Barbara Schilberg
By Anne Harding
A champion for the region

When Barbara Schilberg was wrapping up her fourth job in senior management at a biotech company and looking for her next opportunity, she made a discovery that she says shocked her. "I realized there weren't that many small startup companies in the region, and it was a shame because I had all this great experience."

As Shilberg cast about in vain for a new generation of life science startups, she heard of an opportunity to help create one. Pennsylvania was using $33.8 million from its tobacco settlement to set up a "greenhouse" for...

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