Bill Rader is a life-long entrepreneur who sold his first company at age 18. To date he has launched five ventures, including his most recent Efferent Labs, Inc., and orchestrated multiple M&A’s. In Oct. 2014, Efferent was a winner in the worlds largest business contest 43North. Efferent Labs, Inc. is a pre-clinical stage company focused on biosensor systems for life sciences.
Bill started Efferent Labs after inventing the medical infusion device RxFusion in 2009. Since mid 2011, he has created alliances with major universities, merged a university sponsored startup into the company, and now hold patents to many promising technologies. Information available at www.efferentlabs.com
In 2015 Bill had a successful exit from the company he founded in 1998, Raland Technologies, LLC, a consulting and products company. He grew the company organically as well as through M&A. The company grew substantially during his leadership, landing it on the Inc. 500|5000 list with worldwide clients and operations.
Prior to starting Raland Technologies, Bill worked in a variety of positions from Consultant and Senior Engineer to Vice President. He started his tenure in the early 1980’s in the engineering sector of the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear Engineering Reactor Controls member of the Submarine Fleet. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, is a member of Harvard Business School, Business Innovations in Global Healthcare class of 2015, and a graduate of the University at Buffalo, School of Management. He is a regular paid Contributor to Forbes Media and the “Leadership & Viewpoints” columnist for Inc.. He sits on the Board of Directors for NY MedTech, is a NYBio Fellow, and member of many industry organizations.
He started his entrepreneurial journey at a very early age, leading to the sell of his first company at age 18. Since that time he has had both success and failure in business. He writes about his journey in the book “the Venn Effect” He also talks about his journey in a popular keynote speech.
He has invented devices and methods to make products and life better. From inventing production methods in his first company, to the first home automation water-heater controller and his more complex inventions in the healthcare field, if he sees a problem he fixes it. He has issued and pending patents.
As a regular columnist for Forbes and Inc. he writes about all things business. Many of his stories are about the issues and rewards of entrepreneurship. He started writing in the early 1990’s when asked to write for the consumer periodical Home Theater Magazine. Since that time, he has written numerous articles and papers.
As a published writer, business leader and entrepreneurship expert with over 30 years of experience, He has the unique ability to be relevant to most audiences. He presents at events all over the United States, and has conducted training and coaching over the last three decades to audiences from 5 to 3500.
Connect with Bill
Business Lessons 1 & 2:
Do what you love!
Do what you know!
Bill talks about these two business lessons, and more, in his popular presentation “the Venn Effect”: Lessons of a life-long entrepreneur.