Over the years, the HBI has developed a network of alumni working in various non-academic careers, including consulting, investing, patent law, and biopharma.
WHERE HBI ALUMNI ARE NOW
Alex Simon, PhD
Large Account and Corporate Development Manager, Genomic Vision
“Working with the HBI fundamentally shaped my perception of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. At the incubator, we learned how to approach the commercialization of science from numerous angles, all while leveraging our technical backgrounds. During my time at the HBI, I gained the confidence to tackle the curriculum of an MBA program. Furthermore, in my current role in sales and business development at a diagnostics company, I reflect daily on the lessons learned while working with the excellent students, post-docs, and professors that constitute the HBI.”
Yijie (EJ) Ma, PhD
Strategy Consultant - Life Sciences, Trinity Partners
“My two year experience with the Harvard Biotech Incubator has been phenomenal. I gained a significant level of understanding of the whole process of pharmaceutical development and commercialization from the perspective of the entrepreneur. During training, I grew from a novice apprentice to a key integral member of the projects and eventually pitched to real investors. So, it's not a simulation! It's real-world experience! What's more? This experience helped me land more than a dozen job interviews ranging from pharmaceutical companies to investment banks and consulting firms. As a management consultant in life sciences now, my daily job resembles a lot the training I received from the Harvard Biotech Incubator - it is that relevant.”