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Activate is a collaborative mentorship program that facilitates the creation of Harvard-based life sciences companies.

If there is a technology that you want to commercialize, Activate will help you get off the ground by connecting you with the expertise, resources, and structure required to build a life science company.

Based on your startup's needs, each scientific group will pair up with a Harvard Business School MBA student and receive hands-on coaching from 2-3 mentors through MassBio, advice from industry experts in IP, operations, and business strategy, and feedback from top-tier investors

APPLICATIONS OPEN!

Contact us at harvardlsip@gmail.com with any questions.

More information below, be sure to scroll all the way down!

 

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Our goal

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  • Enable scientists and business students with the tools and expertise to start new ventures

  • Spark new intellectual communities and build bridges across Harvard schools & Boston biotech ecosystem

  • Increase quality, volume, and efficiency of spin-outs from Harvard labs that aim to solve pressing biomedical challenges


MEntorship

RECEIVE MENTORSHIP FROM ACTIVATE PARTNERS AND ADVISORS ON IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF COMMERCIALIZATION

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Program overview

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • HARVARD AFFILIATED

  • WELL DEFINED TECHNOLOGY

    therapeutic modalities

    platform technologies

    diagnostics

    medical devices

  • CLEAR IP AROUND THE TECHNOLOGY

  • CLEAR POTENTIAL TO APPLY THE TECHNOLOGY

  • TEAM INTENDING AND WILLING TO ‘SPIN-OUT’ IN THE NEAR FUTURE


PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • HANDS-ON COACHING FROM 2-3 MENTORS THROUGH MASSBIO

    •ADVICE FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS IN IP, OPERATIONS, & BUSINESS STRATEGY

    •FEEDBACK FROM TOP-TIER INVESTORS

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  • $5000 PRIZE FOR WINNING PITCH

  • TICKETS TO 2019 MASSBIO ANNUAL MEETING

  • TICKETS TO 2018 MASSACHUSETTS LIFE SCIENCES INNOVATION DAY 

  • RIDE-SHARING TRAVEL CREDIT

 

More Info

Contact us at harvardlsip@gmail.com with any questions.