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PHase 2:

APPLICATIONS OPEN 11/16

APPLICATION LINK

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 12/21

PARTICIPANTS SELECTED 1/14

PROGRAM STARTS 1/29

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

Phase 1: Spring 2018 (timing of program changed)

Scientist Track

A seminar series at Harvard Medical School to educate scientists about commercializing their innovations.
 

March 29, 2018: Life Science Entrepreneurship 101
Introduction to creating a life science startup, overview of resources in Boston, how to evaluate an idea and first steps. 

  • Imran Nasrullah, Director of Business Development & Licensing, Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

  • Lucie Rochard, Manager of Innovation Services, MassBio

April 17, 2018: Launching technologies from Harvard
Overview of Harvard's resources for startups.

  • Michal Preminger, Executive Director, HMS Office of Technology Development

  • Alice Ly, Associate Director, Harvard Innovation Labs

  • Su Chiang, Senior Associate Director, Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator

April 23, 2018: Financing for life science startups
Early stage financing options for startups, including non-dilutive funding, VCs, angel investors, and industry partners. 

  • Peter Kolchinsky, Founding Partner, RA Capital Management

  • Parker Cassidy, Chief Commercial Officer, Mitra Biotech

Business Track

A seminar series at Harvard Business School to introduce business students to life science entrepreneurship. 
 

April 4, 2018: Cracking the mind of a biotech investor
What investors really care about and how to get them to fund you.

  • Vinit Nijhawan, Entrepreneur and Investor

April 9, 2018: Sizing up your addressable market
How to determine and validate your potential market opportunity.

  • Alex Waldron, Chief Commercial Officer at Pear Therapeutics

April 19, 2018: Launching a healthcare startup
Taking your first steps the right way and building a successful foundation.

  • Bonnie Fendrock, CEO Cyta Therapeutics