Benjamin Golan

Class of 2022-2023

Loyola Marymount University, 2022
Mechanical Engineering Major

Why did you choose ESTEEM? 

I came to the ESTEEM program to add business and entrepreneurial skills to my engineering background.

What is your Capstone Project and why are you excited about it? 

BioPharmCatalyst is a subscription-based platform for stock market investors within the biotechnology & pharmaceutical industries. It is one of the most trusted portals for information related to biotech stocks in the industry with 3,000 paying subscribers and 50,000 newsletter subscribers. The site includes several tools that allow investors to analyze the current market landscape such as an FDA calendar, a PDUFA calendar, a cash database, an earnings calendar, and more. BioPharmCatalyst has traditionally had a business model built on B2C capabilities, but is looking to tap into the B2B market. The goal of the capstone project is to gain insight into the potential B2B market within the asset manager and pharmaceutical investing industries. With a greater understanding of the B2B market, a confident decision can be made as to whether or not BioPharmCatalyst should enter into the market.

What do you hope to do after ESTEEM? 

I hope to combine my engineering experience with my new entrepreneurial skills to solve business' problems in the future. This has led me to be interested in the consulting field.

What do you like to do in your free time? 

When I'm not working I love to hang out with friends, play basketball, listen to music, and cook! My favorite artist is Frank Ocean and my favorite food is sushi!