Summer 2017 Bioscience Entrepreneurs Boot Camp
Students, Instructors, Schedule & Application Instructions
Bioscience Entreprenurs Boot Camp Inaugral Cohort - Summer 2017
Experts and Professionals involved in instruction and mentoring
Todd Peterson, Chief Technology Officer, Synthetic Genomics
Jeff Silverman, Corporate Vice President, Celgene
Wenyuan Shi, Professor UCLA & CTO, C3J Therapeutics
Ed Baracchini, Chief Business Officer, Xencor
Gerard Jensen, Director of Technical Services, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Neelima Firth, Principal, Best Laid Plans, Inc.
Monica Alfaro Welling, Managing Director, Atheln, Inc.
Jill Adler-Moore, Professor of Microbiology, Cal Poly Pomona
Gary Fujii, President and CEO, Molecular Express, Inc.
Alan Crunkleton, President and CEO, TriFoil Imaging
Will Sarat Chuchawat, Partner - M&A Team Leader, Shepard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
- Ronald Allen, President, Global Regulatory Affairs
- Barney Santos, Entrepreneur in Residence, the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Cal State LA
- Jim Cooper, Co-founder and CTO, Braid Theory
- Dax Stephens, LACI Investments and Advising Team
- Doug Lane, CEO, Douglas C. Lane Advisors
- Ed Beres, Director of University Relations, LACI
- Tom White, Executive Director, LACI@CSUN
- John Lasko, Entrepreneur and Advisor
- Stan Tomsic, Managing Director, Magna Point Group
- Camille Primm, Facilitator, the Leadership Edge/Biocom Institute
- Dave Moon, Professor, CSUN
Schedule of Instruction
Our first Boot Camp ran July 12th - August 16th. The program is free. Most courses were taught on weekday and Saturday afternoons, but there were also six full-day sessions during the five weeks.
In an effort to accommodate participants’ schedules, 2 to 4 individuals collaborating on an existing or planned business venture may apply for a single spot as a team. Team applications should include the CVs/Resumes of all individuals on the team, one “team” cover letter, and one executive business summary of a draft business plan. It is expected that teams will decide which members will attend which specific instruction/mentoring sessions.
full-day sessions (9am to 6pm) are denoted on dates filled with yellow color while those days with half-day sessions (2pm to 6pm) are marked by yellow color in the bottom half
Please email the following to LAbiostart@calstatela.edu, with a subject line including “Summer 2017 boot camp application” and your “First Name” and “Last Name”. Please submit all listed materials as attachments in a single email. Please do not submit packet materials separately.
- Cover Letter (2 page maximum) - describe your training, experience, aspirations and how the boot camp will help your company achieve its goals.
- Resume or CV (5 page maximum) – including contact information for three referees
- Executive Summary of a draft business plan (5 page maximum) defining plans to develop a biotechnology/bioscience idea, or leverage an existing technology/IP (conceived by the applicant independently from any institution, from his or her own laboratory, or from a faculty advisor’s laboratory) in order to meet an unmet need. Descriptions of plans/activities/discussions to license certain technologies/IPs would be helpful. Do not provide proprietary details of IPs that are not already in the public domain. Addressing the following questions would be helpful: what is the unmet need that you plan to address? how do you think your biotechnology/bioscience idea/technology/IP can be converted to a product, service or process? who would be your customer, partner or funder?
Team applications should include the CVs/Resumes of all individuals on the team, one “team” cover letter, and one executive business summary of a draft business plan.