ESO Staff

Dr. Margulis has more than 25 years of science and business development experience in the Life Science industry and is currently a Chief Operating Officer at Mansfield Bio-Incubator, building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Southeastern Massachusetts. Trained as a cellular and molecular biologist, his accomplishments include 12 authored scientific papers and numerous abstracts. In business development, Dr. Margulis increased sales by 200% within two years in the US and Canada, placed the Capital Equipment instruments into world-class academic and biotech/pharma accounts in the Boston area, and created a life science entrepreneurial ecosystem at Mansfield Bio-Incubator from scratch. He was critical in securing $4M money ($2M from Massachusetts Life Science Center and $2M from a private foundation) for Mansfield Bio-Incubator’s 15,000 square feet expansion, which was completed in Q1, 2022. Recently, he successfully led efforts in receiving a $1.2M award from EDA towards making Mansfield Bio-Incubator as a hub for for Southeastern MA life science ecosystem.

Founders are everywhere, but resources aren’t.

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The Massachusetts Founders Network is a central hub for all things startups, fostering innovation and collaboration across the state. MFN offers valuable networking, resources, mentorship, and community for startup founders in Massachusetts. 


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