London, 7-9 Oct 2019

3 day Masterclass

Biotech Startup



This course is designed to help those aspiring to set up their own life sciences company to avoid common pitfalls. The trainer will force you to ask the right questions and challenge your plan, to help delegates recognise the risks, increase chances of success and enhance return on investment.

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develop new skills

Get to grips with preparing your company for funding and creating an investor pitch

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gain strategic advantage

Discover how to build a discounted cash flow model and how to use it in licensing discussions

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be inspired

Gain confidence in negotiating commercial terms and boosting your leadership skills


This course provides perspective on the evolving landscape of biotechnology from the standpoint of new entrepreneurial companies. It focuses on changes and challenges in the industry, and opportunities for new entrants. The course is appropriate for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the biotechnology industry and the many entrepreneurial opportunities that the industry provides.



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In just 3 days you will:

  • Get up to date with developments and opportunities in the biotech sector
  • Learn how to turn a good idea into a real business opportunity
  • Understand how to avoid common pitfalls in the start-up environment
  • Discover the various funding options available
  • Get to grips with operational strategy considerations in the biotech sector
  • Find out about business development and licensing strategies
  • Master the principles of negotiating a deal with Big Pharma
  • Finesse your people management skills
  • Look at the role and importance of leadership in a biotech company

Meet your instructor

Dr Simon Bennett is an independent consultant and registered Growth Coach with over twenty years of industry experience. He mentors and advises early-stage businesses and management teams, and has senior management experience from start-up through to IPO and trade sale, with responsibilities covering all aspects of business and corporate development. His experience spans bio-pharma, biotech, genomics and specialty pharma, as well as web 2.0.
Simon currently manages a portfolio of around ten companies and is a board director of MitoDys Therapeutics and Xobaderm, until its recent acquisition by FTSE 100 Informa plc, was a non-executive director of colwiz. He is currently advising and providing business development support to several companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Oxford Pharmacience, Beijing Tide Pharma and Xobaderm. He has been involved in over 70 commercial deals globally, with both Big Pharma and biotech companies. Simon is a trainer and runs a series of basic and advanced courses in Bio-Pharma Business Development, Biotech Deal Negotiating and Bio-entrepreneurship in Europe, North America, Russia/CIS, Latin America, Middle East and Asia.

Organisations that will benefit:

  • Early Stage Biotech Companies
  • Early Stage Pharma Companies
  • Investors

Who will attend:

  • Business Development & Licensing
  • Sales Executives

Course Agenda

  • The Big Picture
  • Speed Networking
  • Setting the scene
  • Individual Exercise
  • Getting started
  • Preparing the company for funding
  • Team Exercise
  • Implementation
  • Operational Strategy
  • HR Strategy
  • Exercise In Preparation for Day 3: create and build a simple discounted cash flow model
  • Business development strategy
  • Licensing strategy
  • Team Exercise: Role playing negotiations
  • After the deal
  • Communications strategy
  • Leadership development
  • Wrap Up

For further information please call: +44 (0)207 092 1045

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  • “The depth and knowledge of my trainer was extremely impressive. In 3 days I have had, without a doubt, a masterclass on the industry. Truly world class.”

    - Gordon Dowall Potter, Past Delegate

  • “Well worth 3 days of study!”

    - Syed Hamza, Past Delegate

  • “The training was excellent! I give it a 10 and will get my trainer's support for my next challenges.”

    - Head of Partnerships & Customer Loyalty at Avis Budget, Past Delegate

  • “Extremely constructive course with a very good dynamic and passionate trainer.”

    - Managing Director at BNP Paribas, Past Delegate

  • “Impressive and cooperative trainer who wanted to make sure the delegates understood.”

    - Budgeting, Planning & Reporting Manager, Past Delegate


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