“Steve has been a driving force in growing the Life Sciences Collaborative and in making the group a terrific forum for life science innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors to share knowledge and build valuable connections across the Boston, New Jersey, and King of Prussia regions. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Steve since the early days of the Boston Chapter. In two years, with his leadership, LSC has become a vibrant and engaged group in a region that is chock full of networking and other forums. Steve is also a consummate connector, quick to spot mutual opportunities for colleagues and friends. He has fostered great chemistry within the group as well as personally (perhaps due in part to our shared birthday date).”
“Steve has done an amazing job with the Life Sciences Collaborative. The passion, consideration and energy are amazing and the results show. Our newly formed team in Boston is growing and best is yet to come !!”
Steve is a great organizer. The Life Sciences Collaborative with branches in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and most recently Massachusetts is a great success establishing connections between all stakeholders in building a life sciences community that combine business and personal relationships. His willingness to help others through his trusted network has without doubt helped numerous people in developing and building their businesses. On top of it all, he is one of the most gracious people I have met in my career.
I am pleased to write a recommendation for Steve. He is a very personable and friendly guy. Very knowledgeable and therefore helpful when it comes to insurance in the Life Science space. Steve is unmatched. I have known him for over ten years. Initially, when he provided insurance coverage for my business. Steve gathered and lead a small group of like-minded people to create the Life Science Collaborative. The LSC has grown tremendously and now boasts members in Philadelphia, Boston & Princeton. The LSC under Steve’s leadership has become a powerful networking group within the Life Sciences – will no fees involved. In 2021, Steve brought together another powerful group of Founders and created the “Innovators & Investors” group. This group is comprised of successful people that have started and exited Companies in diverse industries. All brought together by the passionate and dedicated Steve Kantor. I cannot say enough good things about him. He is one of the most genuine, down to earth people (and best networker) I know! It’s a pleasure to know him both professionally and personally.
I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Steve Kantor since 2008. Steve was developing a Tri-State Executive Leadership group with a vision to foster economic growth, support emerging businesses, provide real-world business and financial experience to high school and college students, and to leverage our successes to support needed community services. Mission accomplished! Steve has been able to assemble business and community-minded leaders and produce unheralded results through his untiring efforts and innovative programs. Through my personal and business involvement we have been successful in providing contract support for entrepreneurial businesses which today have generated roughly 300 new jobs in the area. In addition, we provide outreach programs to local schools and universities. In my career I have been fortunate to serve as a senior advisor to C-level executives of Fortune 100 companies, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and various Secretaries of Defense. Steve’s work ethic, thought-process, compassion, and support of PEOPLE (our greatest asset) is comparable to the many great individuals that I have worked with. In addition, he navigated the group through the COVID-19 pandemic, not skipping a beat and enabling continued service. This is just another testimony to his agile leadership skills. I look forward to continuing to support Steve’s leadership initiatives well into the future.
I know I can be confident referring clients to Steve because he puts their interests first. He learns their businesses, their goals and presents creative and thoughtful solutions to get them where they need to be. Plus, he’s a community leader and always giving back.
I’ve known Steve for many years and he is terrific at connecting people and helping people benefit through those connections. He also has a unique ability to create opportunities/forums for people to learn and grow professionally, such as with the Innovators and Investors group that he created and I am a part of. Steve operates with high integrity and thoughtfulness, and brings those traits to his professional and personal interactions.
Daniel J. Kaufman
I met Steve a couple years ago and feel fortunate to be friends with him. I have enjoyed working with Steve to create Life Sciences Collaborative Boston. I’m impressed with his skill and dedication to building a networking community and to supporting charitable organizations focused on kids in need. I am happy to recommend Steve as highly professional and with great integrity.