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Stephen Ball, Speaker during the Interactive Breakout Session – Venture Capital – Friend or Foe?
September 20, 2018 at the Confederation Centre; Charlottetown, PEI

Natural Products Canada (NPC) is a not-for-profit organization developed to help Canada reap the benefits of a thriving natural product sector. Through insights, introductions and investment, NPC helps small and medium companies overcome commercialization challenges, attract investment, and realize their goals for growth. Stephen works with several natural product companies in Atlantic Canada, providing business consultation and advice, and liaising with various private and public entities to help the companies secure investment. Stephen brings an extensive background in contract manufacturing, including with BioVectra, where he was responsible for over $100 million in sales, providing extensive insight and leadership to project teams to ensure their viability. He also led corporate and academic research teams through the commercialization process, helping them manage issues in research, navigate regulatory compliance requirements, and negotiate intellectual property agreements.