The entrepreneurial journey of Scotts Rocklage

Scott Rocklage is a healthcare professional with over 30 decades of healthcare experience. He joined 5AM Ventures back in the year 2003, where he held the position of Venture Partner and later became the Managing Partner in the year 2004. Scott’s healthcare and leadership exposure assisted him in being selected for various clinical trials. Before joining 5AM Ventures, Scott was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Nycomed Salutar. Also, Rocklage served as Ilypsa’s Executive Chairperson among other major companies. Currently, Scott serves as the chairperson of Kinestral, Cidara, and Rennovia. Scott acquired his science undergraduate in Chemistry and his doctorate in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He later conducted his doctorate research in Richard R. Schrock laboratory. Dr. Rocklage is a proud inventor of over 100 peer studied publications and over 30 U.S patents. Mr. Scott is currently based in Boston, MA.

 

Scott says that his days are just unique. There are days where he spends working with the company’s managerial team while others, he will spend studying new areas in his healthcare field. Also, there are times when he spends time preparing and later attending Board meetings. Scotts works with all cadre of entrepreneurs who include physicians, scientists, and business executives. While Scott is working with entrepreneurs, he helps them in shaping their concepts into prospective medicines that will meet various unmet medical needs. One of the best trends that excites Scott is the ability to aim certain genotypes that treat cancer in unique ways. The trend is helping in prolonging and also saving the lives of numerous cancer patients. The arts of prioritization, ample time management, and calendaring are some of the key aspects that make Scott Rocklage a productive entrepreneur.

 

Scott states that staying close to your strengths and remain true to your business are some of the things that have helped him grow his business empire. Staying close to your strength will help you especially in challenging times. One of the most evident causes of his entrepreneurial challenges is the management issue. Scott Rocklage advises people that once you recruit a wrong manager, your goals, business structure, and performance reviews will never change the person. Hence, a wrong recruit will jeopardize your business. Once you discover you have the wrong employees on board, replace them as fast as possible to save your business.

 

 

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