Dear all in Tempo and CRDF
This is my opportunity to tie together a number of things that I have said and written over the many months that I have been involved. It is summertime and I have a few moments to write to you.
As far as I know, this was the first year that the business plan contest was held. I find it remarkable that, in such a short amount of time, so much was accomplished.
Even in the United States and other countries that have had a profit making system for many years, there is a need to guide the companies with developing their businesses.
It should therefore not be surprising that businesses would also need help in a country where the economic system changed only a small number of years ago.
Furthermore, giving the entrants a one-month extension was a good idea worth the extra time.
That said, I read the business plans from the point of view of what is the idea being presented- regardless of the write up of the business plan. I found many good ideas being presented.
In addition, while all of the plans were within the biotech industry, the science of human and animal biology is so diverse that it is possible to have more than one idea that is very good. I found this to be the case with the plans that were submitted. The entrants ought to be congratulated.
I would also extend that to all who were involved - without whom this contest would not have been possible.
The contest was put together to encourage people in the biotech industry to become involved in businesses. I am pleased to have been a part of this effort.
S M C
Chelmsford, Ma 01824
U. S. A.