Researcher to Entrepreneur 2.0: Meet our Newest Founders Fellows
An immersive startup experience for individuals with an advanced STEM degree
This 12-month experiential program offers hands-on startup experience for those with an advanced STEM degree to transform concepts into a business reality.
Selected participants receive a $50K stipend and access to the Science Center's robust network of industry experts, investors, and entrepreneurs in addition to facilities at CIC Labs + Innovation Campus in Philadelphia.
The Fellowship includes in-person lectures, online workshops, and facilitated meetings with startups that is delivered over 12 months in two phases: Immersive Learning and Active Building.
MONTHS 1 - 6
Fellows are embedded with startups to learn from and provide direct support to the founders, in addition to serving as a Venture Associate for Capital initiatives.
Technology and Market Assessment
IP Protection and Management
Raising Capital and Negotiation
Valuations and Deal Screening
Marketing and Corporate Management
months 7 - 12
Fellows apply lessons learned from the Immersive Learning phase to transform their business concepts into a business reality. Fellows explore capital and private investment and develop a path to market.
- SBIR/STTR application
- Company legal structure definition
- IP option or license agreement execution
- Due diligence package development
- Customer discovery for prototype development
- Fundraising and partner development cultivation
Our 2022-2023 Fellows
Providing life sciences researchers over 100X the amount of biological samples in just a few days, to accelerate understanding of disease biology and new therapeutic approaches.
Developing a digital platform that democratizes drug development to improve access to healthcare.
Our 2023-2024 Fellows
From the University of Pennsylvania, Danial is working to unite the fields of cell therapy and longevity to generate translational cellular products to ameliorate aging and its associated pathologies.
From Columbia University, Yazmin is developing low-cost ultrasound prototypes.
Founded NubGenix Consulting, a quality and regulatory consulting firm who provides services related to design and implementation of Quality Management System (QMS), establishing regulatory, quality and compliance strategies for product launch and streamlining workflows.
From the University of Pennsylvania, founded ToxiSense, a biotech venture developing more sustainable and cost-effective bacterial endotoxin assays by engineering a plant biosensor system.
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