Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences

Our primary program is Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences, a ten-week program connecting entrepreneurially minded students and postdocs to leading Bay Area venture investors, entrepreneurs and industry professionals.

The program entails weekly classroom sessions, often with a guest lecturer, and a project where student teams explore a startup opportunity with guidance from leading life science investors. The program is completely free for everyone and is not formally affiliated with any company or university.

We will hold another program at Berkeley in early 2019. We are working on the syllabus and logistics and will open the application once we finalize the details. Learn more about our prior programs below.

Spring 2018 Program

The Spring 2018 cohort (minus a few who were out of town) after our final VC visit.

Our Spring 2018 program wrapped up in May 2018. We had an amazing group of PhD students and postdocs from Berkeley, UCSF and Stanford. The teams explored microbiome therapies for cancer and glycan-mediated immunotherapy.

Check out our Spring 2018 syllabus here.


Fall 2017 Program

The Fall 2017 cohort after our final VC visit in December.

Our first program was offered in Fall 2017 to PhD students and postdocs at UC Berkeley. Students received coaching from investors from leading life science venture funds that have raised over $2.7B since 2015, and guest lecturers included successful serial entrepreneurs and professionals from the biopharma industry.

Check out our Fall 2017 syllabus here.

If you are interested in future programs, sign up for updates here.