About Us

Over the past decade of working in biotechnology, we’ve seen first hand the impact start-up companies have in the industry. We’ve noticed that there’s a real gap in the market for good, quality advice for those moving from academia to industry, so if you are a CXO looking to develop your biotech business, then look no further. Want to write for us? We’d love to hear from you.

Jane Williams



After several years working for science and medical presses including Oxford University Press, where she oversaw the marketing for the popular Oxford Medical Handbooks series, she then created a content sharing programme for an international series of life science conferences. Jane founded Biostart to combine her passion for ideas and education with her knowledge of the fast-moving biotech industry.

William Baird

Managing Director


William spent 10 years in sales and marketing before, in 2007, he took on a role to run the UK operations of a European body whose brief was to build links between businesses in Western Europe and the old Eastern bloc. In 2009 he founded Global Engage, a life science focussed conference company. Biostart grew out of his experience with the biotech sector and his interest in the changing methods of network building, communication and learning.