Morning TalkOpen For All

From postdoc to CEO – building a job with meaning

May 16 2024




How do you go from being a postdoc to the CEO of a biotech spinout and raise more than 220 million DDK? Find out on the 16 of May when Simon Mølgaard co-founder of Teitur Tropics joins us in the Kitchen for a Morning Talk.

Simon Mølgaard, Postdoc from Biomedicine and CEO of the biotech spinout: Teitur Tropics has always been drawn to making a difference. That is why he chose to study molecular biology – and why he and his co-founders founded Teitur Tropics. For him, entrepreneurship has become not just a career path, but a means to effect real change and a job that he loves every single day. On the 16th of May he will shed a light on the tools you as a researcher need on a commercial journey.

The talk will focus on:

  • The journey towards commercialization with impact as a driver.
  • Key tools for success, including mentorship, fluency in business language, receptiveness to feedback, and the ability to navigate insecurities.
  • Valuable competencies from academia that prove invaluable when embarking on a commercialization adventure.

About Teitur Tropics

Teitur Trophics is a biotech company that develops novel therapeutics for treating or preventing neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia.

More than 200 million patients suffer from neurodegenerative disorders world-wide. Today, no treatments are available to prevent the relentless progression of neurodegeneration, affecting memory, movement and quality of life for them and their loved ones. Teitur is dedicated to develop novel compounds that can address this unmet medical need and provide true disease modifying opportunities to improve the lives of patients.


08:15: Check-in, networking & breakfast
08:30: Talk
09:15: Networking or goodbye


Date: Thursday the 16th of May

Time: Doors open at 8.15 – talk starts at 8.30 and ends at 9.15

Food: There is a bun, cheese and jam for everyone who has signed up