Update: Philip is now an analyst at Sound Bioventures.
Why did you choose the Copenhagen MBA?
In my most recent research project I had the opportunity to collaborate closely with two life-science start-ups. This experience ignited my interest in entrepreneurship and the business part of life-science.
Knowing that the Copenhagen MBA is located in the middle of the Scandinavian life-science ecosystem, which is considered one of the most vibrant, progressive and rich environments for start-ups and pharmaceutical companies, it was a natural choice to pursue this programme. Moreover, there is a large network of alumni who work in this space and combined with the unique concentration: ‘Entrepreneurship’, the programme represented exactly what I was looking for. Overall, the Copenhagen MBA was an ideal point of entry to explore life-science and business.
What was the most memorable part of the programme for you?
The absolute highlight of my MBA journey has been the people I have met. To enter a community of friends for life cannot be matched by anything
What are your post-MBA career plans?
I am interested in linking life-science to business opportunities and working with start-ups and innovation. From my perspective, life-science research is more than an academic discipline; it is a source of innovation and a tool to help bridge science into business ideas – eventually improving society, environment and patient outcome. Throughout my internship I have had the privilege of exploring this from a venture capital perspective, which has been an incredible experience. I have deliberately not been active in my job search, as I am still in the process of finding my right shelf, the position where I can create the greatest impact. However, one thing is for sure – and it is that my next career move will be in the intersection of business, research and life-science
MBA graduation day speech by Philip Brainin