NC BioStart Commercialization Webinar Series

Chancellor Holden Thorp will present "Been There, Done That: Lessons Learned by Faculty Entrepreneurs"

When May 20, 2010
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Webinar
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Contact Phone 919) 843-3304
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NC BioStart Commercialization Webinar Series
Been There, Done That: Lessons Learned by Faculty Entrepreneurs
Chancellor Holden Thorp
Thursday, May 20, noon - 1 p.m. EST

Chancellor Thorp will present his experiences in launching a technology startup based on his UNC research.  Xanthon, Inc. focused on commercializing an electrochemical technology for the discovery and development process in therapeutics, medical diagnostics, agriculture and crop protection.  As a promising startup with a platform technology and a solid management team, the Company raised millions of dollars in venture capital.  For several reasons, the Company was not successful.  Through this process, Chancellor Thorp learned many important lessons, many of which he applied in his latest venture, Viamet.

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About the Webinar Series
NC BioStart is offering a series of commercialization webinars to provide foundational information to overcome barriers to commercialization for aspiring entrepreneurs. Webinars are archived for later viewing on NC BioStart’s website, Previously broadcast webinars can be viewed on NC BioStart’s website.

About NC BioStart
NC BioStart is a program which facilitates and accelerates University startups through education, mentoring, funding, and incubating companies spinning out of UNC-CH. It is housed within the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, the academic home of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) here at UNC-CH. For more information, please visit our website at or contact Don Rose, Director of NC BioStart at