Building a Business Plan/Challenge Proposal Around Your Health and Life Sciences Idea
A great health or life sciences company starts with an effective business plan. Part adventure chronicle, part road map, part romance, entrepreneurs must strike the right balance between conveying confidence and vision, between excitement and competence. Join former venture capitalists and serial biotechnology entrepreneur Greg Licholai, MD and MGH Pain Center Director Chris Gilligan, MD in a workshop to learn about the required elements of a life science business plan, methods to add spice so your plan gets noticed and examples of what works and what fails in business plan writing. Drs. Licholai and Gillian will also discuss what elements to include for the 5-page challenge proposals and will use examples from past challenges.
Voluntary prerequisite: send your opening paragraph (no more than one paragraph) to email@example.com for feedback from our instructors. Please note if you give permission for anonymous, sanitized discussion during the workshop.
NOTE: We will have a direct "Longwood to i-lab" bus for this event (one trip). More info will be sent to registrants.
We check all attendee registrations at the door. Please bring a printed or smartphone copy of your EventBrite registration and Harvard student ID if you have registered as a Harvard Student. Attendance will be limited to registered guests and tickets will not be available at the door.
Note: Harvard Shuttles have a stop directly across from the i-lab, and you can track the shuttles online here: http://harvard.transloc.com/ If you are driving, please park in the i-lab's lot (entrance on Western Avenue, directions and payment information are here: http://i-lab.harvard.edu/parking).
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Harvard Innovation Lab
Launched in November 2011, the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) serves as a resource for students from across Harvard interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. The programming offered by the i-lab is designed to help students grow their ventures at any stage of development and covering a wide range of disciplines. The i-lab fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.