In the first 2 articles of the Retina Times Innovation and Entrepreneurship section, we discussed how to secure your intellectual property (IP), define your business model, assemble your team, and develop a quality management system (QMS). Here, we discuss fund raising for your idea.
We asked retina specialist and entrepreneur Firas Rahhal, MD, to assemble a group of experts and lead a roundtable discussion on early funding for retinal innovations. Our panel includes 2 seasoned inventor/entrepreneurs with a unique university perspective, a successful pharmaceutical start-up company chief executive officer (CEO}, and a co-founder and partner of a venture capital (VC) firm specializing in biotechnology.
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