The Hunt for Incubator
Space for a ‘Small
Biotech’ in the
Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Moving out of the garage and
into a lab?
I have worked in less space than this for 5 years
I have funding and can grow
What do I need as a virtual
Biotech..now and later
Shared lab space to weigh out compounds for shipping
Perhaps a chemistry hood, biology hood..ultimately
would like to do in vitro experiments, analytical
Small office of own – room for 2 people could add a few
more + interns
Security – space to grow
Business mentoring + connections to VC, Angels
Sense of community
A Major Biotech state that
wants more major companies
North Carolina is home to more than 600 bioscience
companies that directly employ more than 63,000
Great quality of life, plenty of space but what about
start up labs..
Take home message
Most of incubators in NC are set up for bigger companies
Getting people to respond is hard, slow
If we want to grow small companies why is it so difficult
Infrastructure is not as well developed as MA, CA
Need to inspire more people to start companies
NC needs to provide resources
What if I could work here in
I live 30 min from RTP, Raleigh
50+ min from Chapel Hill and Durham
What if I found a building here and turned it into an
Would I be able to attract others to the area?
To Be Continued….
Sean Ekins, Ph.D., D.Sc.