Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Blog


It All Starts with An Idea

by Marissa Kuzirian, Investment Manager Any project begins with an idea, the kernel of a concept that you hope pops into something bigger, something better. The same holds true for those involved in the life sciences.  A new treatment or device or biochemical breakthrough begins with a simple idea.  It might be to ease patients’ […]

Just the Facts – Speaking the Language of Funders

In just about any TV police drama, detectives have a way of cutting through the clutter when interrogating a witness – they want just the facts.  In other words, don’t waste time on irrelevant information or pumped-up descriptions.  Eliminate distractions.  Just the facts. Startup entrepreneurs can take this same advice when approaching funding sources.  Hopeful […]

The Importance of a Hashtag

Hopefully by now your startup or business has created a Twitter to engage with possible investors or customers. Beyond sharing your company’s latest developments and industry news, are you actively pursuing a way to uniquely connect with your target audience? Proposing questions and replying to other users’ tweets will push you in the right direction […]

Inbound Marketing: How to Build the Right Platform for Your Audience

As a Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) startup, you’re likely wondering how you’re going to spread the word about your product/innovation to your target audience once you’ve hit the development phase. A viable way to reach your audience, and position yourself and your company as a thought leader in your field, is to create an inbound […]

Inbound Marketing: When to Cut the Cord and Start Selling

The research is done. You’ve curated the perfect team of experts, scientists, business professionals and investors. You’ve got your website, social media properties and your very own office or lab space. You’re almost there! It’s time to start selling, right? Well, almost. Many start-up companies, particularly in the Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) category, find it […]

Private vs Government (Public) Funded Medical Device and Therapeutic Development

A perfect, unflawed system in any business sector is virtually unachievable, and the biotechnology and therapeutics industries are no exception. Although we are innovating and making strides to end what were once thought of as incurable diseases, we still do not have one single agreed upon way of funding the research and development of drugs […]

How to Venture Into the Business World from Academia

Networking, networking, networking! Chances are, if you’re a college student, you’ve heard this before. The best way to set yourself up for success after graduation is through networking with professionals within your desired field. Of course, this is a very important step to transition from academia to the business world, but there are several other […]

Balancing Data Innovation with Health IT Regulation

Healthcare information technology (HIT) is becoming an ingrained part of the contemporary healthcare experience. Every year, new health tech startups unveil innovations designed to improve patient relationships and outcomes, but making a meaningful impact is more difficult than it may seem. Often the healthcare technology industry clashes with important legislation and regulation. The Office of […]

3 Groundbreaking Areas of Innovation by Biotech Entrepreneurs

Biotechnology has been a traditionally risky investment. As Lori Kozlowski stated in Forbes, biotech requires large sums of money without any guaranteed outcome — a high risk for a potentially high reward. It can be difficult for investors to reconcile that risk when there are other avenues that yield a safer return on investment. Although […]

What Actually Drives Innovation in the Life Sciences Industry

With the evolving digital landscape and its impact on the technology sector, innovation has become a buzzword for many different categories. Within the saturated landscape, it’s important to take a step back and think about what truly defines innovation. It’s more than the ability to take a concept and bring it to commercialization and it’s […]