investors to get some additional networking time," said Dennis Ford, CEO, LSN.
"It can be overwhelming, and we absolutely love that aspect," said Dennis Ford, founder and chief executive officer of Life Science Nation.
The LSN Story - Life Science Nation
Life Science Nation (LSN) was founded by Dennis Ford, CEO, in 2012 to bring a better sales and marketing awareness to the life science community.
LSN's goal is to educate scientists in the basic skills required to brand, message, and market their companies.
Before LSN, Dennis was the CEO of a company that pioneered a system for uncovering global institutional investors and gauging their appetite regarding investing in hedge funds, private equity funds, and venture capital (VC) funds.
The methodology used to capture and curate this valuable data was developed in part by a research team that would cold call and canvass these investors.
The team would conduct a one-on-one interview with each investor that uncovered any current investment mandates they had.
This allowed them to identify exactly where the capital was and specifically who had the mandate to deploy it.
After working with fundraisers in the alternative finance space for six years, Dennis wanted to bring his expertise to the life sciences and channel this fundraising experience toward the goal of moving science forward.
knew from his
experience in the alternatives field that many institutional investors and family offices were starting to withdraw capital from funds due to a decade of sub-par returns, initiating a trend of direct investment.
sought to create a match.com-like sourcing platform for the life sciences.
knew that he
needed not only current, accurate, and actionable information on both of the constituent groups who would use the platform, but also a home for the data he
had started to gather on early stage life science investors.
Launching Life Science Nation
needed to find a database to house the investor data he
had begun to curate and he
needed to find a source of data on global early stage Biotech, Medtech, HealthIT and Diagnostics companies.
spent six months searching the world for an existing, comprehensive life sciences company database based on a reliable architecture with a well-designed search ontology that facilitated quick easy search and ease of navigation based on the needs of users in the life science sector.
Dennis uncovered a strategic partner that fit these criteria in Venture Valuation (VV), owner of the Biotechgate database, in Zurich, Switzerland.
could add some significant value by helping to commercialize their platform in North America.
vision to the founders of Venture Valuation
and formed a strategic alliance, whereby LSN
would use the existing database in order to rapidly develop and house its LSN Investor Platform and resell the Biotechgate database as the LSN Company
Word got out that Dennis
was spinning up LSN
, and interested entrepreneurs began to inquire about the new entity.
re-connected with some former employees who were experts in the alternative institutional investor domain.
Dennis forged a relationship with the UMass Boston where he teaches an Entrepreneurship and Sales course.
Management Team - Life Science Nation
Founder & CEO
is an entrepreneur and author with expertise in sales, marketing, and business development.
has spent most of his
career launching new companies.
Over the last decade, he
has worked extensively with global alternative investors interested in high-growth early-stage technologies.
expertise encompasses using database subscription services to create business solutions and using the Internet to create an interactive dialog between buyers and sellers.
is a big proponent of using profiling and matching technology to find that all-important business fit in the marketing and selling process.
Before LSN, Dennis was the President and CEO of Brighton House Associates (BHA).
was launched in order to improve the way hedge fund and private equity fund managers raised capital and marketed their funds to investors.
is the author of The Peddler's Prerogative and The Fund Manager's Marketing Manifesto, two well-received sales and marketing books.
latest book is The Life Science Executive's Fundraising Manifesto.
Ford teaches Entrepreneurship Sales & Marketing to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Massachusetts Boston.