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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Labs
The Harvard Innovation Labs consist of a vibrant, cross-disciplinary ecosystem for the Harvard community to explore innovation and entrepreneurship while building deeper connections. It is an excellent example of the One Harvard vision and a leading catalyst for the Allston Science and Enterprise District.The Innovation Labs fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.
The Harvard i-lab is the central component of the Harvard Innovation Labs. It is an educational collaborative for all current Harvard students from any Harvard school to explore innovation and entrepreneurship at any stage. it provides open co-working space, a vibrant community of peer and mentor support, experiential programming, and a 12-week Venture Incubation Program, helping student teams take their ideas further, faster.
The Launch Lab is a critical extension of the growing Harvard Innovation Labs. It provides eligible Harvard alumni leading high-potential early-stage startups with a curated community including collaborative coworking space, business building programming, and access to i-lab advisors and mentors. It fosters continued connection between alumni, current students, and the Harvard commnunity as a whole.