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EARLY-STAGE INCUBATOR FOR BIOPHARMA STARTUPS

HELPING BRILLIANT SCIENTISTS​ 
THINK LIKE BRILLIANT CEOS

The BioFoundry trains biopharma startup founders to lead teams, pitch investors,
and approach partners with confidence. 

Program dates: September - December 2021

 

We help researchers who are commercializing technology in innovative cell and gene therapies and related industries (protein, MABs, and vaccine developers, and innovations that assist in their creation) find their business way forward. Our 14-week program focuses on the company side of your science – from investor networks and pharma partnerships to internal team building and commercialization strategy. 

Ideal Candidates: 

  • Open to national and international founders  

  • Raised seed or pre-seed funding

  • Planning to open a funding round within the next 18 months 

  • Licensed technology from university research

  • Cell and gene therapeutics and associated innovations focus (protein, MABs, and vaccine developers and related)

This program is free and we do not take any equity thanks to the support of the U.S. EDA Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program and our partners. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Designed for first-time biopharma startup founders as they raise a Series A, all programming is interactive and virtual, and focuses on workshops, 1-on-1s, and roundtables.

  • Topics include:​

    • Elevator, investor, and customer pitches

    • Recruiting and team management 

    • Investor strategies and networking

    • Pharma partnerships and business development

    • Business finances and fundraising

    • Accounting and legal

  • Connections to expert entrepreneurs and alumni 

  • Networking with New Jersey pharma leaders

  • Pitch and expo table at the BioFoundry Showcase

  • Free/discounted access to industry events and communities

  • Technical assistance for process development 

  • Access to BioCentriq, NJII's full-service CDMO, and VentureLink@NJIT coworking space

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LAST YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS

First Cohort: Fall 2020

NJII's Entrepreneurship Division launched our first virtual, cohort-based biopharma incubator called BioFoundry. 

 

At the end, five companies shared their innovations with experts, leaders, and investors in the biopharma ecosystem.

Alumni include:

 

THANKS TO OUR 2020 PARTNERS

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CONNECT WITH VENTURELINK

EMAIL

venturelink@njit.edu

PHONE

973-642-7857

ADDRESS

211 Warren St.
Newark. NJ 07103

HOURS

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM