Chris Rivera of the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association goes Inside the Founder's Studio with CTC. Chris talks about his experience as a co-founder of Bay Area biotech company Hyperion, as well as the perspective that background provided him in returning home to Seattle to become CEO of WBBA.
Chris provides an intimate view of running a biotech company during the global financial crisis, managing change, and bringing those insights back to inject an expanded strategy for founders at WBBA.
The explosive growth in WBBA founder services has led the group to expand mentoring programs, launch its own angel group, and more.
Chris hints at plans to return to the private sector. A few days after this session, Chris announced his resignation from the CEO role at WBBA.