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A peer advisory forum for life science startup founders and C-level executives



Hard Lessons for Early-Stage Companies


Experience is the greatest teacher. Oftentimes our toughest lessons teach us what not to do in the future. For early-stage and startup companies seeking venture capital, costly mistakes are best avoided. This in-person discussion with Kymanox Founder and CEO Stephen Perry explores the most common missteps founders make with venture capitalists–and what to move forward instead.


  • Stephen Perry, Founder and CEO, Kymanox

    Stephen Perry, Founder and CEO, Kymanox

    Stephen M. Perry has over two decades of experience in biopharmaceutical manufacturing with an emphasis on design engineering, scale-up, start-up, and regulatory approval. Stephen has participated in the FDA commercial approval of more than two dozen unique drugs, devices, biologics, and combination products. His work with novel cancer drugs, including autologous cell and gene therapies, and next generation antibiotics are notable from a technology transfer perspective. Stephen has led numerous multi-million-dollar capital projects and has contributed to several major facility installations and qualifications, which began at the conceptual design phase.


Founders Circle is a discussion forum for life science startup founders and C-level executives. This series is facilitated by industry experts and investment professionals and centers on business challenges that all early-stage life science companies face. Discuss innovative growth strategies & learn from experiences of an exclusive network of your peers.

Registration for this event will provide you with a complimentary pass to our Larger Than Life Science event immediately following

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