Episode 33: A Biotech Startup’s Journey Through Business Plan Competition Battlefields

Episode 33: A Biotech Startup’s Journey Through Business Plan Competition Battlefields (Kalen Hall, PhD, and Leo Williams, PhD)

In this enlightening episode, we welcome back Kalen Hall, PhD, and Leo Williams, PhD, the dynamic duo from the startup Informuta. They join our new host, Nick Pashos, PhD, to peel back the layers on what it’s like to compete in the high-stakes arena of pitch competitions, with a special focus on their experiences at the Rice Business Plan Competition.

Whether you’re part of a startup considering the leap into the competitive landscape of business plan competitions or an investor keen on discovering groundbreaking ventures like Informuta, this episode is packed with valuable insights.

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Highlights of the Episode Include:

  • Insider Experiences: Kalen and Leo recount the rollercoaster ride of emotions and adrenaline at the Rice Business Plan Competition, offering a candid look at the challenges and triumphs.
  • Strategies for Success: Learn the strategies that helped Informuta stand out in a crowded field of innovators and how they prepared to pitch to a discerning audience of investors.
  • Advice for Startups: Gain practical, actionable advice for startups thinking about entering business plan competitions, from initial preparation to final execution.
  • The Investor’s Perspective: Discover what investors are looking for in startup pitches and how they determine which ventures to back.

Resource Links:

Connect with Kalen Hall, PhD and Leo Williams, PhD.

Learn about Informuta and the Rice Business Plan Competition.

Connect with Nick Pashos, PhD.

Learn about Tulane Medicine Business Development and the School of Medicine.

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