Boot Camp

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The application deadline for Bioscience Enterpreneurs Boot Camp summer 2018 is June 20, 2018.

Download the summer boot camp instruction schedule here.

The LA BioStart Bioscience Entrepreneurs Boot Camp is a five-week, intensive training program pairing emerging bioscience entrepreneurs with industry experts and executives for training in business fundamentals, bioscience knowledge and leadership skills. The courses will be held at Cal State LA, a few miles from downtown Los Angeles, and at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)’s La Kretz Innovation Campus in the downtown Arts District. The boot camp is a partnership between Cal State LA, the Biocom Institute and LACI.

 Upon successful completion of the boot camp, participants will receive a year-long membership to the Biocom Institute.

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Who should apply?

  • Early-stage entrepreneurs
  • Emerging entrepreneurs interested in taking bioscience ideas to market
  • Scientists, university faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students

What topics are covered?

The boot camp addresses the challenges most common to scientists and new entrepreneurs seeking to turn their scientific discoveries into successful companies. Seasoned business professionals will also benefit from lessons in bioscience-specific topics such as FDA-regulated development, manufacturing and quality control processes. All of these topics will be covered by one of the three suites:

Bioscience Business Suite

  • Bioscience R&D Process
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Quality Assurance & Quality Control
  • Reimbursement, Marketing & Sales
  • Corporate Partners & Exit Strategies

 Business Fundamentals Suite

  • Design Thinking
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Legal Basics
  • Investment and Financing

Leadership Suite

  • Understanding Personality Styles
  • Influence & Communication Skills
  • Driving Positive Change
  • Visioning, Strategic Planning & Goal Setting

Boot camp cohorts

Experts and professionals involved in instruction and mentoring


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