An investor once said, “You can replace an executive, but you can’t replace a founder.” Scientific founders play an important role in securing investment and boosting a company’s presence. However, more often than not, keeping a founder on board is easier said than done.

During this panel, executives working with scientific founders will discuss the dynamics of keeping a scientific founder involved, as well as the benefits of such a relationship. In contrast, a scientist who has founded two companies and elected to see them through will provide perspective on the challenges, successes and disappointments of doing so.

Ability Level: All

Session ID: 503267