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Alternative Funding Sources for Life Sciences Startups

Harvard Innovation Lab

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

Boston, MA

Alternative Funding Sources for Life Sciences Startups

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Life Sciences Workshop Series

In an effort to promote translational research and commercialization of cutting edge scientific discoveries within Harvard and the broader life sciences community in the Boston area, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) are collaborating to put forward a series of workshops during the 2012-2013 academic year.  The workshops focus on key issues current and future entrepreneurs face and aim to provide broad perspectives as well as practical guidance.  The HSCI/i-lab Series will also offer attendees an opportunity to learn about the translational and business building resources at HSCI and at the i-lab, as well as an opportunity to network with peers and industry veterans. 


Alternative Sources Beyond Traditional Venture Funding for Life Sciences

Startups As the venture funding landscape shifts in the life sciences industry, entrepreneurs discover the increasing needs to look at alternative funding sources to start and sustain their ventures.The panelists will discuss and answer questions on various government translational and small business programs, academic and medical center funds, angel funding, venture philanthropy, philanthropic donations, disease foundations, venture debt, and alliances with established companies.


    • Roger Kitterman, Managing Partner, Partners Innovation Fund
    • Bill Sahlman, Dimitri V. D'Arbeloff - Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean of External Relations, Harvard Business School
    • Michael Weingarten, Director, NCI SBIR & STTR Programs

We will be checking all attendee registrations at the door this year. Please bring a printed or smartphone copy of your EventBrite registration and Harvard student ID if you register 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: If you are driving, please park in the i-lab's lot (entrance on Western Avenue, directions and payment information are here:

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Harvard Innovation Lab
125 Western Ave
Boston, MA 02163

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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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.


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