Bioventures is a 10 week, hands-on immersion into life science entrepreneurship, where teams turn an idea into a business.
As an advanced degree candidate, you are at the forefront of medicine and technology, you know how to ask the right questions, and you have the ideas that will change the future of healthcare.
Bioventures incubates those ideas into innovative startup companies. We equip advanced degree candidates with visions for solutions in healthcare by matching them with business leaders, clinicians, and industry advisors to develop their go-to-market strategy, build an investable pitch deck, and bring those visions to life.
Bioventures alumni have developed 8 companies in the program and have founded 5 other companies after participation. Prior areas of focus include diagnostics, therapeutics, medical devices, and direct to consumer life science products. Collectively alumni have raised $5M+ and have participated in incubators/accelerators including Y Combinator, Mass Challenge, Station Houston, JLABS, and TMCx.
Prior participants have joined us from Rice, BCM, UTMB, Lamar, UT Health, TAMU, UH, MD Anderson, etc. Trainees must be willing to commit 10+ hours per week from June 3 – August 5 to participate in the program. If you are interested in participating, please fill out our signup form. Contact Manwal Harb (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions.
Bioventures 2021 runs Thursday evenings June through August.
May 15: Team Formation Day- Pitch your technology or value as a teammate. The best ideas will be identified by mentors and teams will form around these ideas.
June 3 - August 5: Sessions: Hour 1 will be a guest lecture and hours 2-3 will be team pitches with feedback
August 14: Final Pitch Day