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Scott Rocklage on his education, experience, and being productive

MIT graduate Scott Rocklage is a smart guy with a good head on his shoulders. He attributes his productivity as a entrepreneur to being well organized in multiple factors. He uses a calendar, time management, and prioritizes what is most important to get things done. Scott also says taking measured risks in life is vital to success. Of course doing the proper research and talking to people in the same industry is very important. If you don’t take risks in life, then you will not gain anything either. Staying true to your brand and strengths is needed for longevity. When companies stray too much from what they are good at to chase trends, that is when they suffer Rocklage says.


Scott Rocklage is a Managing Partner at 5AM Ventures. It was founded in 2002 and is located in Menlo Park, California. This firm is helps early stage life science companies with venture capital. With each day a different project arises. Some days the Ph.D will be working with the company’s management team, attending meetings, or researching new sectors of life sciences. The ultimate goal is to find new treatments to cure or help with diseases or illnesses that to date that don’t have helpful treatments. 5AM Ventures join together with entrepreneur based business executives, physicians, and scientist to create opportunities where there was none before. In fact, with the help of Dr. Scott Rocklage they have been able to get three new U.S. Drug Applications approved by the FDA. They are Cubicin, Teslascan, and Omniscan. Scott serves on a number of boards, in fact 11 to be exact. Some of these include Novira Therapeutics, Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, Expansion Therapeutics, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and many more.


As far as education, Scott went to 2 great universities that gave him the tools needed to succeed. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of California. Rocklage continued on to get his Ph.D in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, aka MIT. With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare management field Scott is very knowledgeable to help companies achieve their goals with the help of 5AM Ventures. Although this thrving doctor has reached high levels of success, he still has had his struggles in life. Reflecting back there are a few things he would do differently. One of them being that he would choose a team more wisely and focus more on people.


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