SmartHealth Activator is a nonprofit and an activator of life science innovation being developed at Midwest universities that addresses mankind’s greatest health problems. We build biotech startups by licensing ground breaking biotechnology being developed at Midwest universities with a startup team comprised of elite bioentrepreneurs and biotech experts each with 30+ years industry experience and expertise across drug, diagnostic and med device.
IP Protection: Intellectual Property Protection is a catalyst for innovation and reward particularly in high-value, knowledge-intensive sectors like life sciences. SmartHealth understands that IP Protection is fundamental and crucial to establishing and building value around research, and advises on critical strategies to best maximize a startup’s IP potential.
Tech Transfer: Technology Transfer is a sophisticated and often complex process, but is absolutely critical for company formation, investors, commercialization and ultimately for shared prosperity by the founders, team members and the university. SmartHealth helps negotiate the technology transfer license for the startup so that the terms of the license support the company’s growth yet also value the university’s contribution to the science.
Corporate Creation: Incorporating is essential to the success of any business, and proper corporate creation is required to raise investment capital and protect shareholders. SmartHealth provides direct access to legal life sciences experts.
Ops Team: Early stage life science companies need an Operations Team to optimize overall strategy, establish and meet milestones, procure investors, build strategic partnerships and ultimately traverse the "valley of death." SmartHealth has a large pool of elite operators and bioentrepreneurs with vast experience building successful biotech companies to draw upon.
Curated Board of Directors: Properly structuring a board of directors or advisory board is one of the most important pieces of determining the success for any venture. Board members are relied upon to provide strategic direction, corporate governance and credibility. SmartHealth pulls together high profile, industry specific experts that will drive success.
Investor Pitches: An investor pitch tells the story of how a life science startup company will impact mankind and the funds needed to succeed. SmartHealth helps startups create investor pitches designed to engage, inform and persuade investors.
Digital Footprint: In an age when everything can be “Googled”, it is important to build and maintain a reputable digital footprint that can be searched, shared and seen by a large audience. SmartHealth will help design and build a life science startup digital footprint and strategy.
Branding: Perception is everything when attracting investors and talent. The science may be exciting and compelling, but company perception should be equally as exciting and compelling. SmartHealth builds, positions and communicates the value of the life science startup.
Marketing: Having the right message is important, but being able to get that message to the right people is equally important. Utilizing a network of media professionals interested in broadcasting the next ground breaking innovation is critical to generating the buzz needed for world-changing innovators.