In today's episode, we chat with Dr. Markus Roggen, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures, a licensed cannabis and psilocybin research laboratory based at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
The CBDV team offers innovative, collaborative research, fundamental science and consulting services which are focused on chemical process development, analytical testing, and extraction optimization. It's their goal to become the world’s leading company for chemical research and extraction expertise of controlled biopharmaceuticals.
In our chat, Dr. Roggen and I also explore:
✅ Why you shouldn't start a business venture for the sake of starting one, but instead to begin by solving a problem
✅ How to assemble a high-performing, diverse team to solve complex problems in a relatively new industry
✅ When it's important to move slowly and have a deep attention to detail, rather than "move fast and break things"
As a final note, I'm excited to share that since this episode was recorded, CBDV was acquired by Delic Holdings, a psychedelic wellness-focused company. Congratulations to Dr. Roggen and the team, who will now begin work as DELIC Labs.
Our Guest and Resources We Mentioned
Learn more about Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures: https://cbdvl.com/
CBDV on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/19198637
Dr. Markus Roggen's Ask an Expert Series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLF3R-X0knHLlP4RLQPbIvOn_unqvb2a_