How to Build, Lead, and Motivate a Winning Team and Enlist Partners!

9:00 am — 10:30 am
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Virtual Event via Zoom

How can you effectively build, lead and motivate winning teams to drive successful innovation? We’ll review examples of organizational build-out plans, how to determine what capabilities you need to have in place over the life of your venture, and whether to access these through full-time hires, contractors, advisors or partners. We’ll also explore how to attract the right partners and different types of collaborations.

Speaker: Troy Norris, MBA

About the Speaker:

Troy Norris focuses on innovation strategy, transactions and new product commercialization to drive growth and value for life sciences companies and their investors. As global leader of Locust Walk’s Strategy and Analytics practice, Troy advises clients on portfolio and partnering strategy. As Managing Director of Valamont Advisors, Troy acts as an independent business strategy advisor. Having held senior positions in the life sciences practices of leading strategy consulting firms such as McKinsey, L.E.K. and EY-Parthenon, Troy has advised each of the top pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and more than 125 other therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device and digital health innovators.

Troy was previously Vice President of Corporate Development for Biogen Idec, and earlier led Biogen’s R&D investment prioritization process. Troy also led Business Development for three new ventures. He began his career with Astra USA where he led Clinical Operations, Finance and Planning. Troy received a BA in biochemistry from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Troy serves as an Innovation Fellow with Harvard Innovation Labs, as a member of MassBio’s Academic Initiatives Steering Committee, and a mentor to entrepreneur founders via HiLabs and MassConnect.


This session is for team members participating in the i-lab’s Venture Program. Registration is available via the i-lab portal (click below) or through the program calendar. If you are a Harvard affiliate who would like to join this session or if you don’t have access to the i-lab portal, please email

Register here:

How to Build, Lead, and Motivate a Winning Team and Enlist Partners!
Share This