LA BioStart

 

About

The LA BioStart Bioscience Entrepreneurs Boot Camp is a five-week, intensive training program that prepares emerging bioscience entrepreneurs to launch their own bioscience ventures. The boot camp is a collaborative project of Cal State LA, the Biocom Institute and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.
 
Participants learn business fundamentals, leadership skills and bioscience knowledge from industry leaders and business experts. Funded by the Economic Development Administration, the training is offered at no charge to eligible participants.
 
Early-stage entrepreneurs, emerging entrepreneurs seeking to market bioscience ideas, and scientists, university faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students should apply.
 
For additional information on the program, applicant requirements, topics, and instructors, please visit this page.

 


 

Meet the Winter 2018 Cohort

 

Funding

Funding path

LA BioStart is made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Regional Innovation Strategies Program and will take place primarily on the Cal State LA campus, with events at partner sites throughout Los Angeles County.

 

Curriculum

LA BioStart enrolled its first cohort of 12 entrepreneurs in summer 2017. There will be two additional cohorts per year through 2019. The five-week curriculum will cover topics including:


Funding & Financing


Patents & Intellectual Property


Business Formation & Company Structure


Quality Assurance & Quality Control


 


Regulatory Affairs


Corporate Partnerships & Exit Strategies


Visioning, Strategic Planning & Goal Setting


Human Resources