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David Potter States Business Is More About Positive Differentiation Than Uniqueness

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  • Date Added : 4/20/2006
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David Potter

  • President, Momentum Venture Associates
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  • Invention To Venture - April 21, 2006 - David Potter - Bringing Vermont Life Science Companies To Market
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Biography

David L. Potter has been a Founding Principal in, and consultant to, numerous early stage and expansion stage life sciences, consumer products, and business services companies. Potter's company, Momentum Ventures Associates LLC, specializes in bringing in-depth entrepreneurial business acumen to companies with promising intellectual property, but limited business-building and management resources.

In 1997, Potter co-founded Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc., a spin-off company from the University of Rhode Island. Pro-Change became a leader in delivering health care compliance solutions for obese and smoking populations. From 2000 until the company's sale in 2002, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Previser Health Solutions, Inc., a start-up company with licensed technology from the University of Washington and the Temple University Medical School. Previser's technology is currently serving chronic disease patients in Israel and the United Kingdom, as well as in the United States.

During his corporate career, Potter served in senior Marketing and General Management positions for divisions of Textron Inc., General Mills, Inc. and the Unum Corporation. He was a senior member of the New Ventures organizations at both General Mills and Unum, driving the commercialization of new product and marketplace expansion initiatives.

David Potter received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College, and his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Dartmouth College.

The point we're really trying to make here is that there are lot of new things that are invented, but from a commercial standpoint, it's not critical that technologically, you be pristinely unique. The issue in the business world is positive differentiation, meaningful differentiation that can be s...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 4 David Potter States Businesses Should Create Value and Have Effective Business Models
  • Invention To Venture - April 21, 2006 - David Potter - Bringing Vermont Life Science Companies To Market
  • 4/20/2006
  • David Potter
  • 1 min. 56 sec.
Video 2 of 4 David Potter States Business Is More About Positive Differentiation Than Uniqueness
  • Invention To Venture - April 21, 2006 - David Potter - Bringing Vermont Life Science Companies To Market
  • 4/20/2006
  • David Potter
  • 1 min. 47 sec.
Video 3 of 4 David Potter States Importance of Having Someone On Management Team Who Can Deal With Broad Perspectives
  • Invention To Venture - April 21, 2006 - David Potter - Bringing Vermont Life Science Companies To Market
  • 4/20/2006
  • David Potter
  • 0 min. 59 sec.
Video 4 of 4 David Potter States Importance of Planning Ahead For Finding Funding Sources
  • Invention To Venture - April 21, 2006 - David Potter - Bringing Vermont Life Science Companies To Market
  • 4/20/2006
  • David Potter
  • 1 min. 22 sec.

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David Potter States Business Is More About Positive Differentiation Than Uniqueness
  • Invention To Venture - April 21, 2006 - David Potter - Bringing Vermont Life Science Companies To Market
  • 4/20/2006
  • David Potter
  • 1 min. 47 sec.