The Gulliver competition came at the perfect time for me and SeraNovo (then NADES Solutions). The competition forced me to zero in on the important aspects of starting a life science business, create and present a compelling vision to a panel of judges and a crowd.
This individual exercise was helpful, but the prize money made a big difference. The prize money was the difference between being able to focus full-time on the startup versus needing a side job. That early focus, enabled by the prize money, paved the way for SeraNovo, which is now a successful pharmaceutical company with a worldwide client base