Life Sciences

Douglas Crawford, Ph.D., Associate Director

QB3 with Neurosave and Privail

Challenge

Startups face a universal challenge which is they don't have any money and they don't have any time. 

Solution

Find the best possible providers. 

Working with TriNet allows our small business to compete with larger companies for talent.

Douglas Crawford, Ph.D., Associate Director, QB3: 

I have the great pleasure of working with start-ups, and I have the honor of running an incubator network, and there's nothing more exciting than an entrepreneurial scientist with a passionate idea about how they can change the world. And so it's my job to figure out how to make life easy for them.

Dan Ahern, Marketing & Communications, Neurosave:

Neurosave is a clinical stage medical device company. We focus our technology on targeted brain cooling, because cooling is the best known neuroprotectant.

Anwaar Al-Zireeni, Co-Founder & CEO, Privail: 

Privail is an early stage biotech diagnostic company, developing point-of-care diagnostics for the early detection of infectious diseases with an initial focus on HIV.

Douglas Crawford, Ph.D., Associate Director, QB3: 

Start-ups face a universal challenge, which is they don't have any money and they don't have any time.

Dan Ahern, Marketing & Communications, Neurosave:

We come to work every day to advance our technology. We don't want to be distracted by miscellaneous HR issues that can plague any company.

Anwaar Al-Zireeni, Co-Founder & CEO, Privail: 

I'm a first time business owner, and I pretty much had no idea what I was doing at the beginning. When it came to hiring employees, when it came to setting up payroll, benefits, health insurance, I was completely lost, let alone I was completely distracted because I had a company to run and experiments to carry out and the clock was ticking.

Douglas Crawford, Ph.D., Associate Director, QB3: 


One of the things that we've done to really make these companies more efficient is get them to find the best possible providers, and a great example of that has been our relationship with TriNet and the HR services that they can provide.

Anwaar Al-Zireeni, Co-Founder & CEO, Privail: 

Retaining your employees and making sure that they're happy, let alone hiring more in the future, requires solid clear-cut HR and that could really impact the growth of the company if I don't have a good and happy team.

Dan Ahern, Marketing & Communications, Neurosave:

Working with TriNet allows our very small operation here to compete with larger companies for that talent.

Douglas Crawford, Ph.D., Associate Director, QB3:  

One of the important benefits working with TriNet has been that they have been willing to provide benefits in HR support to very small companies. So now a two-person company can have an HR and benefits package that's equivalent to some large company.

Anwaar Al-Zireeni, Co-Founder & CEO, Privail:

TriNet very much have been taking care of me and they really walked me through everything step-by-step, explained it all and whenever we need them they're there.

Dan Ahern, Marketing & Communications, Neurosave:

What gets me really excited about the technology we work on here at Neurosave is the impact that we could conceivably have on patients suffering from cardiac arrest, stroke, patients of surgery, or traumatic brain injury that could benefit millions of patients every year.

Anwaar Al-Zireeni, Co-Founder & CEO, Privail:

I am motivated more and more every day because when I see the success of another start-up and seeing products come to life and people benefiting from those products, it really ignites that fire within me to want to do the same and strive to push our start-up forward and put it in the hands of the individuals who need it most.

Douglas Crawford, Ph.D., Associate Director, QB3:

TriNet has been, for us, a full service HR and benefits provider, a single stop shop. I don't have to be the benefits expert, it just happens seamlessly. So by making it easier for entrepreneurs, we've unleashed hundreds of companies that would not otherwise have existed before.