From scientist to entrepreneur in the Biotechnology and HealthTech sector
|Dates:||18 April 2023|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Masood Entrepreneurship Centre|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
This guest lecture showcases the entrepreneurial journey from converting possibilities into opportunities, evaluating risk, forming partnerships and exiting via buy-outs and acquisitions, and highlights how key learnings at each stage were implemented for the next. It seeks to enlighten aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers and managers, the steep learning curve and complexities of the sector. The talk will highlight the fundamental importance of timing for entrepreneurial ventures, coupled with mobilising and motivating teams when riddled with challenges, obstacles and hurdles.
Bhavika Patel is currently Global Business Development Director at Yourgene Health and before that served as the Technical Director. She brings a wealth of experience in both managerial and technical roles across drug discovery, clinical diagnostics and consumer healthcare. Having worked at various industry majors including AstraZeneca, Hologic and PPD, Bhavika went on to co-found two start-ups in parallel, Ex5 Genomics and The Genome Store. Ex5 Genomics offering genomics testing services to researchers, healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies was acquired by Yourgene Health. The Genome Store providing home administered testing services was acquired by MyHealthChecked. Bhavika is an alumnus of the University of Manchester, having graduated in 2009 with a BSc in Biomedical sciences.
Travel and Contact Information
Aliiance Manchester Business School
Booth Street West