The internationalization process for an early-stage MedTech start-up in a highly competitive ecosystem

Raemy, Charlotte (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Baldegger, Rico (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

This paper examines the early internationalization process for a MedTech start-up in Boston. It investigates the specificity of the medical sector and sheds light on challenges arising when integrating an entrepreneurial ecosystem. It helps entrepreneurs understand which resources are crucial to succeed in a highly competitive market. Our results show the particularity of Boston as a platform of change if resources are adequately used by entrepreneurs.Findings demonstrate the importance of a network to overcome obstacles but also exposes the different perceptions of what entrepreneurs expect from a foreign ecosystem compared with what it actually has to offer. This paper presents an in-depth case study of a MedTech start-up looking to internationalize in Boston due to its reputation of being the region with the most to offer the medical device industry.


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Conference Type:
short paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-FR
Institute:
Aucun institut
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Cairo, Egypt, 18-21 June 2019
Date:
2019-06
Cairo, Egypt
18-21 June 2019
Pagination:
6 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of 2019 International Council for Small Business World Congress
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