Sustaining Western PA’s Life Sciences Economy
Supporting promising innovations in:
Where Breakthrough Ideas Realize Full Potential
Proven strategies for companies at every stage:
A JUST-CONCEIVED OR NEWLY FORMED COMPANY
CORE PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVICE
COMPANY WITH CORE MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCT
POSITIVE CASH FLOW
RECEIVED FINANCING AND GENERATING REVENUE
MARKET, PRODUCT, AND WORKFORCE EXPANSION
PROFITABLE AND PUSHING FOR ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT
NEXT GENERATION AND GLOBAL MARKET SERVICES
We All Know What’s in a Number
Since beginning operations in 2002 PLSG has generated:
TOTAL IN COMMITTED INVESTMENTSSUSTAINABLE GROWTH
INVESTMENTS IN 75 COMPANIESCAPITAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMS
LEVERAGED ADDITIONAL CAPITAL FOR OUR REGIONINDUSTRY COLLABORATION
FOR LIFE SCIENCES COMPANIES THROUGH PLSG ACCELERATOR FUNDCAPITAL ACCELERATION
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Discover your leadership style at the Women in Bio - Pittsburgh event tonight at 6 PM.
Find more event details here: http://womeninbio.org/eventdetails.aspx?EventId=24408
A recent article in Entrepreneur says, “Pittsburgh has become one of the best areas to start a healthcare-oriented venture.” Learn why: http://entm.ag/1HsWthu
Seven of our portfolio companies: ALung Technologies Inc., Cognition Therapeutics, Cohera Medical, Complexa, Intelomed, Rinovum Women's Health Inc., and Wright Therapy made the Pittsburgh Business Times’ list of 2014 Investment Highlights. http://ow.ly/KKgCe
New technology trends will continue to disrupt healthcare, according to former AOL CEO Steve Case.
He says, “If you’re an entrepreneur in St. Louis or Des Moines or Minneapolis or Pittsburgh, you’re gonna have great opportunities to build companies on the back of these trends.” http://bit.ly/1MHJ8p9
Healthcare Reform implementation is nearing an end - equates to business model stability here's why http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWf0LUHBnwE
Tech investor Mark Cuban says that healthcare entrepreneurs would be better off pursuing the direct-to-consumer market instead of trying to get their technology into hospitals and predicts that sensors and big data analytics will be game changers. Do you agree? http://bit.ly/1En5CFs
Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC have announced a new Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, a collaborative effort that will leverage big data to further healthcare and wellness. http://ow.ly/Ksox3
We had a great time at the PITT BICP Bridges to Bio Networking Event last night!
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse updated their cover photo.
Entrepreneurs working to solve real-life problems should enter the BNY Mellon Social Innovation Challenge, UpPrize. Entrants have the chance to win over $800,000 in funding as well as other valuable support and resources.
Enter by April 15th here: http://upprize.org/
Join us tonight at 5:30 for the Bridges to Bio Networking Event at AlphaLab Gear. http://bit.ly/1vsVDjM
Genesis Medical Associates Inc. is the newest medical practice to use Treatspace. a software that replaces the fax machine, telephone call or prescription, which are used by doctors to make specialist referrals. http://bit.ly/1FC42nk
More business schools are helping students become entrepreneurs. The Graduate Management Admission Council says 45% of business school graduates from 2010 to 2013 pursued startups. How are Pittsburgh schools helping entrepreneurs? http://bit.ly/1aZUG9E
In the past few years, investment in the biotech sector has boomed. Some have compared the surge in investments to a bubble that is about to pop, but here are a few reasons why that won’t be the case for some startups: http://bit.ly/1F7n05c.
Congrats to Alung Technologies Inc. on the second successful use of their life-saving, respiratory assist device Hemolung RAS.
Learn more about the technology and how the University of Maryland Medical Center uses it here: http://bit.ly/1GLGUB4
How people think about and manage their health is changing. According to a recent study, 66% of Americans would use a mobile app to manage health issues. Find more study insights here: http://bit.ly/17OwEMU
“The creation of a new model of health and healthcare is perhaps the greatest single business opportunity of our lifetimes, both for innovators and incumbents.” Read more on how innovation in healthcare is creating businesses. http://entm.ag/1BGMHdt
A new survey from Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable analyzed how much of a stake select research institutions have in spinout startup companies. See where one Pittsburgh institution ranked: http://bit.ly/1K8TP6r
Who are the top 100 venture capitalists and in which industries are they investing? Check out this year’s VC 100 list from Entrepreneur: http://entm.ag/1AQqBVp
Are you interested in life sciences or biotechnology? Join us at the Bridges to Bio Networking event on March 19 to meet entrepreneurs and other professionals in Pittsburgh’s biomedical community! http://bit.ly/1vsVDjM
The University of Pittsburgh has formalized a plan to support entrepreneurship by turning research into commercialization with UPMC. http://bit.ly/1JDJizN
How does mindfulness affect health and an individual’s risk of disease? Recent Carnegie Mellon research supported by the National Science Foundation and Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Opportunity Fund explores the relationship. http://bit.ly/1MhdIXu
Investments in life sciences last year were at their highest level since 2007, according to a recent report. http://reut.rs/19oz85P
Learn about the legal aspects of raising funds for your startup company at a two-part workshop at Carnegie Mellon on March 5th. Get more details and register here: http://bit.ly/1CASGLw