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This Will Save Us Years – Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences

[fa icon="calendar'] May 6, 2014 2:06:15 AM / by Robert posted in Business

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Part 1 of this post described the issues in the drug discovery.  Part 2 covered medical devices and digital health. Part 3  described what we’re going to do about it. This is post is a brief snapshot of our progress. Vitruvian is one of the 28 teams in the class. The team members are:
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Reinventing Life Science Startups – Evidence-based Entrepreneurship

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2014 8:03:39 AM / by Robert posted in Business

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What if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping Life Sciences startups build their companies more efficiently? We’re going to test this hypothesis by teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) this October at UCSF with a team of veteran venture capitalists.

Part 1 of this post described the issues in the drug discovery. Part 2 covered medical devices and digital health. This post describes what we’re going to do about it.  And why you ought to take this class. When I wrote Four Steps to the Epiphany and the Startup Owners Manual, I believed that Life Sciences startups didn’t need Customer Discovery. Heck how hard could it be?  You invent a cure for cancer and then figure out where to put the bags of money. (In fact, for oncology, with a successful clinical trial, this is the case.)

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Reinventing Life Science Startups – Medical Devices and Digital Health

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 15, 2014 7:57:16 AM / by Robert posted in Business

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What if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping Life Sciences startups build their companies more efficiently?

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Reinventing Life Science Startups – Therapeutics and Diagnostics

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 19, 2013 7:31:56 AM / by Robert posted in Business

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Since the 1990's, Steve Blank has been helping software companies all over the world innovate in how they build their companies. He's been doing this by teaching evidence based entrepreneurship, a framework where startups use hypotheses and experiments to validate their business models. We've been huge fans for a number of years and have applied many of his lessons to our company. Now over a series of posts, Steve has been outlining how to increase the success rate of life sciences startups. Over the next few weeks we'll be re-posting these here for you, with permission of course. Originally posted on August 19, 2013 by Steve Blank on steveblank.com

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