Building Biotechs

Recruitomics Consulting

From the ground floor to the C-Suite, Building Biotechs offers a behind-the-scenes look into the strategy that goes into launching and scaling successful biotech and life science companies. We talk with biotech executives, founders, HR leaders, and culture builders to learn how they think about growing companies with intention, and discuss the valuable lessons they’ve learned along the way. read less
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Navigating Frontier Technologies with Ben Hemani of Bison Ventures
5d ago
Navigating Frontier Technologies with Ben Hemani of Bison Ventures
In this episode, I sat down with Ben Hemani from Bison Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage frontier technology companies. We explore his background in environmental engineering and his transition into the venture capital world, driven by a passion for technology and sustainability. Ben elaborates on the interconnected areas Bison Ventures invests in, such as biotech, high-performance computing, and climate sustainability, emphasizing the critical role cross-pollination plays in innovation. We explore the nuances of assessing early-stage companies, focusing on the importance of founder teams, technical maturity, and long-term planning. Ben also shares insights on the current funding landscape and the strategic support Bison Ventures offers its portfolio companies.Get Ben's favorite book at the moment! Expecting Better (The ParentData Series Book 1) by Emily OsterLink In with Ben!Bison VenturesConnect with us!Link In with CarinaSubscribe here:AppleSpotifyGoogle PodcastRSS feedLearn more about Recruitomics ConsultingCheck out our reading listDownload our free startup resources guide to grow your biotech efficientlyIf you're on the job market, visit the Collaboratory Career Hub 00:00 Introduction to Ben Hemani and Bison Ventures00:34 Ben Hemani's Background and Career Path02:48 Transition into Venture Capital04:37 Overview of Bison Ventures06:13 Investment Strategies and Challenges14:49 Supporting Founding Teams19:11 Life Cycle of Portfolio Companies23:07 Current Trends and Future Prospects25:34 Day in the Life of a VC27:05 Personal Insights and Recommendations28:21 Conclusion and Contact Information
It Takes a Village to Raise a Biotech with Krisha Panchalingam, Director of Lab and Scientific Operations at Portal Innovations
Jun 5 2024
It Takes a Village to Raise a Biotech with Krisha Panchalingam, Director of Lab and Scientific Operations at Portal Innovations
This week I sat down with Krisha Panchalingham, Director of Lab and Scientific Operations at Portal Innovations. Krisha shares how she and her team support early-stage biotech companies through the operational intricacies of setting up labs, handling logistics, maintaining equipment, and complying with regulations. We also discuss the importance of vendor management, the role of external consultants, and the strategic partnerships required to efficiently run lab operations. Krisha also emphasizes the significance of mentorship and the strategic role of operational support in the success of biotech startups. We also discuss how Portal Innovations fosters a nurturing ecosystem for biotech startups, underscoring the balance between scientific discovery and operational excellence.Get Krisha's recommended book! A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail)Boston Globe: The promise of biotech jobs is coming to Boston’s neighborhoods - MassBioLink In with Krisha!Portal Innovations LLCConnect with us!Link In with CarinaSubscribe here:AppleSpotifyGoogle PodcastRSS feedLearn more about Recruitomics ConsultingCheck out our reading listDownload our free startup resources guide to grow your biotech efficientlyIf you're on the job market, visit the Collaboratory Career Hub 00:00 Introduction to Krisha Penchalingham and Portal Innovations00:57 Krisha's Journey: From Childhood to Biotech03:58 Role and Responsibilities at Portal Innovations04:24 Supporting Early-Stage Biotech Companies06:20 Challenges and Successes in Lab Operations07:47 Team Dynamics and Growth at Portal Innovations08:28 Expanding Ecosystems and Future Plans22:26 Mentorship and Career Advice27:31 Conclusion and Contact Information
How to Install a Recruiting Engine That Saves Time and Money with Carina Clingman, Founder and Principal of Recruitomics Consulting
May 29 2024
How to Install a Recruiting Engine That Saves Time and Money with Carina Clingman, Founder and Principal of Recruitomics Consulting
This week, Carina Clingman, PhD, Founder and Principal of Recruitomics Consulting, outlines an actionable 3-Step framework to simplify the recruitment process and hire top-quality talent. The discussion covers common challenges faced by small companies, such as desperation hiring and inefficiencies, and offers solutions like implementing applicant tracking systems (ATS), streamlining processes, and leveraging data-driven hiring. The episode also emphasizes the significance of proper training and compliance in conducting fair and effective interviews. Listeners will learn how to audit current processes, install a sustainable hiring engine, and ensure they attract and select the best talent, even on a limited budget.Connect with us!Link In with CarinaSubscribe here:AppleSpotifyGoogle PodcastRSS feedLearn more about Recruitomics ConsultingCheck out our reading listDownload our free startup resources guide to grow your biotech efficientlyIf you're on the job market, visit the Collaboratory Career Hub 00:00 Introduction: The Importance of Talent in Biotech00:54 Why Systems Matter in Talent Acquisition02:05 Common Challenges in Small Companies04:20 The Concept of Chicken Math in Startups07:58 Auditing Your Hiring Process09:31 Building a Sustainable Hiring Engine10:54 The Role of Applicant Tracking Systems19:08 The Importance of Training and Legalities24:31 Data-Driven Hiring Decisions31:42 Conclusion: Implementing Effective Hiring Strategies
Transforming Women's Health Through Innovation with Oriana Papin-Zoghbi, CEO and co-founder of AOA Dx
May 15 2024
Transforming Women's Health Through Innovation with Oriana Papin-Zoghbi, CEO and co-founder of AOA Dx
This week I chatted with Oriana Papin-Zoghbi, CEO and co-founder of AOA Dx. Oriana shares insights on the challenges of fundraising and the importance of building a network for startup success. She highlights her career shift from biochemistry to economics and international relations, finally leading to her involvement in women's health diagnostics. Oriana emphasizes the significance of finding one's passion for excelling in their field and the role of previous startup successes in her current venture. I also loved learning more about AOA Dx's mission to revolutionize women's health diagnostics, focusing on unmet needs such as early ovarian cancer detection through innovative biomarker research. Oriana highlights the impact of leadership, resilience, and the pursuit of innovation in healthcare.Get Oriana's recommended book! Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NikeLink In with Oriana!AOA DX – Early cancer detectionConnect with us!Link In with CarinaSubscribe here:AppleSpotifyGoogle PodcastRSS feedLearn more about Recruitomics ConsultingCheck out our reading listDownload our free startup resources guide to grow your biotech efficientlyIf you're on the job market, visit the Collaboratory Career Hub 00:00 Introduction to Oriana Papin-Zoghbi and AOA DX00:37 Oriana's Journey: From Aspiring Doctor to Women's Health Innovator04:06 Challenges and Triumphs in Women's Health Innovation07:38 The Founding of AOA DX: A Mission to Transform Women's Health07:57 Lessons Learned from Successful Exits and Setting Up AOA DX09:28 AOA DX's Vision and Mission: Advancing Women's Health Diagnostics12:57 Fundraising Journey: Overcoming Skepticism and Building Trust15:21 Leveraging Business Development Skills in Fundraising16:31 Y Combinator Experience and the Value of Community18:23 Advice for Aspiring Founders in Women's Health20:29 Future Plans for AOA DX and Personal Aspirations23:48 Oriana's Reading Recommendations and Closing Thoughts