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Brian Lawrence

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area, US

Chief Executive Officer, Silk Technologies, Ltd.. Cornell grad. Tufts grad.

Chief Executive Officer, Silk Technologies, Ltd.. Cornell grad. Tufts grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Development
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Business Development

Involved In

Positions

Chief Executive Officer Silk Technologies, Ltd. November 2013 - present
CEO Seryx Biomedical, Inc. August 2012 - November 2014
Graduate student - Ph.D. Cornell University September 2008 - June 2012
Graduate student - M.S. Tufts University September 2005 - May 2008
Research Assistant Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Lerner Research Institute May 2000 - December 2003

Education

Cornell University Biomedical Engineering 2008 - 2012
Tufts University Biomedical Engineering 2005 - 2008
University of Toledo Bioengineering 1999 - 2005

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Operations
Advisor With
  • • Pharmaceutical product development
  • • Pharmaceutical marketin
  • • Manufacturing operations growth
Markets of Interest
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Nutrition
  • • Beverages
  • • Specialty Food

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Seed funding • Biomedical Engineering • Pharmaceuticals • Startup Operations • Startups

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Lucinda Camras
They're my school  •  Co-Founder & Inventor, Camras Vision. Duke grad. Northwestern grad.
Brian makes a great entrepreneur due to his innovative nature matched with drive to make products that can reach the patient.
Michael Haukaas, Ph.D.
They're my advisor  •  Founder and Shareholder, Haukaas Fortius PLLC.
Brian is a driven entrepreneur with great ideas and insight. He quickly learns new information and has a great team behind him.
Ben Rollins
We worked together  •  Entrepreneur. Founded Axon Optics, Vaporsens, Bombyx Technologies. BYU/Cornell grad.
Brian = Grit. You should be working with Brian. He is that guy that can just makes things happen.
Jeet Mukherjee
They're my friends  •  Ph.D Student, Weill Cornell Medical College. University of Delaware grad.
Brian has been an incredible friend as well as mentor to me. Watching him develop his startup during our time together in grad school was an ... eye opening experience for me. I watched in real time the ups and downs Brian faced at each step of developing his idea. From the lack of funding, to hired executives changing the essence of his product, to completely changing the product itself, Brian has seen and faced it all. He demonstrates the tenacity needed to bring an idea to fruition and inspires those around him to buy into his vision. Every conversation I've had with Brian leaves me feeling more excited about my own entrepreneurial ambitions and anyone would be very lucky to have Brian as a team member or adviser.

Ben Rollins
They're my current cofounder  •  Entrepreneur. Founded Axon Optics, Vaporsens, Bombyx Technologies. BYU/Cornell grad.
Ben IS a great entrepreneur because he has the business foundation combined with the risk tolerance to see past non-realities and see what t ... hings could be like with some focused planning and effort. He is a great colleague, a friend, and extremely trustworthy. He strives for success and maintains his cool even under the most high-pressure of situations. I admire Ben and strive to be like him myself.

Michael Haukaas, Ph.D.
Founder and Shareholder, Haukaas Fortius PLLC.
Mike has been working with me for a number of years and is an excellent patent attorney. He understands the needs of small startups and rela ... tes well as the head of his own practice. With a significant background in chemistry he is especially suited to help in the sophisticated claim filings of new chemical, pharmaceutical, and biological technology. I would highly recommend him to any entrepreneur!

Michael Haukaas, Ph.D.
We worked together  •  Founder and Shareholder, Haukaas Fortius PLLC.
Mike is a fantastic patent attorney, and I would highly recommend him for any entrepreneur! He understands the needs of small, high-tech bus ... inesses and is extremely skilled at preparing patentable claim lists.