Life Science & Healthcare Founders Fireside Chat with Greg Erman

5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Virtual Event via Zoom

Update on COVID-19: The Harvard Innovation Labs has always been a hub for inventive thinking. All our programming and events will continue virtually. We will email Zoom information after you register.

Overview: Please join us for our third Fireside Founder Chat with Greg Erman, President & CEO of EmpiraMed. Greg and the i-lab’s Mike Fenn will be discussing lessons learned in building a company from scratch – successes and failures. Greg will drill-down into how to build a great team “without gaps or overlaps,” recruiting world class talent when you don’t have any money, and aligning academic researchers/IP to commercial unmet needs. Greg will also touch on developing team “partnership agreements” in lieu of salary and using that as an “IOU” to VCs.

Speaker: Greg Erman, CEO & President, EmpiraMed

Speaker Bio: Greg has a deep track record as a serial entrepreneur, having worked on the commercialization of over 250 academic research projects at Harvard and MIT as well as serving as an EIR for Partners Healthcare and Harvard Wyss Institute. He built 6 companies from scratch himself, 3 of them directly out of academic research centers, raised over $100M in venture capital, sold 3 of his businesses to large companies, and ran the Allied Minds Life Science Portfolio, a publicly traded academic research incubator.

Greg is a present/past member of several syndicated angel groups including Launchpad, Sky Ventures, and Boston Harbor Angels. Currently, he serves as the President & CEO of EmpiraMed, which has developed a novel virtual trial platform to generate Real World Evidence for the Life Science Industry. Greg bootstrapped EmpiraMed from an idea in 2011 to profitability with zero equity financing. Greg serves as a mentor, advisor, and judge for a number of entrepreneurial initiatives and accelerator programs, including MassChallenge, MassConnect, MIT, and Harvard Medical School’s HIC program. Greg is also available for office hours at i-Lab, with his first office hours slot opening on April 16th. View his full biography and office hours sign-up here.

Life Science & Healthcare Founders Fireside Chat with Greg Erman
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