As I sit down to write this – my second editor’s note for Biostart – I’m reminded that every venture must start somewhere. I think most people would agree that there’s nothing more terrifying than a blank screen. An empty notepad. A diary without any appointments. Anything new, be it this magazine or a biotech project begins…
Oxford is an inspiring place to live. Aside from the dreaming spires, famous alumni and culture of learning, it is home to an impressive number of biotech start-ups. Coupled with Cambridge and London, the number of start-ups in the area is booming.
I moved to Oxford, not for university like most do, but instead to work with scientists, helping them disseminate their knowledge, first through academic publishing and later in the conference industry. It’s been my pleasure to meet with scientists from all over the world, not just from the UK, but from across Europe, North America and Asia to find out not only what excites them about the future of the industry, but to discuss…
Over the past decade of running conferences in biotechnology, we’ve seen first-hand the impact start-up companies have in the industry. We’ve noticed over the past few years that there’s a real gap in the market for good, quality advice for those moving from academia to industry, and so we are excited to be launching Biostart: the free, online magazine for CXOs looking to develop their biotech business.
Biostart will offer practical advice and insights into the industry and what it takes to move from basic science to running a successful company.
We are looking for contributors in the following areas to share their experience and knowledge:
Practical skills (such as selling and networking)
Personal development (how to lead a team, staff recruitment, etc).
If you would be interested in writing on one of these topics or have an idea for something different, we’d love to hear from you. Contact our editor at email@example.com.