In 2003, Dr. Scott Rocklage joined the 5AM Ventures team and in 2004 he was promoted to Managing Partner. He has over 30 years experience in management in healthcare. His leadership abilities are phenomenal and that landed the FDA approval of three new drugs. They are Omniscan, Cubicin and Teslascan. Dr. Scott Rocklage has held several positions over the course of his career. He served on the board as Chairman and CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, and held numerous positions within the companies of Catalvtica and Salutar. Dr. Scott Rocklage actively is on the board as Chairman of Cidara, Rennovia, Epirus, Pulmatrix, and Kinestral. Dr. Rocklage has created or co-created more than 30 United States patents and over a 100 peer related publications. His office is located in Boston, MA.
He was interviewed by Ideamensch and it offered insight about his background and how the ideas of his business came to be. 5AM Ventures is his business that is based on science and life. For Dr. Rocklage, a typical day varies. Some of his days are spent researching untouched areas of life science and other days are spent working on his management portfolio. And when he’s not doing that, he is attending board meetings.
The ideas that become reality come from the people he works with. Dr. Rocklage works with various scientists, business executives, and physicians to help bring their ideas to life in areas where medical needs have not be touched or treated. One project that has captivated his interest is cancer treatments using mutations in different ways. He wants to save lives or extend patients that has been touched with cancer.
Organization keeps Dr. Rocklage on track with managing his time with the busy schedule he keeps on a daily basis. He was asked what would he change if he could start over again. Dr. Rocklage’s reply was to put more focus on more people. Team selection is imperative when starting a new company and what Scott knows.
Dr. Rocklage has offered advice to entrepreneurs out there and that is to not be afraid of risk-taking. That when you can control your future, you advance further than you would if you worked with an already established company. Stay true to what you can do well and don’t stray from your strengths. The best advice he can give the community is to read this classic book called “Good To Great“. This will help those on the outside understand performance and business.
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Mike Baur is one of the most successful Swiss businessmen and entrepreneur. He was born and brought up in Fribourg, Switzerland. Since his childhood, Mike was very much interested in banking job and finance. The passion in finance has been the main inspiration behind his huge success as a financial executive. He started his career by working in a private bank of Switzerland. He worked there for almost 20 years. His career had a big kick start when he worked at UBS, Switzerland. From USB, he worked hard and made his way successfully as a board member of a successful Swiss bank. He also worked at Clariden Leu. He quit his work in the private banks to give a boost to his start-up career.
Mike is an excellent example of a successful entrepreneur. He received his MBA degree from the University of Rochester, New York and Executive MBA degree from the University of Berne. In 2014, he founded the Swiss Startup Factory. He is currently the managing partner of Swiss Startup. Since the inception, the company has been growing by leaps and bounds. It is currently one of the most successful independent start-ups and privately started the first stage ICT startup accelerator.
Swiss Startup is based in Zurich, and its main aim is to attract thriving digital entrepreneurs. Till now Baur has been able to search for many successful entrepreneurial enterprises seeking for help and financial services. The most lucrative prospect about Baur’s company is the treasure trove of features which it provides to the clients. The startup provides business services, mentoring, and coaching and office space. All the services are covered up within a 3-month accelerator program. With its smart program. The Swiss Startup has been able to create a fertile situation for all the upcoming businesses to grow. The company has been able to give practical guidance to the newcomer entrepreneurs successfully.
Swiss Startup has a very thriving and evolving network in Switzerland. Mike Baur believes in securing a bright future for the coming generation. He is very enthusiastic about building a secure platform where youths can create their future and nurture their business ideas. He is also actively involved in youth entrepreneurship program.
Mike Baur has also partnered with Geneva-based Fintech Accelerator Fusion. The partnership has helped both the companies to widen their horizons about finance. Both the accelerators are mainly collaborating in things like startup selection process, partnering with universities, holding entrepreneurial events, creating networks of teachers, etc.