Singapore, 4-6 Dec 2019

3 day Masterclass

Bio Entrepreneurship



This three day course is aimed at budding entrepreneurs, from postgraduates to seasoned academics who want to gain a thorough understanding of how to go about getting your company funded.

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learn in depth

Understand how to go about getting your company funded

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address key challenges

Look at the main attributes required for biotech leadership

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seize opportunities

Learn how to turn a good idea into a real business opportunity


The three day Masterclass in Entrepreneurship in Biotech is an interactive course focused on how to set up a biotech company from scratch, exploring the do's and don'ts, drawing on a combination of real-life, personal experience and case studies.

Over the three days and working in teams, you will develop your skills from preparing an investor pitch and raising equity funding, to building models and negotiating a deal with Big Pharma.


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In just 3 days you will:

  • Find out how to define the market opportunity
  • Learn how to turn a good idea into a real business opportunity
  • Understand how to protect intellectual property
  • Look at how much to raise and when, as well as how to value your business
  • Discover when it’s the right time, when you’re ready and how to pitch to potential investors
  • Get to grips with operational strategy in the life sciences sector
  • Learn how to align scientific, operational and commercial objectives, plus how to improve efficiency
  • Master people management skills
  • Consider the relative merits of building a team versus outsourcing, as well as looking at the importance of communication
  • Find out about business development, routes to exploitation and licensing strategy
  • Look at the role of the leader in a biotech company
  • Consider the role of the CEO and look at mentoring and coaching

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:

  • Biotech Companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Life Science Consultants
  • Investors & Banks
  • Hedge Funds & Private Equity
  • Suppliers
  • Law Firms

Who will attend:

  • C-Level Executives: CEO, COO, CFO
  • Researchers & Scientists
  • Business Heads & Advisors
  • Investor Relations
  • Business Development & Sales
  • Marketing

Course Agenda

  • The Big Picture
  • Speed Networking
  • What is entrepreneurship?
  • Team Exercise
  • Turning a good idea into a real business opportunity
  • The importance of protecting intellectual property
  • Case Study
  • Setting up a Company
  • Team Exercise
  • Funding Strategy 1: Preparing the company for funding
  • Funding Strategy 2: Raising the funds
  • Team Exercise
  • Early-stage operational strategy considerations
  • Case Studies
  • Business Planning and business plans
  • Team Exercise in preparation for Day 3
  • Business development strategy
  • Licensing strategy
  • Team Exercise: Using discounted cash flow models in deal negotiations
  • After the deal – alliance management strategy
  • Leadership development
  • Team Exercise – Preparation of Investor Pitches
  • Investor Pitches
  • Wrap & Feedback

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


We can come to you too! If you have a team of six or more, why not hold a private course? Our experts come to you and the course is tailored to your requirements.

Call +44 (0)20 7092 1045 (United Kingdom)
or (Asia Pacific)
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