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Born Twice, Story of A CEO




With love for science and a strong affinity for business, Dr. Kleanthis Xanthopoulos moved from Greece to Sweden and ultimately to the States, where he found his way to the biotech industry. 20 years later, he successfully built 4 start-ups, introduced 3 biotech companies to NASDAQ, formed many strategic alliances with large pharmaceutical companies while continuing to follow his dream of delivering a drug to the market.

During our interview, he shared his journey, struggles, and regrets as a successful immigrant, CEO, investor, and board member. He also shared many lessons for individuals building their success in the biotech industry and the business world.

He firmly believes that immigrants are pre-conditioned to succeed as entrepreneurs because they do something many others haven't done. They are invested in learning and developing themselves, which is what entrepreneurship is about!