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Candice Hughes

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

CEO and Founder, AdapTac Games LLC and Biotechnology Commercialization Specialist and Founder/CEO, Hughes BioPharma Advisers LLC

CEO and Founder, AdapTac Games LLC and Biotechnology Commercialization Specialist and Founder/CEO, Hughes BioPharma Advisers LLC

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product
I have an idea I'm commited to
Part-time now, full-time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In


Hughes BioPharma Advisers LLC
AdapTac Games LLC

Side Projects

Small Business Rocket Fuel


CEO & Founder, BioPharma Strategy & Innovation Specialist Hughes BioPharma Advisers LLC May 2005 - present
Quality Process Liason & Team Trainer (Consultant) Kinapse January 2015 - present
CEO and Founder AdapTac Games LLC April 2013 - present
Technology Transfer Consultant Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation January 2011 - July 2011
Project Lead (Regulatory) Pfizer July 2005 - June 2009
Associate Director (Education & Marketing) QD Healthcare Group 2001 - 2005
Senior Medical Writer / Editor Level 2 (Education & Marketing) Ventiv Health Communications 1999 - 2001
Senior Medical Writer (Education & Marketing) Medical Education Consultants, LLC 1998 - 1999
Project Director (Education & Marketing) Medical Education Programs 1996 - 1998
Senior VP / Head Pharmaceutical / Healthcare Division Strategic Research Institute 1994 - 1996


Indiana University - Kelley School of Business Strategy, Technology Innovation, Business Management 2010 - 2012
Boston University School of Medicine Anatomy and Neurobiology
Mount Holyoke College Biology
BrandTwist 2015 - 2015
The Refinery (startup accelerator) 2014 - 2014

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Games
  • • Programming
  • • Game design
  • • Unity3D
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Games
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Medical Devices
  • • serious games
  • • health games

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Leadership • Competition • Biotechnology • Business planning • Entrepreneurship

Key Accomplishments

Overall, my skills cover a wide range from sales to business development to management to marketing and more. I started AdapTac Games last year as I noticed the building excitement about health games and their possibility to radically disrupt healthcare. The idea developed into a full business plan with my MBA team. We built and tested a paper prototype and are now building the digital version. I've put together a group of collaborators including a clinician and university computer science department). I've had 2 other successful ventures: a consulting firm and an intrapreneur role starting a new division in a VC backed firm that was sold. Formal training includes a PhD in Anatomy and Neuroscience and an MBA focusing on technology innovation and strategy.

What's unique? You won't find anyone else in the edtech/health tech space who has worked on/managed close to 1,000 clinical trial documents including FDA submissions. Plus someone with both the medical research background and the business background. I bring business and biotech a great compliment to someone with computer tech skills.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I prefer to work collaboratively. Each person should focus on their areas of expertise but still communicate regularly to ensure that the company's overall strategy and goals are being reached.

As an Advisor

I offer input when asked on specific issues or concerns. Now that I am on my third venture, as well as having years of experience as an employee, I feel it is good karma to give back when I can. I am not looking for intensive advisory roles right now, but for projects I am interested in, I will give feedback where I can.

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Cathryn Evans
We worked together
Creative, hard worker, MBA, resourceful, connected. She will follow through on her business plans and be a good leader.
Michelle Nanney
They're my school
She's been an entrepreneur before with her own consulting business. She has the knowledge and expertise to run a business. She's also grea ... t to work with, has great insight, and is very driven and motivated. She's a great leader and also a great teammate.
Glen Dakan
They're my school
Candice not only has the background in hard science through earning her PhD and in BioTech work experience, she honed her business skills th ... rough earning a Top-15 MBA from the Kelley School of Business, IU-Bloomington where I met her and worked with her. She has all of the classic entrepreneur attributes to include team-building, network, risk analysis, and is a true lifelong learner.
Chuck Allen
They're my advisor
Candice has done a great job analyzing her market and putting together the rudiments for a collaborative network. She has done her homework, ... presents well and has both the business and academic credentials to make a successful enterprise.
Danny Bain
They're my advisor
A persistent drive and ambition.

Glen Dakan
They're my school
Glen has already achieved a solid start with his new venture. He recruited a small team to help launch the company. He got a web site built ... and has been persistent in following his idea. He has studied the lean startup method and is approaching the venture in a smart fashion.

Glen Dakan
They're my school
Glen put together a small team for his new startup in a short time period. He also developed a website for his company and has been seeking ... input from potential customers. He has been persistent with his idea and accomplished a lot in a short time. He is focusing on goals while at the same time, seeking out best practices such as lean startup methods.