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Stan Christensen is a partner at Arbor Advisors, an investment banking firm where he negotiates on behalf of mid-market technology companies. He has nearly twenty years of experience in both transactional and operations
roles and has worked on hundreds of transactions. Before starting Arbor, he was the General Manager of Eazel, a Linux-based software startup. He started his career in corporate finance on Wall Street, and then worked for ten years with
CMG, a negotiation advisory firm affiliated with The Harvard Negotiation Project. In this capacity he worked with corporations and governments-advising, negotiating, and mediating transactions and conflicts. In 1996 he was selected as a
Kellogg Fellow for his work in the non-profit and public sectors. He is a member of The Council On Foreign Relations and currently teaches a course on Negotiation at Stanford University in The School of Engineering. He holds an M.B.A. from
Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Brigham Young University.
Making new medical discoveries is the lifeblood of the healthcare startup world. That's why the National Institutes of Health wants to lend a hand with a new training program for tomorrow's research geniuses.
In biotech research, the gathering and analysis of data takes a great deal of time. With portable legal consent, Sage Bionetworks aims to reduce data collection time for researchers so they can make their discoveries earlier.
The recurring question I hear from so many people in business is: “Why aren’t more startups generated by the university system?” It’s not an easy question, certainly not one to be solved in a single blog post. As I considered the many facets of academia that influence the actions of its researchers such as government policies, university culture, funding agency metrics and so forth, I realized that the obstacles and challenges faced by professors are similar to those of most any startup.
Swapping services between entrepreneurial ventures may not be new, but it is big -- with current reports showing 400,000 firms generating $9 billion of bartering activity in the U.S.
This week, eMed will be providing coverage of Partnering for Cures, a conference bringing together leaders in biotech research to discuss the healthcare business landscape.
Pharmaceutical companies are benefitting from partnerships with academic medical institutions, but can biotech companies do the same? Read more on clinician impact on medical device innovation.
Many entrepreneurs rely on internal bench strength to provide for future leadership. You can help ensure long-term organizational viability and avoid a talent crisis by exploring the benefits of building a best-in-class succession plan.
Universities and related organizations are major producers of patentable ideas. For entrepreneurs, the key is effectively working to license and commercialize these innovations. This article lays out a detailed strategy for entrepreneurs who want to commercialize licensed (and patented) technologies.
The founder of a placement agency recommends that entrepreneurs join various types of peer groups to piece together the support and contacts necessary to launch and build a company.
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