• Harrison Moreno

Connecting Ideas Corner: A Q&A with Peter Nestler, OppsSpot Consultant

Updated: Jun 15

We talked to OppsSpot's Sr. Business Consultant Peter Nestler, who is also the CEO and Founder of Biodarix Lifesciences LLC. Peter talks about what it takes for a small business to succeed, what's been the most rewarding part about his career so far, and what he looks for when trying to optimize a client’s new idea.


“I like the dynamics and the risk-taking spirit of the entrepreneurs”-Peter Nestler


Q-What do you look for when trying to help a client?


Peter- First I like to understand their business and business model. Based on that I like to develop a product and marketing strategy for the specific purpose: selling, funding, grants.


Q:Talk about your experience and how you think that will translate well to OppsSpot and its clients.


Peter- My career has covered academic, big Pharma, and Biotech. I bring experience in drug discovery and development, research informatics, as well as a broad technical knowledge across all life sciences. I have led global teams and networks in the US and Europe and multiple grant-funded projects as PI.


Q:What is the most rewarding thing about helping small businesses succeed to you personally?

Peter- I like the dynamics and the risk-taking spirit of the entrepreneurs. Helping them to succeed technically as well in the business axis and mentoring them to avoid costly or fatal mistake is very rewarding.


*Since our interview with Peter, has been recently named a Mentor-in-Residence with the University of Arizona Center for Innovation. The UACI is startup incubator network with outposts across Southern Arizona.*