Posts tagged “N.C. Biotech Center”
Opinion: It wasn't long ago that age was equated with knowledge. The apprentice learned from the master and the disciple from the guru. Older workers earned higher salaries because of their experience. Even today, we feel more comfortable with doctors, airline pilots, and Presidents who have grey hair. Yet older workers in many industries can't even get interviews. Whether it is in computer programming or entrepreneurship, older workers have many advantages - they still are the experts.
A delegation from Genome Valley, India's largest biotech cluster, visited Research Triangle Park hoping to learn from RTP's model turning research into entrepreneurship.
As India's Genome Valley looks to reinvent itself as a biotechnology community, it is again looking at RTP for guidance.
Life science companies looking to hire in North Carolina and individuals seeking employment have a new resource to use: the N.C. Life Sciences Talent Community.
Opinion: The harsh reality is that if you are middle-aged, write computer code for a living, and earn a six-figure salary, you're headed for the unemployment lines. Your market value declines as you age and it becomes harder and harder to get a job.
Norris Tolson, a veteran legislator and the de facto leader of North Carolina's life science industry as CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, is engaged in what is most likely the biggest fight of his political life: Trying to head off a 60 percent slashing of the Biotech Center's budget by Gov. Pat McCrory.
Panelists at Nanotech Commercialization conference point out that too often, entrepreneurs ignore the basics, such as determining specifically how their company is going to make money. "Developing a marketing plan is just as important as developing research and development," says one executive.
Biobanks are just one of the high-value ways that non-profit disease-fighting foundations showed Southeast Venture Philanthropy Summit attendees they are helping academic researchers and bioscience companies get the job done.
Opinion: My Wall Street Journal article about why I discourage students who want to become entrepreneurs from doing an MBA provoked a far stronger reaction than I expected. The vast majority of the emails and comments were in agreement -- including from business-school professors. What shocked me were the angry online comments, Tweets, and emails from a few MBA students--because of their lack of professionalism. So it is clear that this issue is highly contentious.
Opinion: I used to call Silicon Valley the world's greatest meritocracy. I was wrong. There is no meritocracy when it comes to the inclusion of women. But that could change.
The first Southeast Venture Philanthropy Summit will bring some 200 leaders of regional life science companies and national disease foundations to Chapel Hill April 3 and 4 to explore alliances bearing new opportunities.