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Bioscience Entrepreneurs Boot Camp

The LA BioStart Bioscience Entrepreneurs Boot Camp is a five-week, highly interactive, intensive training program pairing emerging bioscience entrepreneurs with industry experts and executives for rapid training in business fundamentals, bioscience knowledge and leadership skills. The courses will be held on the Cal State LA campus ten minutes from downtown Los Angeles and at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)’s LaKretz Innovation Center in the Arts District. The boot camp is a partnership among Cal State LA the Biocom Institute and LACI.

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

*Applications for Summer '17 Bioscience Entrepreneurs Boot Camp are closed, we are now accpting applications for Winter '18*

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.

Subjects will be covered in 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

Schedules for Summer 2017 Boot Camp (applications are now closed)

Our first Boot Camp will be held between July 12th  - August 16th. The program is free. Most courses will be taught on weekday and Saturday afternoons but during the five weeks there will also be six full-day sessions.

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.

Boot camp schedule
[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 note; this schedule may be subject to minor adjustment.


We are now accepting applications for our second cohort!

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Experts and Professionals involved in instruction and mentoring for Boot Camp for Summer '17 include:


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