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Follica Gets New CEO, Gears Up for More (Hair and Business) Growth


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Follica Gets New CEO, Gears Up for More (Hair and Business) Growth


#2

When they want to go at the marked?


#3

Seemingly positive news. Let’s hope his hiring had to do with an advancement in their studies.


#4

Some body else on another site made an interesting connection between Follica and Thomas whitfield with the following Xconomy article.

Here is what “ClayShaw” from HLT wrote,

"Wait just one hot f****ing minute here…

Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneur Fellowship Program Launches in Boston and Silicon Valley
Robert Buderi 1/8/09

Right now there’s really only one great educational institution for those who want to learn how to be an entrepreneur, and it’s called the School of Hard Knocks. That isn’t to say there aren’t some wonderful classes and programs in entrepreneurship at places like MIT, Stanford, and other universities. But those are typically short-lived courses with little, if any, hands-on training. In truth, there aren’t very many opportunities for hopeful entrepreneurs to learn first-hand about the career. And even if you have a passion for building your own business, it’s often incredibly hard to put in the time to do so without giving up your day job—and unless you are independently wealthy or a starving student already, that is often impossible to do.

Today, the Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, MO, is launching an ambitious program designed to help fill a big gap in the entrepreneurship world by providing two-year fellowships to allow would-be entrepreneurs to build their dream business—salaries and expenses paid—while working side-by-side with mentors who know how to do it. It’s called the Kauffman Entrepreneur Fellows program, and it’s being launched in partnership with three leading venture creation companies—two in Silicon Valley, and one right here in Boston. That would be PureTech Ventures, which is run by Xconomist Daphne Zohar.

Zohar says the opportunity to have one or more fellows at PureTech fills a big void and helps both the entrepreneur and the host company. “It’s an entrepreneurial initiative and something that doesn’t exist” anywhere else, she says of the program. PureTech and Kauffman each pay half a fellow’s salary, so PureTech gets a motivated worker at a bargain rate to help it explore new ideas and hopefully launch companies. The fellow, of course, gets financial security and stability and first-hand training—and not just for a semester, but for two years. After that time, the fellow could potentially join one of the companies he or she helped form, or perhaps stay with PureTech.

That Thomas Whitfield guy is one of these Kaufmann scholars, and PureTech has “one or more fellows” working for them… Hmm…
Here’s a link to a list of the “global scholars” this year.
http://sites.kauffman.org/globalscholars/meet.cfm
I can’t find one more likely than Whitfield to be working for a medical company. He’s a biochem guy…
I dont know if thats what they mean by “fellows”, and its a stretch, sure, but… an interesting one.
Something might actually be going on here…

This is what it says about Whitfield on the Kaufmann site.

“Thomas Whitfield is a DPhil candidate in Biochemistry at Oxford University. Already a successful young entrepreneur, Thomas was the founder of miomi.com, which has received funding in excess of 1 million GBP. His newest venture is a revolutionizing hair loss treatment incorporating innovative biochemical technology. A scientist by training, Thomas is eager to hone his knowledge of business, particularly finance and law. He is most interested in learning from a venture capital firm, particularly in understanding how they evaluate and support high risk start ups.”

http://sites.kauffman.org/globalscholars/meet.cfm

Hmmm interesting…coincidence maybe?


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» Some body else on another site made an interesting connection
» between Follica and Thomas whitfield with the following Xconomy article.
»
» http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2009/01/08/kauffman-foundation-entrepreneur-fellowship-programs-launches-in-boston-and-silicon-valley
»
» Here is what “ClayShaw” from HLT wrote,
»
» "Wait just one hot f****ing minute here…
»
» Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneur Fellowship Program Launches in Boston
» and Silicon Valley

» Robert Buderi 1/8/09
»
» Right now there’s really only one great educational institution for those
» who want to learn how to be an entrepreneur, and it’s called the School of
» Hard Knocks. That isn’t to say there aren’t some wonderful classes and
» programs in entrepreneurship at places like MIT, Stanford, and other
» universities. But those are typically short-lived courses with little, if
» any, hands-on training. In truth, there aren’t very many opportunities for
» hopeful entrepreneurs to learn first-hand about the career. And even if you
» have a passion for building your own business, it’s often incredibly hard
» to put in the time to do so without giving up your day job—and unless you
» are independently wealthy or a starving student already, that is often
» impossible to do.
»
» Today, the Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, MO, is launching an
» ambitious program designed to help fill a big gap in the entrepreneurship
» world by providing two-year fellowships to allow would-be entrepreneurs to
» build their dream business—salaries and expenses paid—while working
» side-by-side with mentors who know how to do it.
It’s called the
» Kauffman Entrepreneur Fellows program, and it’s being launched in
» partnership with three leading venture creation companies—two in Silicon
» Valley, and one right here in Boston. That would be PureTech Ventures,
» which is run by Xconomist Daphne Zohar.

»
» Zohar says the opportunity to have one or more fellows at PureTech
» fills a big void and helps both the entrepreneur and the host company.

» “It’s an entrepreneurial initiative and something that doesn’t exist”
» anywhere else, she says of the program. PureTech and Kauffman each pay half
» a fellow’s salary, so PureTech gets a motivated worker at a bargain rate to
» help it explore new ideas and hopefully launch companies. The fellow, of
» course, gets financial security and stability and first-hand training—and
» not just for a semester, but for two years. After that time, the fellow
» could potentially join one of the companies he or she helped form, or
» perhaps stay with PureTech.
»
»
» That Thomas Whitfield guy is one of these Kaufmann scholars, and PureTech
» has “one or more fellows” working for them… Hmm…
» Here’s a link to a list of the “global scholars” this year.
» http://sites.kauffman.org/globalscholars/meet.cfm
» I can’t find one more likely than Whitfield to be working for a medical
» company. He’s a biochem guy…
» I dont know if thats what they mean by “fellows”, and its a stretch, sure,
» but… an interesting one.
» Something might actually be going on here…
»
»
» This is what it says about Whitfield on the Kaufmann site.
»
» “Thomas Whitfield is a DPhil candidate in Biochemistry at Oxford
» University. Already a successful young entrepreneur, Thomas was the founder
» of miomi.com, which has received funding in excess of 1 million GBP. His
» newest venture is a revolutionizing hair loss treatment incorporating
» innovative biochemical technology. A scientist by training, Thomas is eager
» to hone his knowledge of business, particularly finance and law. He is most
» interested in learning from a venture capital firm, particularly in
» understanding how they evaluate and support high risk start ups.”

»
» http://sites.kauffman.org/globalscholars/meet.cfm
»
» Hmmm interesting…coincidence maybe?

"His newest venture is a revolutionizing hair loss treatment incorporating innovative biochemical technology."
I like the sound of that :slight_smile: If he just could release some more info soon…


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You know what i would love to hear!
hey guys!its working!soon in the market!
then i wake up!