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b_b  ·  503 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 4, 2017

I'm giving a talk tomorrow. I do this relatively often. It doesn't bother me at this point in my life. The difference is at the end of this talk instead of polite but disinterested applause, I find out if the state of Michigan is going to give me $220,000. Kind of anxiety-producing, but in a fun sort of way. They're giving me 20 min to barf my pitch on them, so that's kind of like $11,000/minute.

blackbootz  ·  498 days ago  ·  link  ·  

How'd it go?!

b_b  ·  498 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Got the cash!

lil  ·  502 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Good luck!!

Is that $$ for FL? or perhaps pitch them to put $220K to hubski!

b_b  ·  502 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It isn't. It's for a separate venture involving some patents that mk and I hold regarding treatment of brain injuries with a stem cell-derived product. It's related to FL in that they're both stem cell-based products, but distinct in its aim, timeline, etc. Definitely the most consequential single public speaking event I've ever been part of. I have the sense that the money is ours to lose, so that's good. But I won't be taking full breaths until it's over. Didn't sleep at all last night.