Scott Rocklage Is Helping New Entrepreneurs Find Success Every Day

Scott Rocklage is a managing partner of 5AM Ventures and an interesting man with a solid work ethic. In 2003 he became a Venture Partner of the company and by 2004 he became a managing partner. He brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the field of healthcare management and helped to get three new drugs approved by the FDA. Before becoming a managing partner with 5AM, he was the CEO and president of Nycomed Salutar and the CEO and chairman of

Cubist Pharmaceuticals.


Scott Rocklage now helps startups and other entrepreneurs to get their businesses up and running. He recommends that entrepreneurs should not be afraid of taking measured risks. He also suggests that people succeed the most when they are in control of their own business and not working for a random Fortune 500 company. In his experience when people stay focused on what they do best and what the strengths of their business, they do well. It’s when entrepreneurs stray too far and try to be trendy with the times that they can fail.


The idea for 5AM Ventures came from the fact they help companies in their very earliest stages, and since 5am is early in the morning, it just made sense. The life-science venture capital firm has already helped many businesses to get the right kind of start they need, and Scott works directly with entrepreneurs, physicians, scientists, and other business leaders to help them turn their ideas into real-world medicines that can help treat medical issues that have not been dealt with, as of yet.


Mr. Rocklage doesn’t feel like he has a typical kind of work day, and he gladly welcomes the new kinds of challenges that any day may bring. He feels that his time management skills along with his method of prioritizing makes him a productive entrepreneur that can handle anything that comes his way.


Scott Rocklage went to the University of California, Berkeley and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry while there. He went on to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology earning his PhD in Chemistry while taking part in research that happened in the lab of Nobel Prize Winner Richard R. Schrock.


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