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540 Avis Dr
Suite A
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Elke Lipka

What educational, entrepreneurial or business development programs, if any, have you taken advantage of?
BioArbor, MichBio, Ann Arbor SPARK events. I personally went through the U-M Executive MBA program.

Where did you find your first employee?
From the University of Michigan.

Have you promoted an intern to employee status, and if so how many times have you done it?
Yes, we have done this frequently before, including three times in the last two years

Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
Primarily NIH through the SBIR program and through consulting and preclinical MADE/formulation services.

Name an idea, policy or mindset from elsewhere that you would like to see this region adopt?
We still need much more capital in this area. It is getting slowly somewhat better, but lags significantly behind other incubator areas in the Midwest.

What are some of the advantages to doing business here?
Relatively low cost of doing business, access to great talent

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