Killer Experiments: How to “Kill” Your Project Before you Spend too Much of Your Own or Someone Else’s Money

Explore techniques to remove technical and market risks. 

This session will describe techniques that will substantially remove technical and market risk and leave no doubt that your product will be an improvement compared to the status quo. SBDC Business Consultant Richard Creager Ph.D. will describe a set of experiments intentionally aimed at pressure testing critical attributes/feature of your envisioned product in as little time and as few resources as possible.

Event Speaker


Richard Creager, PhD

Business Consultant, SBDC @ UCI Beall Applied Innovation

Richard Creager has more than 30 years’ experience in In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD). He was the SVP Molecular Diagnostics and Chief Science Officer for Beckman Coulter. He also served as Group Vice President for Beckman Coulter’s Immunoassay Business. Richard is a partner in IOI Partners, a management consultant firm for IVD and biotechnology companies. Dr. Creager also held senior executive positions with Kallestad Diagnostics and Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur. Previously, he served as chairman of the board for Medical Alley, a 501(c)3 non-profit trade association of healthcare companies in Minnesota. He currently serves on the board of 1for2 education foundation and OnRamp Bioinformatics.

Event Partner


The SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation is a resource for any high-technology, high-growth, scalable venture from both the Orange County and UCI ecosystem that needs assistance with business planning, business development and funding-readiness. The center hosts several VC and Angel investors on site, as well as various ecosystem partners and industry professionals who work closely with the entrepreneurs.

Meet with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Whether you’re looking for guidance with starting your new tech venture, obtaining angel or venture capital, or looking for SBIR/STTR assistance, we're here for you!

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Event Details

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

12:00PM - 1:00PM

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March 9, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Killer Experiments: How to “Kill” Your Project Before you Spend too Much of Your Own or Someone Else’s Money

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