HD66: search for a cure or a killer? a startup mystery

HD66: search for a cure or a killer? is available on Amazon. The book combines the dynamic world of startups and the creative freedom of fiction. The intrigue of crime fits perfectly into the ups and downs of an early stage venture, weaving together entrepreneurship, science, healthcare, and social innovation.

10 5-star reviews!
“Great read.”
“Paced like a thriller!”
“Loved this book…Keeps your attention from startup to finish.”
“Life in a startup – captured!”
“Looking forward to Brie’s next adventure.”

Join Babs at her book launches:
Tuesday, April 18, Pitt University Bookstore, noon to 1pm
Saturday, May 13, Mystery Lovers Bookshop, Oakmont PA, 2-3:30pm


entrepreneurship2I’m all about entrepreneurship, to: support, encourage,  and inspire. I work with entrepreneurs and practice entrepreneurship by focusing on what I call the “five stars:”

  • The entrepreneur
  • The kernel (idea)
  • The business (opportunity, market, customers)
  • Traction and growth
  • The future


logo-for-facebook-300x51Since 2011, I have been giving advice to early-stage entrepreneurs on my NewVenturist blog. My latest effort is to try and condense everything that I think an early-stage entrepreneur should know when starting his/her new venture. Called “Startup Briefs,” the posts will be combined into a short book of less than 50 pages.

Startup Briefs post #14, Competition and differentiation


Few folks come to me having done extensive competitive analysis about their idea/product. What ensues goes something like this:

“What do you know about the competition?” I ask.
“Oh, what I do is different?” the young entrepreneur states proudly.
“Really? Different, how?”
“Well, others have [x feature/approach/etc.], and we have [y].”
“What if your competitors add that [feature/approach, etc.]?”
“Well, they could, but…”

The conversation keeps going, and I keep needling the person who is really not answering the fundamental question about the competition.
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Recent Press

Going Deep with Aaron

Going Deep with Aaron

Women in Bio newsletter article about Babs and HD66

Going Deep With Aaron” podcast, “Babs Carryer teaches entrepreneurship around the world”

Speaking Engagements


  • Women in Innovation and Technology Symposium, Washington University, February 28, information here
  • Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, March 2, registration and information here

International: Brazil – Guest professor of entrepreneurship for graduate students and faculty at UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul), and presentations of “Concept to Commercialization” and “Training Engineers for Commercialization” at the 9th International Symposium for Industrial Engineering (IX Symposio Internacional de Ingenieria Industrial: Actualidad y Nuevas Tendencias)