Square and Twitter have one thing in common. They emerged out of economic crisis at a time in which traditional solutions weren’t solving problems. For each of them, headed up by a charismatic entrepreneur with a vision for the future and a solution for the present, the question was not whether they were equal to the task, but whether there were problems to solve. COVID-19 is precipitating the same result today: a flood of entrepreneurial startups in biotechnology and life sciences. The old adage is that teachers emerge when the student is ready. Our current climate suggests that entrepreneurs emerge when solutions are needed.
Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.
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