The Biotech Startups Podcast

A podcast for scientist-entrepreneurs. Brought to you by Excedr.

Leaders in the life sciences join us in each episode, providing valuable insights into the world of biotechnology. New episodes released each week.

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Hear Founder Stories & Learn About the Business of Science

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The Biotech Startups Podcast publishes new episodes weekly, featuring a wide range of scientific leaders and experts, including scientists, professors, long-time company operators, founders and serial entrepreneurs, and biotech investors.

Hear about the challenges and triumphs of running a biotech startup in each episode and gain actionable insight into navigating the life sciences industry, as we explore the business of science, from pre-seed to IPO.

Latest Episodes

Mark Kotter - - Part 2

Navigating Between the Clinical & Research Worlds | Lessons in Combining Different Fields | The Evolution of Cell Therapies | Transitioning from Academia to Entrepreneurship

Mark Kotter - - Part 1

Childhood Experiences in Different Countries | Overcoming Dyslexia & Developing Math Skills | Pivoting His Career to Science and Medicine | Facilitating Curiosity Via Research & Lab Experiences

Quin Wills - Ochre Bio - Part 4

Quin’s Journey Through Y Combinator | The Role of Empathy in Team Dynamics | Adapting in a Shifting Biotech Industry | Ochre Bio’s Fundraising Journey & Future Plans

Quin Wills - Ochre Bio - Part 3

University of Oxford’s Single Cell Consortium | The Pitfalls of Californian Entrepreneurships | Dinner Table Origins of Ochre Bio | The Laws that Guide Ochre Bio

Quin Wills - Ochre Bio - Part 2

Pursuing Dual Masters at Oxford & Cambridge | Moving from Genomics to RNA Research | Balancing Academia & Entrepreneurship | The Challenges of Product-Market Fit in Biotech

Quin Wills - Ochre Bio - Part 1

Childhood Moments in Johannesburg | A Passion for Science Grows with an Evolving Society | Academic Experience in Biology and Genetics | Exposure to Bioinformatics and Big Data

Grant Aarons - FabricNano - Part 3

Meeting His Co-Founder at Entrepreneur First | Importance of Sales to the Scientific Community | Disrupting the Petrochemical Industry | The Dark Horse of Biology, Synthetic Biology

Grant Aarons - FabricNano - Part 2

The Defensibility of Software Companies | Studying Econometrics at London Business School | Joining Entrepreneur First | Becoming a Biotech Startup CEO & Navigating the Startup Journey

About The Biotech Startups Podcast

The life sciences industry has evolved significantly since its inception, shaping different ways people conduct, fund, and commercialize promising science and technology.

The many iterations of success and failure have produced countless journeys from discovery to IPO, supporting the idiosyncratic nature of building a biotech around something innovative.

More and more researchers make the change from academia to industry, fostering a new generation of entrepreneurs interested in bringing innovative products to market. We created the Biotech Startups podcast to support this new generation of founders.

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Jon Chee
CEO & Podcast Host
Jon graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Molecular Toxicology and founded Excedr in the labs on campus. As host, he takes a closer look at the notoriously demanding life science industry.
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